Tobey Maguire, AP
The IESB reports that Sony is denying the accuracy of Latino Review’s story naming actors in consideration to play Spider-Man. That story reported that Patrick Fugit or Michael Angarano could be approached to play Peter Parker. According to the IESB, the only actor in the running to play Spider-Man at present is incumbent Spidey, Tobey Maguire.
According to our sources, that include reps from CAA, Endeavour, ICM, Marvel Studios and Sony, no actor including Fugit has been approached or even considered for the Peter Parker/Spider-Man role or any other character for that matter.
To take it a step further, head of Media Relations for Sony/Columbia Pictures Steve Elzer told the IESB today that the Fugit story is 100% false and added, “No one is being considered for the role but Tobey. Period.”
Now, it’s possible Tobey Maguire could turn down “Spider-Man 4,” and if that happened, another actor would have to be hired. But as of today, it looks like the plan is to get Tobey to take another turn in the Spidey suit.
– Matt Price