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Jamie Bell Cast as Spider-Man: The Rumor of the Day

Jamie Bell Spider-Man

Thanks to the fact that Steve Jobs will clearing up all of the rumors about the new iPhone in a few moments, space has been left on the internet for another big rumor — Spider-Man casting. And while we’re working the phones and offering up back-alley handies to our friends inside the walls of Sony, we’re coming up with bupkis confirmation on this latest rumor. However, it will be a topic of conversation, so lets get on with it. Jamie Bell may be the world’s new Spider-Man.

The rumor has originated over at Bleeding Cool, who are claiming that they have “received repeated reports that Sony have settled on their new Spider-Man” in the last 24-hours that Sony and director Marc Webb have settled on Bell. The star of Billy Elliot, the failed sci-fi experiment that was Jumper, and an excellent piece to the beautifully acted puzzle of Defiance, Bell has proven himself to be a charismatic and dynamic young Brit. He will also star in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Tintin film in the title role. At age 24, he’s well within range to play a much younger Spider-Man.

And here, I can’t help but be disappointed that Donald Glover didn’t even get an audition. Alas, let the confirmations, denials and fan discussions begin.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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