The casting options for who is going to be the next web slinger, is slowly coming to a close. Right now, rumors are strongly favoring Billy Elliot actor Jamie Bell. Rumors are running rampant across the internet that Bell is going to be the next Spider-Man, but as is the norm, other actors have also been suggested for the role.

Bell, age 24, is a great actor. In every movie, he delivers a powerful performance, showing he’s got the acting chops to fill the role of anything thrown at him. If Jamie Bell does become Spider-Man then I think we’re in for an interesting change. Mostly, Bell acts as though he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, angry at the world with the world equally angry at him. A darker Spidey would certainly be something we haven’t really seen before, excluding Tobey Maguire’s emo Spider-Man in Spider-Man 3. Also, even though Sony said they were looking for someone to play a young still-in-high-school Peter Parker, Bell isn’t exactly the youngest actor out there and since another trilogy is what the studio heads are gunning for, Bell could end up being quite old by the time everything is said and done.  I don’t really care too much about the age thing, since I think he’s a wonderful actor, but it’s definitely something worth noting.

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