Just a couple of weeks ago, we brought you a story that Columbia Pictures had narrowed down its list of Peter Parker hopefuls to five actors, one of which was British actor Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, The Adventures of Tintin), who has now reportedly been chosen to become the next webslinger.
If true, Bell will have beaten out the likes of Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson. Bleeding Cool states that they have received “repeated reports” over a 24 hour period that Bell had indeed been chosen to play Peter Parker.
Neither the studio, nor reps for Bell have confirmed his casting in Marc Webb‘s reboot, but we’ll let you know the minute something crawls our way (get it?).
Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, directed by Marc Webb is slated to hit theaters on July 3rd, 2012.