'Spider-Man' Reboot Cast Update: 'Bates Motel' Star Freddie Highmore Would 'Love To Be Considered' For The Role Of Spiderman

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IN PHOTO: The Spiderman float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 27, 2014.
IN PHOTO: The Spiderman float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Marvel is reportedly all set to introduce a new spiderman in the “Spider-Man” reboot. There is buzz that either Peter Parker or Miles Morales can be the spiderman; however, it is yet not confirmed who will play the role of iconic superhero.  “Bates Motel” star Freddie Highmore recently revealed his wish to play spiderman.

In an interview to IGN, Freddie said that he would “love to be considered.” “You always feel like you can identify with him. He's that kind of guy at school who wasn't perhaps in the really cool group, but who was extremely intelligent and managed to find confidence in being Spider-Man -- in this other side to his life,” he added.

Freddie also tried to compare spiderman with Norman Bates from the Psycho novel. He said that if you are playing the character of Norman you might always get compared to the performance by Anthony Perkins in 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock film. Similarly, if one steps into the shoes of Spiderman he will be compared to actors like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield who have previously played the part on the silver screen.

Meanwhile, there have been rumours that “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien might play Spiderman. However, the actor revealed to Buzzfeed “he has not heard anything about it.” Other actor who will reportedly be happy to take on the role includes Donald Glover.  He said in his interview to Today’s show that he will be “honored” to play spiderman and will be good at playing the role like Amazing Spiderman.

The “Spider-Man” reboot was announced by Marvel and Sony Pictures in February. The spiderman will first make an appearance in an unknown Marvel film and will be seen in $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28, 2017. The solo spiderman film will be produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal of Marvel. Sony will continue to distribute the film and will have the final creative say in the film.

The last spiderman film was “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” It starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The film showcased death of Gwen Stacey (Emma) and proved to be a mild box office success.

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