He may be Katniss’s beloved in The Hunger Games, but Josh Hutcherson has always had his sights on bigger things, it seems. In a new interview with Yahoo! Movies, Hutcherson has expressed interest in playing Spider-Man in the new reboot franchise now being helmed by Marvel since its takeover of the character and the announcement that Andrew Garfield would no longer be reprising his role.
“Yeah, of course I’d think about doing it: It’s Spider-Man, that’d be really cool,” Hutcherson has said, although he also admitted that “there’s not been any conversations about [it]” just yet.
This isn’t the first time that Hutcherson has been linked to the role, with his name being mentioned in more-than-a-passing manner last time the role was up for grabs, however the part ultimately went to Garfield, who played the hero in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. An audition tape recently hit the Internet – which you can watch above – which shows a much younger Hutcherson auditioning for Spider-Man in a scene reminiscent of one in the very first film, 2002’s Spider-Man, which starred Tobey Maguire.
This February, Marvel announced they had reached a partnership deal with Sony Entertainment to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with many expecting his first appearance in the MCU to be in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, although a rumoured appearance in this year’s Avenger’s: Age of Ultron has been rumoured. A stand-alone Spider-Man film has been announced for 2017.