Report: Rob Pattinson to Play Spider-Man

January 12, 2010 By:
Report: Rob Pattinson to Play Spider-Man

We’ve heard this rumor before, but it ended up being an April Fool’s joke. But now there may be some truth to Rob Pattinson taking over for Tobey Maguire as Spider Man.

Everyone’s favorite vampire is in the running to be the successor of Peter Parker after Maguire announced he was leaving the franchise. He said in a statement, "Beyond the films themselves, I have formed some deep and lasting friendships. I am excited to see the next chapter unfold in this incredible story."

The Daily Record reports that Rob is at the forefront for possible actors to take over, as well as Chace Crawford and Michael Cera.

Rob is busy shooting the film Bel Ami with Uma Thurman until February, and will likely begin on Breaking Dawn shortly thereafter, making Spidey a very difficult project to sign onto.

The next movie will supposedly focus more on Peter Parker’s character in high school. We’re not sure Rob, Chace or Michael look young enough to pull that off!

Who do you think should take over for Tobey?