The cast for director Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" reboot is starting to come together in earnest. We already knew that Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") would play Peter Parker and his red-tights-clad, web-spinning alter-ego Spider-Man, that Emma Stone ("Zombieland") had been tapped for the role of his love interest Gwen Stacy (and not Mary Jane Watson), and that Rhys Ifans ("Notting Hill") would provide the film's scaly, tongue-flicking villainy as Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard.
Both roles are pivotal to the film and to "Spider-Man" lore in general. As you'll probably remember from the original "Spider-Man" trilogy, Uncle Ben is Peter's father figure and moral compass, the one who tells him that "with great power comes great responsibility." Ben's tragic death even provides the impetus for Peter to use his powers for good. Once Ben's gone, Aunt May is Peter's sole remaining family and another great source of moral guidance for the confused young lad.
Personally, we think that if this casting does come through, Webb has absolutely nailed it. Who better to get advice from than the guy who played the best POTUS in history on TV's "The West Wing" and the woman who nurtured "Forrest Gump" to greatness? Do you think the casting is as spot-on as we do? Take the poll below!
What do you think of the "Spider-Man" reboot cast so far? Are you psyched to see it when it swings into theaters on July 3, 2012?