Call Kraven, because the hunt is on for the next Spider-Man!
And the next up-and-coming actor to throw his hat in the ring for the reportedly much younger Spidey is Freddie Highmore!
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The star of A&E's Bates Motel (who you may also recognize from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory!) says he would definitely love to be the next victim of that radioactive spider!
"Obviously I would love to be considered. That would be fantastic. I guess we'll just see how things go."
He may not be campaigning hard, but he can prove that he understands the character! He went on to explain just what he loves about Peter Parker:
"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. I was going to try and make a comparison between Spider-Man and Norman Bates… [laughs] But I'm not sure… it's probably best to stay clear of that one."
But having starred as the young Psycho in the prequel series could actually help him play Spidey. Freddie explained:
"With Norman Bates, some people would always say, 'Oh, is it tricky playing Norman knowing he has this history behind him, and with Anthony Perkins' classic performance that you will always be compared to?' I guess similarly with the actor who ends up playing Spider-Man there will always be comparisons made with Tobey Maguire's great performance and most recently Andrew Garfield."
Do U think Freddie would make a good Spider-Man??
[Image via Marvel/A&E.]
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