Deadline reports that casting for the Spider-Man reboot has moved closer to completion, at least where Peter Parker/Spider-Man is concerned. Other characters will be cast after Sony decides on a lead actor. On Friday, Sony executives watched screen tests for the major contenders, including Jamie Bell (Jumper, Billy Elliot), Anton Yelchin (the upcoming Fright Night remake, Terminator: Salvation, Star Trek), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Logan Lerman (the upcoming Three Musketeers remake/adaptation, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro).

The reboot's director, Marc Webb, presumably impressed Sony with his ability to capture teen and twenty-something angst in (500) Days of Summer, his first film as a filmmaker. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's nuanced performance had something to do with that perception, of course, but Webb proved adept at capturing the central character's emotional highs and lows through subtle, unobtrusive camera movement and shot composition. His abilities as a filmmaker will be put to the test with the Spider-Man reboot: in addition to getting believable, grounded performances from his cast, he'll have to handle complex, CG-heavy set pieces (with 3D cameras no less).
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