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Video Of Josh Hutcherson's Spider-Man Audition

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Posted July 27, 2010 - By Joseph Baxter

Video Of Josh Hutcherson's Spider-Man Audition

The long ordeal full of red herrings and rumors that was the casting process for Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot is by now, long over. However, as some of you may be aware, the process was at a critical juncture where it was narrowed down to five official candidates. Along with the eventual winner Andrew Garfield, was actor Josh Hutcherson, who was actually the bigger favorite to nab the part. Besides being closer in age to the film's High-Schooler Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Hutcherson brought an impressive resume of big-budget blockbusters like Zathura, Bridge to Terabithia, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. However, he also brought to the table this really cool audition video (see below)  which was uncovered by Latino Review, filled with over-the-top stunts which are believed to have been the brainchild of famous stunt choreographer Larnell Stovall.

Keep in mind this an audition tape, which proved unsuccessful in helping Hutcherson earn his striped red pajamas. While it's fairly conventional in its approach to the dynamic of a newly-powered Peter Parker finally standing up to the bullies who have tormented him, it doesn't seem to display what Hutcherson would have brought to the deeper pathos of the character, which is the most important thing. Therefore, we can assume that the selction of Andrew Garfield, who will likely have to play a character ten years his junior, must have been rooted in his ability to convey the "power and responsibility" dilemma that's brewing in this new Peter Parker's soul.

This is likely as close as he'll get to being the Wall-Crawler, unless Garfield is somehow found in a seedy motel room with a dead hooker, while sporting Nazi paraphernalia. So, what do you think of Hutch's brief, unofficial tenure as Spidey?

Source: Latino Review

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