Rumors have been swirling that since Tobey Maguire left the fourth Spider-Man installment, Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie will be taking over the role. The film would focus on Peter Parker’s younger (more muscly?) years. Robert Pattinson had also been rumored to be taking on the role.
“I am very blessed that the rumor is even going around and I am very happy about it!” Henrie told OK! at the premiere of Legion at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood on Thursday. “That would be a dream role for me.”
Henrie, 20, said he’s been seeing buzz about the possible new casting for the past month.
“I love Tobey and I have been watching him forever so I would do whatever it takes to follow him in the role.”