Fassbender was also reportedly in talks for a lead role in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. There's no news on where he stands with that now, but according to Deadline, Sony has held screen tests for the final list of actors being considered for the role of Peter Parker, and they will be making their decision very soon.
I'm told that the candidates whose screen tests were viewed Friday are: Jamie Bell (the Billy Elliot star who wrapped the Kevin Macdonald-directed The Eagle of the Ninth) , Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin, Kick-Ass’s Aaron Johnson, Andrew Garfield ( The Social Network), Logan Lerman ( Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and Alden Ehrenreich ( Tetro). Frank Dillane ( Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and Michael Angerano ( Lords of Dogtown) are also in the final list that the studio is working from. I'm not sure if Angarano tested. I've heard Dillane decided not to because he is likely headed to attend drama school at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Some of those names have been kicked around before, but a few appear to be new wrinkles in the blanket. Screenies, any favorites among that bunch?