Released just two weeks ahead of The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man has left its mark on the iconic friendly neighbor. Ultimately it proved to be successful as a relaunch and grossed more than Batman Begins and X-Men: First Class, both critically acclaimed reboots of popular superhero films. Likewise, the film garnered mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and has thus been named the first film in an amazing series of its own.
Before we all cry our eyes out at the beauty of The Dark Knight Rises – assuming you haven’t already – let’s give this film a little more spark and attention. Behind every film, there are always bits of knowledge that don’t quite make it out to the big screen. Here are a few things you might not have known about The Amazing Spider-Man.
Warning: With great films, comes great spoilers.
10. Josh Hutcherson Tried Out For The Role And Has A Demo As Proof
For those who don’t know, Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games. Much like Mr. Andrew Garfield, he rose to instant stardom and has the pleasure of being stalked by fans and the paparazzi alike. Surprisingly, Hutcherson actually auditioned for the role of Peter Parker and has a demo reel to prove it.
It’s not clear as to whether this was his own production or a test created by the producers of the film, but one thing is clear: he really went for it. The link is above to the acne-struck Peter during a school bullying scene where Hutcherson embodies the amazing Spider-Man.
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