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Jamie Bell Rumored to Be Next Spider-Man

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    Word on on the information superhighway is that Jamie "Billy Elliot" Bell is going to be your friendly neighborhood webslinger.

    The rumor comes by way of Bleeding Cool, who say they've fielded multiple reports that Sony has settled on Bell to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming franchise reboot to be directed by Marc Webb.

    Bell danced his way into our hearts in the title role of "Billy Elliot," but has had a largely unnoteworthy career since.

    It seems an odd choice since Bell is already starring in the title role for Steven Spielberg's three-part "Tin-tin" saga. Choosing a newcomer to lead a second tentpole franchise seems like a big role of the dice.

    We'll see...