Rumor Web: Hilary Duff up for a role in SPIDER-MAN?

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
September 7th, 2010

Are you done laughing yet? What about now? Okay, well how about now? Done? Okay, good. On with the story behind that headline. Buried within an interview with Duff’s husband, NHL hockey player Mike Comrie, from Canada’s The Globe and Mail was an interesting little tidbit involving Duff’s possible involvement in the upcoming SPIDER-MAN reboot. Read on…

Although tastefully furnished (Comrie says he’s unsure if anything is from The Brick), it is relatively humble by Beverly Hills standards. The kitchen contains evidence of their professional lives – his daily diet is posted on the fridge (from a bacon cheddar burrito for breakfast to five pigs-in-a-blanket as a nighttime snack) and a script marked “Spiderman” sits on the table, with lines for a character simply called “girl” highlighted in yellow (rumours swirl about who Spidey’s love interest will be in the series’ next installment.)

Yes, it seems a little more credible than a rumor started from “he said, she said” but Hilary Duff? This can’t be real, right? Well, maybe. Of course, the mind jumps to the conclusion that Duff would play Mary Jane but it could be entirely possible that she is being considered for another role in the film (a young Gwen Stacy maybe?). Or maybe she could up for M.J. after all…a little red hair dye and she’s got the look (the acting chops is another issue). After all, this reboot takes Parker back to high school – a move many see as a tactic by Sony to grab those younger audience members that turn out in droves to teen-driven fan films like TWILIGHT. Seeing it from that POV, it doesn’t seem as silly. However, I’d still chalk this one up to rumor for the moment.

Any other ideas on what character Duff could play in SPIDER-MAN? Who would be your ideal choice for a teen M.J.?

Additional Source: Latino Review

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