Zac Efron will be the next Spider-Man and make £9 million [$15 million] for the role, according to OK! Magazine UK. The sequel is due to start filming later this year and scheduled to be released in cinemas by 2012.
A studio insider revealed: ‘After dumping Spidey, Tobey then came to the rescue by recommending that Zac should take over his role.’ Producers believe that Zac’s a massive teen following will help reboot the franchise.
They have also expressed interest in reuniting Zac with his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens. She’s tipped to replace Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane: ‘It would be a great coup to land her as well. The franchise would be revitalised and transformed by two of Hollywood’s most gifted and fast-rising young stars.’