Actors who were almost cast as Spider-Man
He's one of the world's most recognizable superheroes, and a jewel in Marvel's crown. For actors, there aren't many superhero roles that match up to Spider-Man in terms of bragging rights, though precious few have been able to add the web-slinger to their resumes. Countless hopefuls have auditioned for the part of Peter Parker in his various incarnations over the years—some for movies that went on to become international blockbusters, others for projects that ultimately fell through. It's easy to see what some of the actors on this list could have brought to the Spider-Man franchise, with a good number of the names here leaving you wondering what might have been. For every dream we missed out on, though, there's a nightmare we narrowly avoided.