David Henrie Next in Line for 'Spider-Man' Throne?

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Jan. 22 2010, Published 7:30 a.m. ET

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As Tobey Maguire steps down from the Spider-Man plate, Disney star David Henrie talks to OK! about the buzzing rumors that he is next in line to take on the action-packed role in its' fourth installment to date.

“I am very blessed that the rumor is even going around and I am very happy about it!  That would be a dream role for me,” The Wizards of Waverly Place star reveals to OK! at the premiere of Legion on Thursday.

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And while, “nothing is official yet,” David reveals that there is a possibility studio execs have been looking into him taking over the web-spewing part.

“I think a month ago I saw something pop up on Google Alerts that said, ‘David Henrie Might be the Next Spider-Man’ and it’s been spreading around ever since,” the 20-year-old gushes to OK! in Hollywood, “I am just happy to read it.”

But jumping into such an acclaimed leading role isn’t easy as David realizes that it will take a lot of work to fill Tobey’s shoes.


“I love Tobey and I have been watching him forever so I would do whatever it takes to follow him in the role.”

The only thing this young actor won’t be stressing over is his already svelte physique as David explains, “Well I have been involved in martial arts for my whole life and I am very acrobatic, active, and athletic so I would continue to do a lot more of what I have been doing with mixed martial arts,” to prepare for Spider-Man if the opportunity presents itself.

In the meantime, the single man, who works alongside Selena Gomez, has romance to ponder while he waits to hear back on Spider-Man as Valentine’s Day lingers in the air.

“Step one is to find a valentine!  Step two is to figure out how to impress the hell out of her.  If you make something it’s more special.  I consider myself a creative guy,” David tells OK!.


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