"Glee’s" Dianna Agron and Moon‘s Dominique McElligott are the latest two names to be added to the short list for the female lead in Marc Webb’s 3D reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, says a report at Deadline, which also tosses in the out-of-left-field rumor that Phillip Seymour Hoffman may be up for the part of Venom.
The current list of rumored Spider-Man candidates now includes Alice in Wonderland‘s Mia Wasikowska, Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Priest), Ophelia Lovibond (Nowhere Boy), Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming remake of Fright Night), Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I Am Number Four), Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs, Valentine’s Day) and Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A).
Though the Hoffman-as-Venom rumor may sound incredulous, it is possible that it is the result of some crossed wired. In the "Ultimate Spider-Man" comics, Venom is a scientific creation of Eddie Brock’s father who, working with Peter Parker’s father, created the suit in an attempt to cure cancer. Though it’s pure speculation at this stage, it could be the elder Brock that Hoffman is in talks for.
Spider-Man enters production soon and is being targeted for a July 3rd, 2012 release.