Dianna Agron [Glee] and Irish actress Dominique McElligott [Leap Year/Moon] are the latest two additions to the short list for the female lead in Marc Webb’s Spiderman 3D reboot, reports Deadline, which also includes a rumor that Phillip Seymour Hoffman may be up for the part of Venom.
The current SpiderMan candidates now includes Mia Wasikowska [Alice in Wonderland] Lily Collins [Priest], Ophelia Lovibond [Nowhere Boy], Imogen Poots [28 Weeks Later], Teresa Palmer [The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I Am Number Four] and Emma Roberts [Valentine’s Day].
The Hoffman-as-Venom rumor is admittedly "way out there". 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.