Not that I’m trying to run Josh Hutcherson’s life or anything, but none of the roles he’s lined up for in the next couple of years appear to be his last, as Steve ‘Leopard’ Leonard, in Cirque du Freak: The vampire’s Assistant. Steve is Darren Shan’s best friend, a major character in the Darren Shan Saga, brought to screen in a combination of the first three books in the saga, in the 2009 film, The Vampire’s Assistant. Well, the question of whether or not a sequel ever came out, was totally dependent on whether or not the film was successful.
The film received mixed reviews, and as far as successful goes, I’d have to say the success it achieved was pretty modest, but it didn’t utterly suck, –unlike the recent film Percy Jackson, Bla Bla Bla, Longest Movie Title Ever. All in all, we’d like to see more of Darren Shan, and definitely more of Crepsley, played by the King of Ham, John C. Reilly. So you can imagine how disturbing it was to find this post from AceShowBiz!
“Another name has been thrown as the possible depicter [sic] of Spider-Man. … While the deal has not been sealed, the site claims both Hutcherson and Lerman still have a chance to take the coveted part since they fit the description that Sony wants for Spider-Man’s depicter – “young, unknown and cheap.” IESB has contacted Hutcherson’s publicists but they have not released any comment as of the press time.
Josh Hutcherson perhaps is best known for his role as Walter in 2006 “Zathura” which earned him Leading Young Actor kudo at Young Artist Awards and a nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor at Saturn Awards. He additionally has appeared in “Bridge to Terabithia”, “The Vampire’s Assistant” and many others. He can next be seen in “The Kids Are All Right”, starring opposite Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.”
No offense Josh, but you seriously need to contact the other cast members from Cirque du Freak, and petition for those bastards to finish the film series. Some of us can’t hang in there just waiting forever between Harry Potter, Twilight, and Percy Jackson: Longest Title Ever, we need more series movies, entertaining ones that aren’t either incredible ridiculous, or ridiculously depressing!