Marvel Studios has officially announced that Stanley Tucci ("The Lovely Bones," "Julie & Julia") is set to play Dr. Abraham Erskine in the upcoming "Captain America: The First Avenger"
In the comics Dr. Erskine was the German scientist behind Project Rebirth, the secret super soldier experiment that created the titular hero.
Meanwhile in far less confirmed news, Bleeding Cool reports that Jamie Bell looks to have emerged as the choice to play Peter Parker in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot.
Bell was one of the five finalists mentioned the other week though Josh Hutcherson was emerging recently as the rumoured front runner. Now the site claims to have "received repeated reports" that Bell had been chosen. However no official announcement or confirmation has taken place as yet.