Joe Jonas is a well-known singer from the famous band Jonas Brothers. He has also appeared in a few tv shows. And he is all set to star in the new war film, Devotion. However, Joe recently revealed that he was up for playing Peter Parker. During a new episode of the Just for Variety podcast, the Jonas Brothers singer revealed he auditioned for the lead role in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb.
The role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, who co-starred with Emma Stone in the 2014 sequel as well. While talking about not being cast after auditioning, Joe shared, “In the moment, you’re destroyed, or you’re defeated. But you realize this person was brilliant.” Jonas added, “I remember years ago I was up for Spider-Man, and I was so, so excited and it was the year Andrew Garfield got it. Obviously, he was the right one.”
Joe recalled, “But I remember that was a big thing at the time, going back for callbacks. And the director used to be a music video director, so I was like, ‘I got an in here.'” While he didn’t get a chance to don a Spider-Man suit in the film, Joe loved the process of auditioning. When asked if he ever donned the Spider-Man costume during the audition process, Jonas said, “No, but I’m sure I had one that I would try on occasionally back in the day.”
Jonas mostly dodged the question back in 2010 when he was asked by MTV News on a red carpet if he’d be interested in playing Spider-Man, as casting was underway at the time. The Camp Rock alum also told Variety that his X-Men and Game of Thrones actress wife Sophie Turner helped direct him for his recorded audition for Devotion, which also stars Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell.
Joe shared, “It’s been a minute since obviously, I’ve done any acting. The pandemic really gave me plenty of time. Touring wasn’t really an option, so I was like, well, what am I going to do with myself here?” Jonas added, “I obviously love acting and it’s something I’ve always wanted to get back into. And it was just like any other audition process. Put myself on tape and called back on tape, met the director J.D. [Dillard], we spoke about the project and it went from there.”