Joe Jonas auditioned for The Amazing Spider-Man but lost the role to Andrew Garfield

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Joe Jonas auditioned for The Amazing Spider-Man but lost the role to Andrew Garfield

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Joe Jonas could have been the lead in The Amazing Spider-Man if he managed to wow over casting directors.

That's right, one third of the famous Jonas Brothers trio auditioned for the role of Peter Parker when the movie studio was transitioning away from Tobey Maguire's trilogy.

However, it wasn't meant to be as someone else managed to nab the role.

Jonas has opened up about his experience in trying to become the web-slinger in a new interview with the Just for Variety podcast.

He says he was fairly gutted when he found out he didn't get the job.

Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas at the Met Gala. Credit: Alamy
Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas at the Met Gala. Credit: Alamy

"In the moment, you're destroyed or you're defeated," he said when talking about rejection.

Jonas added: "But you realize this person was brilliant. 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."

"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'.

"But you know what? I love the process of auditioning and putting yourself out there and having to prove yourself."

Seeing Joe Jonas don the red and blue Spidey suit would have been amazing. He could have also done a musical number to keep things interesting.

Man, we lost out big time.

Credit: Cinematic Collection / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Cinematic Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

But it sounds like Jonas didn't get far enough through the audition process to even try on the famous superhero outfit.

It's been a while since we've seen Joe on the big or small screen.

He's now starring in Devotion and he's opened up about how his wife, Sophie Turner, who has appeared in the Game of Thrones TV series and X-Men film franchise, has helped him with his acting.

"When you have a wife like Sophie Turner, who is a phenomenal actress, the one filming you and directing you through it, you got to bring your A-game. She's my toughest critic," he said.

"Yes, I'm going to be a little nervous [but she's] super helpful and I feel like what a great acting coach to walk me through this. And I do have her to thank."

Topics: Celebrity, Spider-Man

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