Andy Whitfield’s Spartacus Replacement is Down to 3 Candidates

According to Deadline, the men who would replace Andy Whitfield as Spartacus and lead the slave revolt for the Starz Channel is now down to three candidates, pictured below.

They are: 28-year old Stephen Amell, a Canadian (pictured, top right); 33-year old Aiden Turner, a Brit (pictured, top left); and 28-year old Liam McIntyre, an Aussie (pictured, bottom). (I guess Wentworth Miller didn’t make the final cut.)

All three actors are currently being flown to New Zealand, where the show is shot, to screen test and meet with the cast and crew, with a decision expected as early as this week.

So, who will be Spartacus?

Until an actor is chosen and “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” Season 2 begins production, the prequel mini-series, “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” will launch in January 2011 to pick up the slack and satiate your gladiator bloodletting thirst.