(Note: While this post was being drafted it’s been confirmed by THR that Logan Lerman had only talked, at one time with Sony, he is not a leading candidate for the role of Spiderman)
As we reported a few weeks back, director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) has been signed on to helm the upcoming Spiderman reboot. By the way, are we the only ones that noticed the coincidence of Spiderman and Marc Webbs last name? Ya, I thought not. Damn, we certainly are an oblivious bunch. Anyway, we really arn’t here to talk about him (haha Webb, it still amuses me). We are here to discuss a rumor regarding the casting of Spiderman himself. It appears Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman is in talks to play Peter Parker (A.K.A Web head, hehe) in the Spiderman reboot. Nothing has been confirmed beyond the fact that Logan has been approached by the studio. Lerman himself told Access Hollywood that he has been in talks with Sony. This is what he had to say:
“There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into. It’s one of my favorite characters ever and I’m a huge fan of the series. I’d love to have more conversations about it. I’m definitely very interested in it. It’s just, you know, conversations are starting. It’s a long process with the studio and the producers and everything. But it’s definitely a project that I’m really interested in, of course. I’d love to focus on the human element a little bit more. It’d be such a fun experience.”
Generally we don’t post such hersay like this. Who am I kidding, we do it all the time but as much as we wanted to stop contributing to the Spiderman rumor mill there is real news here. If Logan has been approached, which credible sources say he has then this atleast gives us a good idea of the type of actors they are looking at to fill the roll of Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man reboot. They are going for the much younger looking guys, the ones that actually look like they can pass for a high school student. So this potentially cancels out the rumors of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zach Efron, Jim Sturgess and so on. And how do we feel about this? I’m of course asking you the reader. What do you think of an Ultimate Spiderman like movie that puts Spiderman in highschool dealing with something worse than super villains, teen melodrama?