Ever since news broke that Sony would be rebooting the Spiderman franchise with a new director and cast, speculation has swirled about what new young star might be cast as the new wall crawler. Well, the interwebs have been going nuts claiming that Logan Lerman of Percy Jackson’s fame has been all but confirmed to be Spiderman in Sony and Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spiderman franchise.This rumor first started back in February when inside sources where claiming that Lerman was a lead candidate to replace Tobey Maguire in the “more teen friendly” vision of the Spiderman film. Shortly after the initial claim it was denied by the actor himself who said that he had expressed interest with the studio but no negotiations had transpired. Well, over the weekend the internet was at it again saying that sources close to production told Hitfix that Lerman is not only a top candidate but that he is “Almost 100% locked”. Nerdbastards, being the rumor police would like you all to know that Sony Pictures has issued an official denial that Lerman is a contender for the role. It’s actually Mike Flemming from deadline who got comment from Sony, who “were very definitive in denying the story, and were sure that Lerman was 100% not going to be Spidey and that he is not on the list of candidates being seriously considered.”
So all ya’ll rumor mongers can suck it! Of course Sony could be lying. Not that we want to be starting are own rumors or anything but you think they could be pulling a fast one us? After all, Sony doesn’t have the best track record with telling the truth. When development on “Spider-Man 4” was put on hiatus in December of last year, IESB broke the story, and Sony denied it completely. So who really knows? Regardless, us bastards are still shaking our heads at Sony’s new direction with the franchise. Sure they got Marc Webb directing, which is promising but making a more teen friendly Spiderman film with Peter Parker fighting crime, trying to complete his homework, dealing with girl friends and other cliched teen angst is just a horrible idea.