Dylan O'Brien & Logan Lerman Eyed For New Spider-Man
With Sony and Marvel casting a new Spider-Man, now it's said Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman are eyed for the role.
Variety reports Sony has yet to approach any actors, but O'Brien and Lerman are among the list of actors that would play the new Spider-Man in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and the standalone Sony film.
It's also said Sony needs to decide if they will even go with the classic Spider-Man and Peter Parker version or decide to go with the Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales, whose parents are African American and Puerto Rican.
According to the report, Sony is also seeking a new director, as Marc Webb is out, before finding the new Spider-Man.
Further information about the new Spider-Man again mentions Spider-Man set in Midtown High School, with it said to "spend more time in the setting and explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom. Midtown is a major setting in the comicbooks, and Peter Parker also returns to the school to become a science teacher in storylines."
Dylan O'Brien, known for Maze Runner and Teen Wolf, did state he would be interested in playing Spider-Man in an older interview: "...kinda nerdy dude in high school, then he gets to be a superhero running around new york city, doing spider webs and stuff… that’s basically my entire dream as a human being.. i like wanna be Peter Parker."
Likewise, Logan Lerman, known for Fury and Percy Jackson, was up for Spider-Man prior to Andrew Garfield getting the role: “There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into. It’s [Spider-man] 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.”
Both O'Brien and Lerman were on our Five Potential Actors For The New Spider-Man list.
Captain America: Civil War has a May 6, 2016 release date; the new Spider-Man is set for July 28, 2017.