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Dylan O'Brien Not Cast As Spider-Man

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:12

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A rumor hit the net in the past few days stating Dylan O'Brien has been cast as Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

However, it's learned it isn't true.

BuzzFeed caught up with O'Brien who shot down the rumor, with O'Brien even confirming he hasn't auditioned.

“Professionally, I haven’t heard anything about it,” Dylan O'Brien said. “I’ve only heard from, like, [rumors] online.”

O'Brien continues flat out mentioning it's not true.

"It makes me feel bad because I’m, like, disappointing a big chunk of fans across the nation,” he said. “You can tell them that it’s not true.”

While O'Brien may not have landed the role, his name along with Logan Lerman's has been thrown around as potential new Spidey's.

 “It’s nothing but flattering. It’s never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I haven’t heard about it from a professional standpoint,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age, that’s, like, a big thing. And my name being tossed with Logan Lerman’s is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is fucking fantastic.

 “It’s really just, you know, I guess I’ll see if I even hear about it? But thank you, internet, for giving me false hope!” O'Brien laughed.

Spider-Man is expected to first appear in "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016 followed by a standalone film in 2017.

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