Back in early February, 18-year-old Logan Lerman, the star of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, said he was in early discussions to play Peter Parker in Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise for director Marc Webb.
Shortly after the news hit the net, Sony made sure (via THR) to let everyone know Lerman was one of many actors being considered for the role as they said, “No offers have been made, nor have any business discussions been made with Lerman.”
But a new report on HitFix says Logan Lerman is the first choice for Sony Pictures reboot and is “almost 100% locked”, but is not yet in contract negotiations for the role. More after the jump:
Before going further, let’s take a step back.
In case you were not aware, Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man 4 was shelved for many reasons last year. Since that time, Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) got hired to reboot the franchise and he’s taking Peter Parker back to trying to balance school, crime fighting and girls. The reboot is being written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Losers) and Sony has a plan to make multiple movies with the new team.
Right now the release date for the new Spider-Man movie is July 3, 2012, which means it’s time to start casting some of the key roles.
Enter Logan Lerman.
While I’d love to say I’m super happy or very upset about this casting news, I have no feelings either way about Lerman. I saw Percy Jackson and he was fine in that. I’m more concerned with who will be the villain and what kind of budget will Marc Webb get to play with.
But I’m sure we’ll be hearing news about all of that soon. So…how do you feel about Logan Lerman as Peter Parker?