Could our greatest fears about the upcoming Spider-Man reboot be turning to reality? When it was announced a few weeks ago that Marc Webb would be directing a new Spider-Man movie taking the character back to high school, speculation ran wild about the possible Twilight-ification of the franchise. Clearly one of the goals in the reboot would be to appeal to a younger audience, and rumours instantly popped up about both Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron being considered for the role of Peter Parker. However, it had also been said that Sony is looking to cast primarily unknown actors in the movie.
Now this week we have confirmation of one other young, but slightly less famous actor who may be up for the role as well. According to Access Hollywood, 18-year-old Logan Lerman is in early discussions with the studio to play the new Spider-Man. Who is Logan Lerman? He is the star of the upcoming film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. While I can’t comment on his performance in Percy Jackson as of yet, I can comment on his previous role of Simon, the obnoxious Slayers guru in Gamer — terrible. Thanks, but no thanks! While I’m sure they’re still considering other people for the part as well, it definitely gives an indication of the types of actors that Sony wants for the new Peter Parker. I can honestly say, the more I hear about it, the more I’m simply not interested. Spider-Man Smallville here we come. What do you think, could Logan Lerman make a good Peter Parker? At least he’s got the alliteration down.