Posted on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Update: Mike Fleming has gotten 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 we now know who isn’t going to play Spider-Man — Logan Lerman. Original story follows after the jump.
Is Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman the top choice to play Peter Parker in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot. If this scoop sounds familiar, it is because this same rumor hit the web in early February. Was that earlier report legit or is this rumor resurfacing for another go? A source close to the production tells HitFix that Lerman is “almost 100% locked” but that the young star has NOT yet entered contract negotiations for the role. We’ll keep you updated!
Here is the original article Russ published on February 4th:
As people have spitballed casting ideas for Sony’s Spider-Man reboot, which will be directed by Marc Webb, one of the names that keeps coming up is Logan Lerman, soon to be seen as star of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Now some ‘in talks’ news comes from Lerman himself, who says he’s met with Sony about the film. What we don’t know is how likely Sony is to go for the actor, and who else is in the consideration pool. Lerman is 18, underscoring the idea that Sony is skewing a lot younger with casting this time.
Lerman talked to Access Hollywood and said “It’s just, you know, conversations are starting. It’s a long process with the studio and the producers and everything. But it’s definitely a project that I’m really interested in, of course. I’d love to focus on the human element a little bit more. It’d be such a fun experience.”
According to THR, Columbia Pictures reps and Lerman’s own people are saying that he is not “the lead candidate” to be the new Peter Parker. So, while Lerman may have taken meetings with Sony, he is not ‘in talks’ (i.e. he is not currently working on a deal) for the role.