Logan Lerman in Talks to Star in the Next Spider-Man Movie


Contrary to the rumours earlier this week that Zac Effron was the studios’ pick to be the next Spider-Men, Access Hollywood is reporting that Logan Lerman, the star of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, is in talks with Sony to play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot.

The news was revealed in an interview on The Billy Bush Show, where Lerman said that “There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into”.

According to the article, the 18-year old actor has been a big Spider-Man fan for years, and said that “It’s 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.”

Logan noted that the talks with the studio are only in the preliminary stage, adding that “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.”

The next Spider-Man movie is set to be a complete series reboot, and is said to take it’s influence from the Brian Michael Bendis penned Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series. The decision to reboot the series came after Sam Raimi pulled out of directing the fourth Spider-Man movie, and Columbia decided to restart the franchise in a scaled down manner.

Marc Webb is set to direct the movie, and will be working with producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, with a script by Jamie Vanderbilt that sees a high school aged Peter Parker, who is dealing with the knowledge that his uncle died even though the teen had the power to stop it.

The budget for for movie is said to be in the $80 million range, and the studio has said that it will go with a cast of relative unknowns.

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