Logan Lerman as Spider-Man? Not so fast!

2/08/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Logan Lerman is not in talks to play Peter Parker in the "Spider-Man" reboot, says Heat Vision.

According to Heat Vision: News broke yesterday that Logan Lerman was one of the actors being considered for Peter Parker in Sony's Spidey reboot. When asked about the news, Lerman was extremely cautious about revealing anything at all, which is understandable knowing the way the Internet has their way with rumors.

Said Lerman: "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.”

Both Columbia Pictures and the actor’s camp have denied that Lerman, who stars as the title character in “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” is the lead candidate for job.

While a “wide net” is being cast, according to a studio spokesman, “No offers have been made, nor have any business discussions been made with Lerman.”

The studio has yet to even close a deal with the film’s potential director, Marc Webb, who would helm what promises to be a much more lean and high school-focused movie than the Sam Raimi-Tobey Maguire predecessors.

Taking a look at his past movies, Lerman certainly looks as if he’s ready to star in a tent-pole action film. He was Christian Bale's son in "3:10 To Yuma," and starred next to Drew Barrymore in "Riding in Cars with Boys," but his break out role was in "The Patriot."

I think the fact that the studio still has yet to close the deal with Webb means that we have to take these Internet rumors with a grain of salt. But in my opinion, I actually think Lerman would be a good Peter Parker. He’s young enough, and he has the look for a high school-age geek-type. Lerman was excellent back when he was on the underrated show “Jack and Bobby” years ago, and this could be a huge break for him.

“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is released February 12, 2010.

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