The Spider-Man casting rumour mill has kicked into gear, as two names have emerged as the current front-runners to take over the role from Andrew Garfield.
Variety reports that Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner, Teen Wolf) and Logan Lerman (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Fury) are currently in the running to star as Spider-Man in the Sony-Marvel collaboration. They note that the studio is deliberately looking to cast younger, as “the plan is for the character to go back to high school in the next films.”
The site also notes that it’s early days still and actors have not been approached as a new director is wanted before any casting decisions are confirmed; Marc Webb will not be returning.
They also make the interesting point that the studio hasn’t yet decided which Spider-Man they want, so we might not be necessarily looking at a new Peter Parker…is it too much to hope that it’s not too late for Miles Morales? Either way, the point to take away from this seems to be the age range, rather than the specific actors themselves.
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