Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man may be replaced sooner than we thought… as Dylan O’Brien and Logan Lerman find themselves linked to the role.
It’s been an exciting couple of days for Spider-Man fans after news that Marvel and Sony have finally come to a landmark deal to share the character. Of course, this opens up a huge possibility when it comes to bringing everyone’s favourite webslinger into the MCU.
And with film schedules looming, it looks as though they’re not wasting any time…
According to Variety, the next iteration of Spider-Man will take the character back to high school… and they’ve even got the names of two actors who have reportedly been linked to the role.
“The plan is for the character to go back to high school in the next films,” they revealed. “A number of actors already have been mentioned as being considered for the role, including The Maze Runner and Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien and the Percy Jackson franchise’s Logan Lerman.”
But what does this mean for the Spider-Man franchise?
Well, despite reportedly taking Spider-Man back to high school, these two actors are both in their early twenties. Granted, they’re rather more baby-faced than others, but it seems like an interesting choice if this is the case.
Of course, I can’t help thinking that O’Brien has the edge. His performance in the recent Maze Runner shows that he plays a convincingly acrobatic character… and I can certainly imagine him suiting up as the classic red and blue suit.
But let’s face facts – despite Marvel fans assuming this would be the perfect time to hand over the Spider-Man moniker from Peter Parker to Miles Morales, both of these actors are white. And perhaps that’s a little uninspired.
If Peter Parker is (once again) going to be the face of Spider-Man on the big screen, this will be the third iteration we’ve seen since 2007… and I can’t help thinking that there’s only so many times we can sit through the same origin story.
But will Sony mix things up as casting progresses? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
The next Spider-Man movie heads to cinemas on 28 July 2017.
Are you looking forward to seeing Spider-Man in the MCU? Would you like to see Dylan O’Brien or Logan Lerman in the role? Let us know in the comments below…