Nothing to see here, folks. The new Spider-Man is not cast yet. Let's clear the scene. Let the experts continue the investigation.
There were rumors swirling all around these here internets a few weeks back concerning Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman entering talks with Sony over taking the role of everyone's favorite wall-crawling, web-slinging superhero. Cue Sam Raimi shaking with rage and Tobey Maguire ordering a strong drink.
This was quickly shot down by Sony and Lerman's people...until the rumors re-surfaced today, apparently even making it onto The Early Show.
Sony has, once again, denied that Lerman is in negotiations and has insisted that they have not entered talks with anybody. Of course, studios and agents are wily these days, so does all of this "No! We're not casting the kid, back off!" really translate to "Yes, we're casting the kid, but we want to keep it quiet so we can offer him a smaller paycheck, so shut up interwebs!"? What a crazy age we live in.
I didn't see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, so I cannot judge Lerman in any way, other than to say he looks like the man-pretty type that will appeal to the Twilight crowd, which will be a huge plus for this "high school friendly" reboot. Honestly, I'd be relieved if he wasn't the new Peter Parker, mainly because I wouldn't have to spend six hours typing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief ever again.
Untitled Spider-Man Reboot is apparently supposed to come out next year. Insert mandatory joke about director Marc Webb's franchise-appropriate last name.
(Via Coming Soon)