RUMOR: Logan Lerman STILL the Frontrunner for Spider-Man
The young actor is reportedly locked to get the part, but is it all truth, or are we just getting caught in a tangled web of lies?
Entertainment news website Hit Fix is reporting that Logan Lerman, the young rising actor from such films as The Patriot, The Butterfly Effect, 3:10 to Yuma, Gamer, and the recent hit movie Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, is apparently Sony's locked in choice for the role of Peter Parker in the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise. Hit Fix states:
"A source close to the production tells HitFix Lerman is "almost 100% locked" but not in contract negotiations for the role yet.
It also reports that Logan had beaten out Anton Yelchin, Jesse Eisenberg, Patrick Fugit and Johnny Simmons.
The film, which will be directed by 500 Days of Summer director, and self-proclaimed USM fan, Marc Webb, is already riding on a wave of fan worries, from the possible coulda been that was Spider-Man 4 to the possible direction the new franchise may or may not take.
Now, before we all go off on a tizzy about this, let us consider the fact that a lot of Spider-man's greatest stories were told from his days in high-school, whether it be the first 40 or so issues that established his rogues galley, or be it the other highly praised versions that were Ultimate Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Man.
Personally, I hope they do 3 things with this franchise:
1) Skip the origin story. Go the SSM route and just jump right on in.
2) Introduce different villains. Everyone knew Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, and Venom as Spidey's greatest foes long before the movie came out, so let's try a hand at other ones, particularly The Lizard since he's my favorite :3c
3) No web shooters, please. They're dumb and less realistic then than the bio webs.
But yeah. In the words of Saint Walker, "All Will Be Well".
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