Logan Lerman Knows "Nothing" About Spider-Man Reboot; Five Actors in Possible Contention for the Lead
06.06.10 by BJSprecher
It appears that the highly controversial "Is he or isn't he?" debate about whether or not Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman will be taking over the role of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, from Tobey Maguire in the Spider-Man reboot is at an end. Lerman sparked the debate himself back in February when he announced that he had been in talks with Sony to take over the role, but he recently admitted to MTV that he didn't know anything about director Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie and had not tried on the classic red-and-blue Spider-Man suit.
I know nothing, to be honest. You know, as for that movie, Marc Webb has got to be one of the most talented directors out there. Whatever he does, whatever Sony does with the film, they're going to make an awesome movie. But I know nothing about it.
Basically, you know, I was just a fan. Just a guy who was interested in the movie and I was just hoping to be considered for it. But, as of right now, I don't know where they're going with it. But, whoever they get and whatever happens with it, I'm sure they're going to make an awesome movie out of it.
So, who is in consideration for the role? In April, HitFix announced that it had exclusive news that the list of "rumored contenders" included Anthon Yelchin, Jesse Eisenberg, Patrick Fugit and Johnny Simmons. However, THR recently reported that "the list has narrowed" to Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson, based on information supplied by unnamed "insiders."
In related news, Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter franchise, recently revealed to MTV UK that he had once coveted the role.
I was always unbelievably jealous of [Maguire] playing Spider-Man. I think Spidey is the coolest of superheroes.