Marvel & Sony Looking to Cast a Younger Spider-Man: Logan Lerman & Dylan O’Brien Considered
Following Marvel & Sony’s deal last Monday night on the course of the “Spider-Man” films, a reboot of the “Spider-Man” movie franchise will be happening, with Andrew Garfield no longer playing the Webhead. The reboot will bring Spidey in an earlier status quo, putting him up in high school again and resetting his love life.
The deal between Sony and Marvel will bring in the Webhead into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, which will break off into its own franchise by Sony. The said pic will be co-produced by Marvel Studios’ producer and president, Kevin Feige, and by Sony’s former co-chief, Amy Pascal, who remains attached to the franchise despite having left Sony last week.
It is also to note that while Marvel is attached to the project, Sony Pictures will still continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the “Spider-Man” films. The deal between the two studios is more of a quid pro quo transaction, with Sony benefitting exposure for the “Spider-Man” reboot and Marvel getting its hands on one of its most prized heroes.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) also reports that “Spider-Man” co-producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have been downgraded into executive producers for the future “Spider-Man” films, giving them less creative control of the franchise, while Marc Webb who directed the “Amazing Spiderman” reboot and its sequel, won’t be returning to direct the third film along with Garfield.
Moreover, Variety reports that the franchise is eyeing “The Maze Runner’s” Dylan O’Brien and “Percy Jackson’s” Logan Lerman, both 23, to play the teenaged version Spider-Man.
“The plan is to spend more time in the setting and explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom,” Variety notes.
If either Lerman or O’Brien makes the cut, it is certain that the new Spidey will be making a cameo in “Captain America 3: Civil War” before making his way into his self-titled pic on July 28, 2017.
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