RUMOR: Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman Considered For Marvel’s New SPIDER-MAN

Marvel needs a new SPIDER-MAN… and the rumors are already flying!

Sony and Marvel reached a new collaborative deal that will give infamous web-slinger SPIDER-MAN a part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as well as his own solo film in 2017. Now, the two studios are searching for a new lead following the announcement that Andrew Garfield will not continue in the role.

With the casting process in the very early stages, sources say Marvel and Sony are interested in Dylan O’Brien (THE MAZE RUNNER) or Logan Lerman (PERCY JACKSON) taking on Peter Parker. The character will be heading back to high school in this round, but that shouldn’t be too worrisome for either candidate. Both are 23-years-old, but Toby MacGuire and Andrew Garfield were both much older when they took in the roles– 26 and 28, respectively. Logan Lerman was reportedly a front runner for the role in the 2012 reboot before losing out to Garfield.

Rumors are also swirling that the companies may opt for the new SPIDER-MAN to be Miles Morales, an African-American and Puerto Rican incarnation of the character from more recent comics, if they can find the right actor for the role. No prospective actors for this version of the character have been announced.