Just 48 hours after the initial story broke, Deadline is debunking a report from earlier this weekend suggesting that “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” star Logan Lerman was “almost 100% locked” for the lead in the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot. In fact, according to the site’s sources within Sony, the actor is not only not a lock — he’s out of the running altogether.
“These sources were very definitive in denying the story, and were sure that Logan was 100% not going to be Spidey and that he is not on the list of candidates being seriously considered for the new film,” reports Deadline.
If this latest report is true, then Lerman is no longer in contention to swing into the production of the iconic superhero’s impending revival.
Lerman’s name has been tossed around in connection to “Spider-Man” practically since word of a reboot first dropped earlier this year, due to his own comments that he was “in talks” to star in the superhero franchise. He later played down the talk in an interview with MTV News, saying that “it’s a role that any young actor is dying to play and I’m just hoping to be considered.”
With these two conflicting reports, it’s hard to know exactly what the deal is with Lerman in connection to the “Spider-Man” reboot — except to say that at the moment, nothing is definitive in either direction.
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