Back in February, as Logan Lerman was making the publicity rounds in support of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” the 18-year-old actor let slip that he was in the midst of discussions to take on the role of Peter Parker in Sony’s reboot of “Spider-Man.” What followed in the months to come were widely varying reports — some saying he was a front-runner to land the web-slinging part and others arguing he was out of the running — that left a whole lot of uncertainty surrounding the future face of the movie.
So when MTV News had a chance to talk to Lerman this week (he’s up for two Movie Awards at this year’s show), we had to ask him just what’s going on.
“I know nothing, to be honest,” Lerman told MTV News. “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.”
Was the actor ever actually in discussions? Is he still a contender or has he been knocked out? While Lerman remains tight-lipped about exactly how extensive his conversations with Sony were, it’s clear now from his words that the actor is no longer in consideration for the part.
“Basically I was just a fan,” he said. “Just a guy who was interested in the movie and I was just hoping to be considered for it. As of right now, I don’t know where they’re going with it. Whoever they get and whatever happens with it, I’m sure they’re going to make an awesome movie out of it.”
So with Lerman seemingly not fated to land the Parker role, who in fact will take over for Tobey Maguire? Rumor has it that Sony has narrowed its sights to five actors: Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson. As for Lerman, the kid didn’t even get a chance to try on that iconic Spidey suit.
“No,” he said when asked about the suit. “No.”
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