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Logan Lerman in talks to play Peter Parker in Spidey reboot!

02.04.2010by:

Update: Apparently Lerman was "misquoted" according to THR. “No offers have been made, nor have any business discussions been made with Lerman," says the studio. I mean, you can listen to the interview here, where Lerman does say the studio contacted him. Maybe he misspoke, but I wouldn't call that being "misquoted." And I don't think anyone was saying this was a done deal or there was an offer on the table. 

Well, a few weeks ago when we heard the news about the SPIDER-MAN reboot, everyone’s minds immediately raced to the same thought, who would be the new Peter Parker? The studio wanted a high schoolaged superhero, and it seems they might have found one in the form of PERCY JACKSON’s (and your guys #3 pick for CAST THIS) 18-year-old Logan Lerman.

Speaking to the Billy Bush Show for Access Hollywood, Lerman confirmed that he was in talks for the part, though obviously nothing is final yet.

“There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into,” Logan told Billy on Thursday.

“It’s one of my favorite characters ever and I’m a huge fan of the series,” he continued. “I’d love to have more conversations about it. I’m definitely very interested in it.”

“It’s just, you know, conversations are starting. It’s a long process with the studio and the producers and everything. But it’s definitely a project that I’m really interested in, of course,” he told Billy. “I’d love to focus on the human element a little bit more. It’d be such a fun experience.”

This is the first real casting talk that we’ve heard about the project, and it does seem like things are humming along in Lerman’s direction. What do you guys make of all this?

Extra Tidbit: I say go for it, what other high school-ish guys are we going to cast? Zac Efron?

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12:47PM on 02/06/2010
The kid doesn't bother me, I guess. Seems a little young, but that's what they're going for. As long as he has the right attitude, he'll do fine. Tobey's Parker was a little whiny and emotional. Peter Parker should be a nerdy smart-ass. Hopefully this kid can pull that off.
The kid doesn't bother me, I guess. Seems a little young, but that's what they're going for. As long as he has the right attitude, he'll do fine. Tobey's Parker was a little whiny and emotional. Peter Parker should be a nerdy smart-ass. Hopefully this kid can pull that off.
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9:15PM on 02/05/2010
I think this whole reboot thing is just a bad idea. And this Lerman kid? No thanks.
I think this whole reboot thing is just a bad idea. And this Lerman kid? No thanks.
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8:23PM on 02/05/2010
He's what ..ahhh 13?
He's what ..ahhh 13?
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8:21AM on 02/05/2010
I hope it's not him. He looks like an idiot.
I hope it's not him. He looks like an idiot.
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6:56AM on 02/05/2010
can he carry a tune + dance?

why not just get one of the jonas.
are they too old? idk.
can he carry a tune + dance?

why not just get one of the jonas.
are they too old? idk.
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4:53AM on 02/05/2010
This is just all going the wrong way.
This is just all going the wrong way.
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1:59AM on 02/05/2010
peter parker is supposed to be a dorky nerd, Tobey MaGuire had that. This guy looks like he belongs in a fuckin boy band. Topher Grace might have been good if they hadnt used him in #3... this whole idea stinks anyway
peter parker is supposed to be a dorky nerd, Tobey MaGuire had that. This guy looks like he belongs in a fuckin boy band. Topher Grace might have been good if they hadnt used him in #3... this whole idea stinks anyway
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12:14AM on 02/05/2010
I don't know the dude, but Percy Jackson looks like crap. Definitely not interested in watching it.

He does look the part of a young Parker, but he needs a haircut.
I don't know the dude, but Percy Jackson looks like crap. Definitely not interested in watching it.

He does look the part of a young Parker, but he needs a haircut.
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8:41PM on 02/04/2010
This kid needs a punch in the face. Lightning thief has a loaded cast and then they top it with this turd boy. It sounds like something Sony would do though...
This kid needs a punch in the face. Lightning thief has a loaded cast and then they top it with this turd boy. It sounds like something Sony would do though...
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8:15PM on 02/04/2010

What a big, steaming load of......

Let the Spiderman franchise be over with SM3....never mind this re-boot BS...Boooooo!
Let the Spiderman franchise be over with SM3....never mind this re-boot BS...Boooooo!
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7:14PM on 02/04/2010
Percy Jackson himself?? Come on, I really don't like the idea of a reboot at all. Completely wasteful. This isn't what The Hulk was to Incredible Hulk. Ugh whatever. This entire idea smells of poo
Percy Jackson himself?? Come on, I really don't like the idea of a reboot at all. Completely wasteful. This isn't what The Hulk was to Incredible Hulk. Ugh whatever. This entire idea smells of poo
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7:12PM on 02/04/2010
Percy Jackson himself?? Come on, I really don't like the idea of a reboot at all. Completely wasteful. This isn't what The Hulk was to Incredible Hulk. Ugh whatever. This entire idea smells of poo
Percy Jackson himself?? Come on, I really don't like the idea of a reboot at all. Completely wasteful. This isn't what The Hulk was to Incredible Hulk. Ugh whatever. This entire idea smells of poo
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6:44PM on 02/04/2010

Second thoughts

So after all my dwelling over Sams departure I finally came to the conclusion that the Spidey films need a new take and new blood, young blood, so I guess I'll give this a chance but I'm glad this kid won't be Spidey, I think Aaron Johnson would be a better choice for Spidey, still can't decide who could be good for MJ, we should also consider Gwen Stacy, they might use her instread of MJ.
So after all my dwelling over Sams departure I finally came to the conclusion that the Spidey films need a new take and new blood, young blood, so I guess I'll give this a chance but I'm glad this kid won't be Spidey, I think Aaron Johnson would be a better choice for Spidey, still can't decide who could be good for MJ, we should also consider Gwen Stacy, they might use her instread of MJ.
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6:00PM on 02/04/2010
Logan Lermon was the only good thing about Gamer and Meet Bill and in both he was very wisecrack-y. I like him a lot for Peter Parker.
Logan Lermon was the only good thing about Gamer and Meet Bill and in both he was very wisecrack-y. I like him a lot for Peter Parker.
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6:00PM on 02/04/2010

AARGH!!

I always get frustrated whenever there is Spiderman news, I'm just so frustrated the movie is even being made.
I always get frustrated whenever there is Spiderman news, I'm just so frustrated the movie is even being made.
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5:38PM on 02/04/2010

Hmm

How about Tobey? He's good...
How about Tobey? He's good...
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5:35PM on 02/04/2010
Why do they feel they need to cast the most pussy-ass dude around? I understand that Spider-Man is pretty much a pussy, but not Logan Lurman. Please. Anton Yelchin would make a better Spider-Man, IMO.
Why do they feel they need to cast the most pussy-ass dude around? I understand that Spider-Man is pretty much a pussy, but not Logan Lurman. Please. Anton Yelchin would make a better Spider-Man, IMO.
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5:31PM on 02/04/2010
As long as Spidey wisecracks and its not too soap opera, this could be a lot better. We might even get a real Green Goblin this time.
As long as Spidey wisecracks and its not too soap opera, this could be a lot better. We might even get a real Green Goblin this time.
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5:45PM on 02/04/2010
I agree. I watch "Spectacular Spider-Man" on cable and much of the Spidey action takes a backseat to Peter's school life and it works quite well. I hope we get snarky wise crack Spidey and not emo Spidey.
I agree. I watch "Spectacular Spider-Man" on cable and much of the Spidey action takes a backseat to Peter's school life and it works quite well. I hope we get snarky wise crack Spidey and not emo Spidey.
5:23PM on 02/04/2010
Doesn't look like he could pull if off at all.
Doesn't look like he could pull if off at all.
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5:33PM on 02/04/2010
Yeah I agree. To be honest, Tassi doesn't know his arse from his elbow...
Yeah I agree. To be honest, Tassi doesn't know his arse from his elbow...
5:23PM on 02/04/2010

Hmm

Not bad at all. looks a lot like Ult Parker. And naysayers, go read ultimate marvel and shut your hole. This series desperately needed a new direction, as (though I love him) Raimi was fuckin it up. With a lot of help from the studio of course, but that's par for the course.
Not bad at all. looks a lot like Ult Parker. And naysayers, go read ultimate marvel and shut your hole. This series desperately needed a new direction, as (though I love him) Raimi was fuckin it up. With a lot of help from the studio of course, but that's par for the course.
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5:46PM on 02/04/2010
Raimi never had a good grip on the series. Spider Man was too serious, Peter too whiny, Mary Jane too shrill, etc.
Raimi never had a good grip on the series. Spider Man was too serious, Peter too whiny, Mary Jane too shrill, etc.
5:49PM on 02/04/2010
Agreed. Great director, wrong material. I liked the second one only because of how well they did Doc Oc. Otherwise, a big Meh fest.
Agreed. Great director, wrong material. I liked the second one only because of how well they did Doc Oc. Otherwise, a big Meh fest.
7:02PM on 02/04/2010
Doc Ock was done to near perfection. As was J Jonah Jameson. Everything else? Meh.
Doc Ock was done to near perfection. As was J Jonah Jameson. Everything else? Meh.
5:11PM on 02/04/2010

wait a minute...

He's not cast just yet, THR is reporting otherwise [link]
He's not cast just yet, THR is reporting otherwise [link]
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5:06PM on 02/04/2010
This is starting to look more and more like Spiderman: The High School Musical.
This is starting to look more and more like Spiderman: The High School Musical.
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5:10PM on 02/04/2010
Based on what, exactly? There hasn't been any talk on the rest of the cast. And Lerman is not a Disney actor.
Based on what, exactly? There hasn't been any talk on the rest of the cast. And Lerman is not a Disney actor.
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4:39PM on 02/04/2010
He's definitely in my top three to be in the reboot. He's a pretty good actor, and 'Percy Jackson' will get his name out there. I have a feeling 'Percy' won't turn into a big franchise like 20th Century Fox hopes, so moving on to Spider-Man would be a good next step for his career.
He's definitely in my top three to be in the reboot. He's a pretty good actor, and 'Percy Jackson' will get his name out there. I have a feeling 'Percy' won't turn into a big franchise like 20th Century Fox hopes, so moving on to Spider-Man would be a good next step for his career.
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4:32PM on 02/04/2010

I approve of that kid.

Percy Jackson looks retarded because of the plot, not because of him, I would certainly give him a fair shot.
Percy Jackson looks retarded because of the plot, not because of him, I would certainly give him a fair shot.
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4:12PM on 02/04/2010
Mark my words: a couple years from now, people are gonna look back at "Spider-Man 3" as the good old days.
Mark my words: a couple years from now, people are gonna look back at "Spider-Man 3" as the good old days.
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4:33PM on 02/04/2010
Keep holding on to that hope.
Keep holding on to that hope.
9:26PM on 02/04/2010
Hope? Not at all. Just a somewhat pessimistic prediction.
Hope? Not at all. Just a somewhat pessimistic prediction.
4:03PM on 02/04/2010
Fuck this movie and reboot and Fuck Avaturd. These type of movies or moves of hollwyood give movies a bad name.
Fuck this movie and reboot and Fuck Avaturd. These type of movies or moves of hollwyood give movies a bad name.
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4:37PM on 02/04/2010
Really dude? This article has absolutely nothing to do with Avatar. Why do you insist on polluting every article with comments about "avaturd". We understand that you didn't like it! Let it go man!
Really dude? This article has absolutely nothing to do with Avatar. Why do you insist on polluting every article with comments about "avaturd". We understand that you didn't like it! Let it go man!
4:59PM on 02/04/2010
Haha, I love how Avatar haters don't need any help making themselves look silly. There are so many articles about Avatar, brother...why pick a Spidey article?
Haha, I love how Avatar haters don't need any help making themselves look silly. There are so many articles about Avatar, brother...why pick a Spidey article?
6:41PM on 02/04/2010
Leave poor JC and his billions made alone!!!

i'm with ya on the fuck the reboot part, but couldn't you use the 20 other Avatar articles this week to bash the blue people?

this forum is to bash on stupid little teenage wonder boys
Leave poor JC and his billions made alone!!!

i'm with ya on the fuck the reboot part, but couldn't you use the 20 other Avatar articles this week to bash the blue people?

this forum is to bash on stupid little teenage wonder boys
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4:02PM on 02/04/2010

Nice choice

This kid was great in his part in 3:10 to Yuma and though he was young and a really small part he was good in Butterfly Effect.

The idea that the Highschool setting not working is ridiculous as Ultimate Spider Man (which this will be pulling from) was a great book and worked really well with how they used the 616 characters. No reason the same can't happen with this movie.
This kid was great in his part in 3:10 to Yuma and though he was young and a really small part he was good in Butterfly Effect.

The idea that the Highschool setting not working is ridiculous as Ultimate Spider Man (which this will be pulling from) was a great book and worked really well with how they used the 616 characters. No reason the same can't happen with this movie.
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11:36PM on 02/04/2010
Butterfly Effect? Nothing good came from that shit film.
Butterfly Effect? Nothing good came from that shit film.
8:28AM on 02/05/2010
ha, what ever you want to think is up to you bud
ha, what ever you want to think is up to you bud
4:01PM on 02/04/2010

Fuck You Sony!!!

I am a huge fan of Spider Man and this is just horrible news. I'm not saying this guy cant act but I just dont want a reboot. I want Spider Man 4 with Raimi and Maguire and for The Lizard to be the villian. I love Marc Webb too because I thought he did an amazing job with (500) Days of Summer but seriously, I hope this movie bombs at the box office.
I am a huge fan of Spider Man and this is just horrible news. I'm not saying this guy cant act but I just dont want a reboot. I want Spider Man 4 with Raimi and Maguire and for The Lizard to be the villian. I love Marc Webb too because I thought he did an amazing job with (500) Days of Summer but seriously, I hope this movie bombs at the box office.
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4:00PM on 02/04/2010

Who the hell is this kid?

My vote goes to Alexander Gould. I don't even know who this kid is.
My vote goes to Alexander Gould. I don't even know who this kid is.
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3:36PM on 02/04/2010

Man, I'm good.

before i even heard anything about casting, i said this kid would be cast
before i even heard anything about casting, i said this kid would be cast
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3:30PM on 02/04/2010

SURE Y NOT...

He luks gud 4 SPIDEY, DAMN ANY1 OUT THERE HAV THE SCRIPT? WILLING 2 SHARE!?
He luks gud 4 SPIDEY, DAMN ANY1 OUT THERE HAV THE SCRIPT? WILLING 2 SHARE!?
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3:21PM on 02/04/2010
I have no interest in the re-boot at all and I have no idea if this kid can even act because I have no interest in seeing Percy Jackson but if this is the kid from The Butterfly Effect I'm not sold. In fact, just call Anton Yelchin. He already proved he could be a shining spot in a mess of a film (Terminator Salvation).
I have no interest in the re-boot at all and I have no idea if this kid can even act because I have no interest in seeing Percy Jackson but if this is the kid from The Butterfly Effect I'm not sold. In fact, just call Anton Yelchin. He already proved he could be a shining spot in a mess of a film (Terminator Salvation).
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3:20PM on 02/04/2010

Good choice

I think he fits the part very good!
I think he fits the part very good!
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3:19PM on 02/04/2010
could be worse
could be worse
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3:17PM on 02/04/2010

Hahaha

From Tobey Maguire to this kid? Jesus fuckin' Christ, Sony.
From Tobey Maguire to this kid? Jesus fuckin' Christ, Sony.
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3:14PM on 02/04/2010
I think people need to deal with the fact that this high school reboot is happening whether you like it or not. Since that is the case, Lerman is a great choice, he was my first pick for the new Peter. I liked him a lot in 3:10 to Yuma.
I think people need to deal with the fact that this high school reboot is happening whether you like it or not. Since that is the case, Lerman is a great choice, he was my first pick for the new Peter. I liked him a lot in 3:10 to Yuma.
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3:09PM on 02/04/2010
I think people need to deal with the fact that this high school reboot is happening whether you like it or not. Since that is the case, Lerman is a great choice, he was my first pick for the new Peter. I liked him a lot in 3:10 to Yuma.
I think people need to deal with the fact that this high school reboot is happening whether you like it or not. Since that is the case, Lerman is a great choice, he was my first pick for the new Peter. I liked him a lot in 3:10 to Yuma.
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3:06PM on 02/04/2010
Direct to DVD.
Direct to DVD.
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3:00PM on 02/04/2010

Plain and simple ...

... Spidey reboot will suck !
... Spidey reboot will suck !
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3:00PM on 02/04/2010

DEATHPUNCH NR 22

I am totally against anything involving the new spiderman but if they cast someone then use jgl or something
I am totally against anything involving the new spiderman but if they cast someone then use jgl or something
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3:56PM on 02/04/2010
I can't honestly take you seriously when you have the avatar for Spider-Man 3 on your profile. Sorry.
I can't honestly take you seriously when you have the avatar for Spider-Man 3 on your profile. Sorry.
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2:49PM on 02/04/2010

meh...

i've never heard of this kid. you know...i don't care anymore. F it
i've never heard of this kid. you know...i don't care anymore. F it
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2:45PM on 02/04/2010
He has done nothing that really stands out and I've seen 6 of the movies he was in. If Ive seen 6 of your movies and I still have to google you to find out who the hell you are, is that a bad thing?
He has done nothing that really stands out and I've seen 6 of the movies he was in. If Ive seen 6 of your movies and I still have to google you to find out who the hell you are, is that a bad thing?
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2:47PM on 02/04/2010
Nope, that just means you'll buy him more as Spider-Man. Romero cast unknowns to suck audiences in, so I think casting a relative obscure actor for Peter Parker would work wonders.
Nope, that just means you'll buy him more as Spider-Man. Romero cast unknowns to suck audiences in, so I think casting a relative obscure actor for Peter Parker would work wonders.
2:40PM on 02/04/2010
Go fuck yourself if you cast this douche... thus rebooting it back to high school.
Go fuck yourself if you cast this douche... thus rebooting it back to high school.
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2:35PM on 02/04/2010
Excellent! I looked up Logan. He has a pretty interesting filmography, he's young enough, and he has that geeky Peter Parker charm. If not him, then who? I'm for it!
Excellent! I looked up Logan. He has a pretty interesting filmography, he's young enough, and he has that geeky Peter Parker charm. If not him, then who? I'm for it!
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