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Logan Lerman to play Spider-Man! Wait...no he's not!

Apr. 12, 2010by: Mike Sampson

Late on Saturday night, HitFix posted a story that said PERCY JACKSON star Logan Lerman was "almost 100% locked" to star in Sony's SPIDER-MAN reboot. Wow, we escaped this SPIDER-MAN reboot with minimal casting drama! Wait, what's this? Sony is going on the record as saying Lerman definitively is not Spider-Man? Oy vey.

Of course, studios are frequently denying online reports that usually turn out to be true. It happens all the time. But rarely are they this definitive about it. Like em or not, Deadline has pretty solid sources at Sony who went public with the fact that not only is Lerman not cast in SPIDER-MAN that he isn't even a contender and was never on the list of possible candidates. This, obviously, directly conflicts with the HitFix report that Lerman IS Spider-Man.

HitFix reconnected with their source late yesterday and are sticking with their story (what else to do at this point?). How will this all play out? I guess like so many times before, we just wait and see until we get an official press release stating the news. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was Lerman (I know Drew McWeeny and he wouldn't post a scoop if it wasn't properly vetted) but then again, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't Lerman.

How do you want it to play out? Do you want Lerman to get the gig or would you rather them look for another actor?

Extra Tidbit: According to AICN, the working title for the movie is SPIDER-MAN BEGIN AGAIN. Not a great first start...
Source: HitFixDeadline

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7:33PM on 04/12/2010

Keep JK Simmons

I still hate this reboot idea, but if Bond can keep Dame Judi Dench in their reboot, then they should keep JK -- the man IS J. Jonah.
I still hate this reboot idea, but if Bond can keep Dame Judi Dench in their reboot, then they should keep JK -- the man IS J. Jonah.
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3:02AM on 04/13/2010
for fucking real!!
for fucking real!!
8:32AM on 04/12/2010
The Spider-Man movie franchise feels like a burning plane plummeting towards the ground at the moment - doesn't really matter who the stewardess is.
The Spider-Man movie franchise feels like a burning plane plummeting towards the ground at the moment - doesn't really matter who the stewardess is.
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10:48AM on 04/12/2010
This movie is going to suck no matter what happens.
This movie is going to suck no matter what happens.
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8:34AM on 04/12/2010
Thank you Sony for dragging my childhood hero through the proverbial gutter and taking my already very low hope for this film and shot-gunning it in the back of the head from close range. That is all.
Thank you Sony for dragging my childhood hero through the proverbial gutter and taking my already very low hope for this film and shot-gunning it in the back of the head from close range. That is all.
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8:52AM on 04/12/2010

Money in the bank!

Sony's decision to hire a new director was a sneaky way of shaving around $60M+ of the budget. They knew without Raimi, Toby and cast would walk too. Now they can hire for a fraction of what it cost for Spidey 3.
Sony's decision to hire a new director was a sneaky way of shaving around $60M+ of the budget. They knew without Raimi, Toby and cast would walk too. Now they can hire for a fraction of what it cost for Spidey 3.
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8:45AM on 04/12/2010
i don't really feel this movie should be made
i don't really feel this movie should be made
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1:05PM on 04/12/2010

Regarding the title.


SPIDER-MAN BEGINS AGAIN was just a joke title made up by "Mr. Beaks", the AICN writer who posted that story. I don't think that's an actual working title.

I could be wrong though.

SPIDER-MAN BEGINS AGAIN was just a joke title made up by "Mr. Beaks", the AICN writer who posted that story. I don't think that's an actual working title.

I could be wrong though.
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9:53AM on 04/12/2010

Whatever

I think this whole reboot of Spider Man is a terrible idea. The original Spider Man movies were good and I do not see this movie being better than the first original Spider Man. If they HAD to reboot it, they should have made Peter Parker/Spider Man an adult, not go backwards to when he was a teen. We have already seen that part already with the original films. Anyway, I still think this movie is going to fail, because I think Spider Man lost alot of fans from the original franchise when news
I think this whole reboot of Spider Man is a terrible idea. The original Spider Man movies were good and I do not see this movie being better than the first original Spider Man. If they HAD to reboot it, they should have made Peter Parker/Spider Man an adult, not go backwards to when he was a teen. We have already seen that part already with the original films. Anyway, I still think this movie is going to fail, because I think Spider Man lost alot of fans from the original franchise when news came about this new reboot/franchise. I hope this movie flops.
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8:42AM on 04/12/2010
I never understand this long dragged out process. The potential casting phase is annoying and I would rather just hear about who is cast. Not that I'm complaining about joblo here, just in general. I just don't care about who might get cast.
I never understand this long dragged out process. The potential casting phase is annoying and I would rather just hear about who is cast. Not that I'm complaining about joblo here, just in general. I just don't care about who might get cast.
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5:44PM on 04/12/2010

Stupid Title!

I think Aaron Johnson from Kick-Ass would be a better choice for Spidey, even though I would rather the studio to reconsider and drop the whole reboot idea and bring back Sam and Maguire for Spiderman 4.
I think Aaron Johnson from Kick-Ass would be a better choice for Spidey, even though I would rather the studio to reconsider and drop the whole reboot idea and bring back Sam and Maguire for Spiderman 4.
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8:14PM on 04/12/2010
Yeah then we can have a Spider Baby and a scene of Peter trying to save his baby being taken hostage by a villain. Ugh.
Yeah then we can have a Spider Baby and a scene of Peter trying to save his baby being taken hostage by a villain. Ugh.
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4:04PM on 04/12/2010
And i dont mind they reboot spiderman just hate it that they start over again, just follow the story when he is a little bit older. But i can understand why they do it, for the teenage soap Twilight,new moon audience because obviously it sells. Mark webb has signed on to become their(studio) puppet.
And i dont mind they reboot spiderman just hate it that they start over again, just follow the story when he is a little bit older. But i can understand why they do it, for the teenage soap Twilight,new moon audience because obviously it sells. Mark webb has signed on to become their(studio) puppet.
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12:40PM on 04/12/2010

I may be alone in this

I'm actually interested to see how this will play out. I'm a huge fan of the marvel ultimate world (spiderman especially), which was essentially a reboot in itself. 500 Days of Summer was one of my favourite films last year, and with the writer of Zodiac and The Losers (which looks like it will be fun) I'm officially on board.
This kid looks like ultimate Peter Parker [link] , and has experience with action, however crap the movie was. If he's good enough for Webb, he's got my vote. ">
I'm actually interested to see how this will play out. I'm a huge fan of the marvel ultimate world (spiderman especially), which was essentially a reboot in itself. 500 Days of Summer was one of my favourite films last year, and with the writer of Zodiac and The Losers (which looks like it will be fun) I'm officially on board.
This kid looks like ultimate Peter Parker [link] , and has experience with action, however crap the movie was. If he's good enough for Webb, he's got my vote.
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12:13PM on 04/12/2010
''SPIDERMAN BEGIN AGAIN''Well,I was worried for nothing I guess!JESUS I'M STARTING TO FEEL ILL!!
''SPIDERMAN BEGIN AGAIN''Well,I was worried for nothing I guess!JESUS I'M STARTING TO FEEL ILL!!
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10:14AM on 04/12/2010

be done with spidey

they should just be done with the franchise as spiderman 3 pretty much killed it.if they're going for a spidey film ,do a venom movie.but then again that will probably suck too.just let it go.
they should just be done with the franchise as spiderman 3 pretty much killed it.if they're going for a spidey film ,do a venom movie.but then again that will probably suck too.just let it go.
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12:49PM on 04/12/2010
Ryan Reynolds. Enough said lol
Ryan Reynolds. Enough said lol
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11:56AM on 04/12/2010
Logan Lerman? That kid is terrible.
Logan Lerman? That kid is terrible.
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8:45AM on 04/12/2010
john krasinski!!

john krasinski!!

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7:28PM on 04/13/2010
totally pointless to reboot after barely 10 years since the first, didn't work for the Hulk, although it was a major improvement, waste of time & mmoney & it will suck ass.
totally pointless to reboot after barely 10 years since the first, didn't work for the Hulk, although it was a major improvement, waste of time & mmoney & it will suck ass.
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1:43AM on 04/13/2010
That's a shame I thought he would have done rather well as a teenage spidey.
That's a shame I thought he would have done rather well as a teenage spidey.
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3:25PM on 04/12/2010
I'm a little annoyed he's not playing Peter, but I hope they get someone equally good and who looks geeky.

As for the people still whining about the reboot, get over it already! The original series was in a rut. Sure they fired everyone to make a more low budget reboot, but the series as a whole was broken and the third movie was insanely awful. They were going to have a Spider Baby for fuck sake! Move on and hope for the best!
I'm a little annoyed he's not playing Peter, but I hope they get someone equally good and who looks geeky.

As for the people still whining about the reboot, get over it already! The original series was in a rut. Sure they fired everyone to make a more low budget reboot, but the series as a whole was broken and the third movie was insanely awful. They were going to have a Spider Baby for fuck sake! Move on and hope for the best!
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4:23AM on 04/13/2010
Hope for the best, you better expect the worst
Hope for the best, you better expect the worst
1:31PM on 04/12/2010
Im getting Superman Returns vibes off this movie, but at least Superman had some things going for it
Im getting Superman Returns vibes off this movie, but at least Superman had some things going for it
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3:24PM on 04/12/2010
You know nothing of the plot or characters how can you already be getting a vibe?
You know nothing of the plot or characters how can you already be getting a vibe?
9:27AM on 04/12/2010

Maybe, maybe not

Who cares ?Im not gonna speculate about the kid's talent until anything is official.

Extra tidbit: That title must be a joke. They should just call it The Amazing Spider-Man
Who cares ?Im not gonna speculate about the kid's talent until anything is official.

Extra tidbit: That title must be a joke. They should just call it The Amazing Spider-Man
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9:20AM on 04/12/2010
I'm glad to hear Therman Merman isn't playing Spidey. He should be punished for A) Percy Jackson and B) Having a silly name like the kid in Bad Santa. ;)
I'm glad to hear Therman Merman isn't playing Spidey. He should be punished for A) Percy Jackson and B) Having a silly name like the kid in Bad Santa. ;)
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7:47PM on 04/12/2010

STOP IT.

I only really liked the first spider man, the second was meh and the third wasn't very good at all. Im really tired of the whole franchise in general and think they should not reboot a franchise that just effing started. although i really like logan i hope this gets drop and he lands another big gig.
I only really liked the first spider man, the second was meh and the third wasn't very good at all. Im really tired of the whole franchise in general and think they should not reboot a franchise that just effing started. although i really like logan i hope this gets drop and he lands another big gig.
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3:01AM on 04/13/2010

most likely this is....

them trying to blow smoke up our collective assholes, because this dude is perfect for teen pete. fuck rami, the useless fuck refused to try and identify with the 'venom' character and did not stand his ground with the vulture story line (which would have been great). And please, i beg ya, no more pussy whipped pete and the retarded dancing in the street. and do cast gwen and mary jane properly this time, fucking dunst was aweful.
them trying to blow smoke up our collective assholes, because this dude is perfect for teen pete. fuck rami, the useless fuck refused to try and identify with the 'venom' character and did not stand his ground with the vulture story line (which would have been great). And please, i beg ya, no more pussy whipped pete and the retarded dancing in the street. and do cast gwen and mary jane properly this time, fucking dunst was aweful.
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11:24AM on 04/12/2010
Wait, didn't this exact thing happen like 2 weeks ago? (Lerman said he was, then Sony said he wasn't) I think he'd be an ok Parker, but I don't asee the point in rebooting the series at this point.
Wait, didn't this exact thing happen like 2 weeks ago? (Lerman said he was, then Sony said he wasn't) I think he'd be an ok Parker, but I don't asee the point in rebooting the series at this point.
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3:02AM on 04/13/2010

most likely this is....

them trying to blow smoke up our collective assholes, because this dude is perfect for teen pete. fuck rami, the useless fuck refused to try and identify with the 'venom' character and did not stand his ground with the vulture story line (which would have been great). And please, i beg ya, no more pussy whipped pete and the retarded dancing in the street. and do cast gwen and mary jane properly this time, fucking dunst was aweful.
them trying to blow smoke up our collective assholes, because this dude is perfect for teen pete. fuck rami, the useless fuck refused to try and identify with the 'venom' character and did not stand his ground with the vulture story line (which would have been great). And please, i beg ya, no more pussy whipped pete and the retarded dancing in the street. and do cast gwen and mary jane properly this time, fucking dunst was aweful.
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3:59PM on 04/12/2010

RYAN REYNOLDS for everything

No really, cancel everything else and play peter parker. He is perfect as a wisecracking spiderman(just watch blade 3 and almost anything he's done) and he has the perfect physique for spiderman. Forget deadpool, green lantern etc. this is the one for him.
No really, cancel everything else and play peter parker. He is perfect as a wisecracking spiderman(just watch blade 3 and almost anything he's done) and he has the perfect physique for spiderman. Forget deadpool, green lantern etc. this is the one for him.
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9:57AM on 04/12/2010

Also...

Logan Lerman is a horrible choice for Spider Man. Dude has not proven himself enough for an Iconic role like this. Again, they should cast older (past high school days) and just cast someone like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, or even Ryan Reynolds.
Logan Lerman is a horrible choice for Spider Man. Dude has not proven himself enough for an Iconic role like this. Again, they should cast older (past high school days) and just cast someone like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, or even Ryan Reynolds.
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1:15PM on 04/12/2010

YES TO LERMAN

I want Logan to snatch this role up more than anyone else. he's been great in everything he's ever done - even Percy (which suffered from a bad script/weak directing). Plus, they've been speculating Logan for about 4 or 5 months now! Sony has even said publically that Logan was onm the short list - a few ppl I know report on this and have told me he was 2nd on the list. When Percy made bank, he became numbero uno. This is bullshit. Either Sony is lying (wouldn't surprise me - they've already
I want Logan to snatch this role up more than anyone else. he's been great in everything he's ever done - even Percy (which suffered from a bad script/weak directing). Plus, they've been speculating Logan for about 4 or 5 months now! Sony has even said publically that Logan was onm the short list - a few ppl I know report on this and have told me he was 2nd on the list. When Percy made bank, he became numbero uno. This is bullshit. Either Sony is lying (wouldn't surprise me - they've already denied him before and yet sources STILL reported otherwise) or they only now kicked him off the list. I hope not. TEAM LOGAN.
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