Logan Lerman Officially Peter Parker in New 'Spider-Man' Reboot?

It seems the actor is "almost 100% locked" in for the role.

Logan Lerman just may be the new Peter Parker
Logan Lerman just may be the new Peter Parker
Last month we reported that, contrary to previous reports, Logan Lerman had not been offered the title role in the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot. Now, according to Hitfix, it seems that Lerman has actually been offered the role.

While the site reports that contract negotiations haven't taken place yet, a source told the site that Lerman is, "almost 100% locked" to play Peter Parker. It was said that Lerman beat out other actors such as Anton Yelchin, Patrick Fugit, Jesse Eisenberg and Johnny Simmons.

Lerman last starred in the film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief, which was released in February and also in last year's action film Gamer. We'll be sure to keep you posted on this breaking story as soon as more information comes in.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: Hitfix

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  1. Doctorkrueger

    @Fry-3000 nah man casting is key imagine if Nicolas Cage played Spidey, Whoopi Goldberg played MJ, and
    Ben affleck played The Goblin

    5 years agoby @doctorkruegerFlag

  2. Emmytt

    if this is bs then i wont see this movie

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  3. joekerr2e

    uhm, has anyone looked the story up since this got posted? The source this came from, bogus. Sony's reporting the story is BS and Lerman's all but completely out of the running and not their choice.

    5 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  4. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    Change is always difficult, so, any other actor filling Tobey McGuires' short shoes has his work cut out for him. I've only seen Logan Lerman in 3:10 to Yuma & thought he was a good actor in that movi alone...The Percy Jackson looks good to me from the trailers, but, haven't seen it yet...though, my early opinion is that Logan can act & seems to be the right actor to takeover the Spiderman reboot (thank God for this reboot - Spiderman3 & McGuire - I'm hating on you). At this early stage of Logan's career, you have to put your faith in Sony Pictures, who has many executives, stockholders, ardent fans, etc. to please when making their casting decision in their star hero...they only have millions/billions in movie/TV/DVD/merchandising rights riding on their decision of who can portray teenage/nerdy Peter Parker with action/adventure fun & some gravitas.

    5 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  5. Fry_3000

    c\_/ coffee hmmmm

    5 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  6. Fry_3000

    don't give a sh*t about cast as long as they can do the job. its the script and director they have to get right and sony to f*ck off and let these people do there jobs without interference from them. still wisj marvel could get back the rights :(

    5 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  7. joekerr2e

    Now they're reporting he's all but out for the spot altogether. $hit, now I feel bad for the kid.

    5 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  8. joekerr2e

    My bad... "Cinemablend"

    5 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  9. joekerr2e

    Haha... and kept us talkin' all weekend. Reported on "Movieblend"... "Earlier this weekend we told you here about a rumor being reported by the website "HitFix" in which they claimed that Percy Jackson and the Olympians star Logan Lerman was the frontrunner to be Peter Parker in Sony's new Spider-Man reboot. They were wrong."

    5 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  10. jameslev

    he was good in 3:10 to Yuma but Percy Jackson looks gay but not necessarily because of him, im not too worried about it really he should do fine

    5 years agoby @jameslevFlag

  11. Emmytt

    sweet he is the perfect chocie

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  12. the Narrator

    To the dude below me, check out 3:10 to Yuma, and The Butterfly Effect.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  13. Major Tom

    Note even gonna touch this movie. Sure, I agree that Spider-Man 3 was pretty bad, but I also ABSOLUTELY HATED Percy Jackson. I don't think this kid can act, even if it is in the role of a teenage Spider-Man. Get someone talented, like anyone who isn't a child actor.

    5 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  14. Moviedude21

    Who knows how this re-boot will do? Hopefully, they won't reuse the same storyline of the previous three.

    5 years agoby @moviedude21Flag

  15. MAN OF TOMORROW

    All I know is this,ejk1 I agree with u totally,Now here's what I think of this whole thing.......
    Lerman as Peter Parker/Spider-Man he will be great,not only because he fits the role,but because he will surprise us all.As far as story which is the main factor of any movie.I hope to god the director knows the comics EXTREMELY well.Villans need to be nailed on the head immediately including with the amazing story.I mean honestly we as comic books need a jaw dropping completely amazing spidey movie that will make us agree on the fact that this was the movie we were waiting for since forever.Another thing that really needs to hit hard is the stunts,I mean how Peter makes his transition from ordinary to extraordinary I want these guys to blow our socks off.Lerman has to nail both Peter & Spidey to a tee.We need to see both sides,see the struggle & hardships as Peter as well as some goofy antics but we also need to see the wise crack antics of our favorite web head.I want to be able to tell the difference btwn Spidey & Peter.I also would like to see Spidey's full agility & how he outsmarts his opponents.All in all I want this movie to lay the doubts to everyone that thinks this reboot of spidey will suck & shut the naysayers & skeptics up.

    5 years agoby @cassanova88Flag

  16. the Narrator

    @Doc_Krueger

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  17. Tyranus

    I'm willing to give this reboot a shot. I just saw Meet Bill and Lerman is in that too, I haven't seen any of his other movies, but I thought he was good in Bill and he certainly looks like he could be a better Spiderman than Toby McGuire. I loved the first two films, but I don't think McGuire was great in the roll, he was good when he had the mask on, but I think there's room to top his performance. I hope they get a good villain or do Venom right this time, too bad they used up Doctor Octopus. I'm hoping for the Lizard myself.

    5 years agoby @tyranusFlag

  18. Dethklokx7

    Id give him a chance, but they need to learn their mistakes from 3- drama, MJ being caught yet again, Venom's rushed 15 mins of fame( and apparently camera shy) i mean come on anyone else pissed when he kept turning back to eddie? With so new fresh ideas this could work.....

    5 years agoby @dethklokx7Flag

  19. artkid04

    me, if there was a spiderman 4, would of had lizard be the villain, mj dies and gwen becomes peter's new girlfriend

    5 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  20. ejk1

    If Lerman has the desire to do what's necessary for the role, then he will be fine. The story is the most important factor, not the actor. As for everyone that wanted Spider-Man 4: Why? Did you really need to see MJ get kidnapped again? I think many of the people clamoring for a fourth movie right now were disgusted at the possibility of seeing Anne Hathaway play the Vultress a few months ago. Insert's not only right about 3 not being good, but I'll add that it was overly predictable. The last forty-five minutes of that movie were the most frustrating minutes I've ever spent in a movie theater. I knew everything that was going to happen. I didn't want to see that again, which is why I'm fine with this reboot. Hopefully, a fresh direction will lead to fresh stories.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. Goku_ssj2

    I changed my mind about this kid, he can actually act and pretty good too, so i think he will be great for this role. Now its up to director not to mess this movie up which i believe won't happen but nevertheless...

    5 years agoby @goku-ssj2Flag

  22. T.Clark

    Just because Spider-Man 3 made a lot of money doesn't mean it was good.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  23. Doctorkrueger

    People here's the thing Logan Lerman is a talented young actor, who is just starting out and hasn't had too many roles.He's fantastic in The Butterfly Effect, Meet Bill, and 3:10 To Yuma. He has the perfect look for a late teenage Spider-Man fyi to you poser fans that say he's too skinny, or nerdy looking guess what Parker's always been a skinny superhero his genius mentality was always his real attribute. People said similar things when these guys were cast and the world was proven wrong

    Heath Ledger as The Joker
    Daniel Craig as James Bond
    Nicolas Cage as The Bad Lieutenant

    Everyone got excited for Christian Bale as John Connor, Ray Stevenson as Punisher, and Jim Carey as Riddler but hey those movies all sucked and those actors who were thought to be perfect for the role were either boring or hammed it up. Give this a chance it's a rookie director with a good film debut on his belt, and a young but promising new actor you never know guys.

    5 years agoby @doctorkruegerFlag

  24. ChuChi

    i'll give him a chance!!!! people say the last one sucked!! but check he gross and foreign.. its the most money it made from the rest of the spider man movies... i tho the lst one was ok.. but not better than the 1st one... i still have no idea why the reboot... i would understand if the movie didnt make money.. but it made soo much money... but i guess after the dark knight.. all marvel comics movies are going dark and better story..... hollywood is wack

    5 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  25. CelluloidDreams

    Logan Lerman who !?!?! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh from " Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief" ..... didn't see it ...I heard it was a dud ...it was only in theaters for about 2-3 weeks and then gone!

    5 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  26. Gandoff

    ejk1and BATMAN,, I agree... I think "IF" a fourth happend, you could have did a Venom/Carnage duo story with Spidy but to many villians kill a story.Spiderman has had Conners, who becomes Lizard Man in a back drop from day one, so having another villian doing the same would be fine, as long as he is not the main focus of the film. Like how King Pin sits back and controls, but rarly is in the battle front. And Church look great as Sandman, but Sandman is not the ideal villian for a film. Could have a opening seen fighting him and capturing him, like in Batman the Dark Knight with Scarecrow, but not a main villian. Had to much going on. Venom, and the New Goblin angle would have been fine and enough. But going to a reboot, with so much more that could be drawn from in the villians and Parker stories is a shame. I dout I will see it, unless it looks kick ass. I myself just can not get hyped to sit through a new version of Spiderman the Begining movie yet. But two villians could work, if done right. Both new Batman's are proof of that. But if the Incredible Hulk can re write its history as a sequal from HULK, then Spiderman 4 could also. Ignore the rest of the story, but show Venom saving Eddie and itself in opening credits, then Opening seen Spiderman chasing down and fighting a cheesy villain. Then show Venom following him in the shots speaking revenge to himself, then something happends,, he spilts, and the spilt part goes into the the vents of the insane assylme to find and make, Carnage. Spiderman 4 started. Now scarp that cheesy idea of a reboot....

    5 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  27. Dark enV

    I agree with BATMAN as well, complaining about it isn't going to change the fact that the movie is happening, and he's right again that the movie might end up being really good, we'll just have to wait and see, Lerman definitely has the look of Peter Parker we'll just have to wait and see if he gets the part and how he'll do if he does.

    5 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  28. Diaigma

    I'm with you, BATMAN. :P

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  29. IamBATMAN

    i think its safe to say that almost everybody who is a fan of the franchise would rather have a 4th installment over a reboot but thats obviously not going to happen so just embrace whats about to happen and hope for the best. who knows, it might end up being better

    5 years agoby @iambatmanFlag

  30. A-J

    im half and half with this, could be good, could be bad, and regardless of what people thought of spidy 3 i would hav much rather wanted to see a spider man 4

    5 years agoby @ajlewisFlag