Man, this Spider-Man reboot. An 80 million dollar Spidey movie? Returned to high school? Envisioned as a quickie series (look for one of these every 18 months, I’m hearing)? Blech.
We know they hired Marc Webb to direct the movie, and now we know more about what they’re looking for in their Peter Parker: pretty, sort of emo and cheap, cheap, cheap. Thus Logan Lerman, the star of the upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
According to Lerman himself, talking to Access Hollywood, he’s in talks for the role. “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 Bush. “I’d love to focus on the human element a little bit more. It’d be such a fun experience.”
The human element! This is how you make an 80 million dollar Spider-Man movie – you have two action scenes and spend most of the film with Peter’s high school trials and tribulations and the love rectangle between him, Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy and Flash Thompson.
Lerman’s 18; he’d likely be in his mid-20s when his contract on the series runs out and they’ve done their five or six Young Spidey Adventures movies. I don’t know what kind of acting chops he has, but he’s definitely a good looking young kid – that’s a face that will rival Robert Pattinson’s on the cover of Tiger Beat. Every thing I see and hear about this reboot convinces me more and more that the angle Sony is going for is the Twilight angle, the teen romance with an element of action.