"Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman revealed to Access Hollywood that he is in early talks with Sony Pictures to play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot.
'There have been a few discussions, it's definitely something I'm looking into,' the 18-year-old Lerman said. 'It's one of my favorite characters ever and I'm a huge fan of the series. I'd love to have more conversations about it. I'm definitely very interested in it.'
Access Hollywood adds that Logan said the interest in him playing Spider-Man was 'vice versa' from both him and the studio.
'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. I'd love to focus on the human element a little bit more. It'd be such a fun experience.'"
Wow. That's really not a bad idea. He was great in Gamer, but in Gamer he was a bit of a jerk. But he had heart, and it showed especially near the end. If Percy Jackson is a success (which is gonna be a tough job, considering the movie has almost no promotion going on - and The Wolfman comes out the same weekend; however, kids movies almost always do better than horror movies so this may work), I can only imagine Sony banging Logan's door down begging him to play Peter Parker.
Not so fast, Logan.
"Heat Vision reports that both Sony and the actor's reps say that Lerman is not the frontrunner just yet and that no actual 'business discussions' have been made with Lerman."