Ever since the news broke of Marvel and Sony developing a working relationship when it comes to the future of the Spider-Man franchise, people have thrown names around for who would play the lead role. One of those names, for now, can be taken off the list.
Dylan O’Brien, he of MTV’s Teen Wolf and The Maze Runner fame, has now publicly declared that he has not heard a legitimate thing when it comes to playing good ol’ web-head. “Professionally, I havenâ€™t heard anything about it,â€ O’Brien told BuzzFeed. â€œIâ€™ve only heard from, like, [rumors] online.“
He goes on to say that it’s an exciting thing to be attached to, and he’d obviously jump at the chance if it were ever actually presented. “Itâ€™s nothing but flattering. Itâ€™s never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I havenâ€™t heard about it from a professional standpoint,â€ said the 23 year old actor. â€œIâ€™ve always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age, thatâ€™s, like, a big thing. And my name being tossed with Logan Lermanâ€™s is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is fucking fantastic.“
Lerman, of course, is another name that’s been tossed around. My sources tell me that both of these guys are much older than the actual candidates. When the rumblings state that we’re going to have a teenage, high school student Spider-Man in the next films, they mean it. Look for someone who still has a “teen” at the end of their age.
SOURCE: BuzzFeed News