Logan Lerman, star of the upcoming “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” may be up for the role of our favorite webslinger.
The 18-year-old actor has been in talks with Sony to play Peter Parker in the “Spider-Man” reboot, reports “Access Hollywood.”
“There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into,” Lerman told Billy Bush on Thursday, Feb. 4.
“It’s one of my favorite characters ever and
I’m a huge fan of the series,” he added. “I’d love to have more
conversations about it. I’m definitely very interested in it.”
For those who wanted a relative unknown in the lead, Lerman might fit the bill, but perhaps not for long. He stars as the titular “Percy Jackson” (in theaters Friday, Feb. 12), a modern-day teenager who discovers he’s the demigod son of Poseidon (Kevin McKidd), Greek god of the sea and earthquakes. In typical Greek fashion, he goes on a journey and comes across a number of fantastical creatures and events.
Check out a picture of Lerman (center) from “Percy Jackson”:
Lerman played Bobby McAllister on the short-lived TV series “Jack & Bobby,” winning a Young Artist Award for it. His earlier big-screen roles include “The Patriot,” “What Women Want,” “Riding in Cars With Boys,” “Hoot” and “The Butterfly Effect” as the younger version of Ashton Kutcher’s character.
It was his role in “3:10 to Yuma,” playing the son of Christian Bale’s character and opposite Russell Crowe, earned Lerman some well-deserved attention.
He’s pictured here (right) with Bale:
Sony scrapped its original “Spider-Man” series of films, dropping director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire in order to revamp the franchise. The reboot centers on Peter Parker during his teen years. “(500) Days of Summer” director Marc Webb has signed on to direct the first film, which is due in theaters in Summer 2012.
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