When the announcement came that Spider-Man had joined the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was only a matter of time before casting speculation started to run its course. The first couple of names to be thrown into the mix by some websites was Logan Lerman (Fury) and Dylan O’Brien (The Mazer Runner), stating that they were Sony’s frontrunners.
Well, at least 50% of that rumour appears to be false.
“Professionally, I haven’t heard anything about it,” O’Brien told Buzzfeed. “I’ve only heard from, like, [rumors] online. It feels so weird to say. It’s so funny. My friends from New Jersey are calling me. They’re like, what are you not telling me, dude?! Spider-Man?! It makes me feel bad because I’m, like, disappointing a big chunk of fans across the nation. You can tell them that it’s not true.”
“It’s nothing but flattering,” he continues. “It’s never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I haven’t heard about it from a professional standpoint. I’ve always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age, that’s, like, a big thing. And my name being tossed with Logan Lerman’s is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is fantastic. It’s really just, you know, I guess I’ll see if I even hear about it? But thank you, Internet, for giving me false hope!”
So, it looks like it was just a rumour. But, remember when Jason Momoa kept telling us he wasn’t playing Aquaman?..
Spider-Man is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own solo movie in 2017.