Could One Of These Actors Be The Next Spider-Man?
Sony reportedly seeking a 'much-younger' webslinger for Marvel crossover...
So as the monumental news that Spider-Man is set to join the Marvel Comics Universe sinks in, the rumour mill has cranked into action regarding possible candidates to take over from Andrew Garfield.
Dylan O'Brien from Teen Wolf and The Maze Runner and Logan Lerman from recent Brad Pitt war movie Fury are the two names that have popped up - with both being mentioned by reputable sources like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
"Actors have yet to be approached, and sources say Sony is looking to hire a new director to replace The Amazing Spider-Man films' Marc Webb before tapping a new Spidey," Variety reports.
And it also reckons Sony plans to introduce the superhero as a pupil at Midtown High School.
"The plan is to spend more time in the setting and explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom," it explains.
The historic crossover deal will see a new Spider-Man make his debut in a Marvel Studios movie before transitioning back for a solo outing at Sony Pictures - with the important caveat that Marvel big cheese Kevin Feige will be producing alongside Sony's Amy Pascal.
Another side-effect of the deal is that the new Spidey film - due in summer 2017 - has caused several Marvel projects to be moved back in order to avoid clashes at the box office.
Thor: Ragnarok was scheduled for 28 July, 2017 - the date that the Spidey reboot is now set to appear - and has been moved to 3 November, 2017.
Black Panther will now be released on 6 July, 2018, and Captain Marvel has been rescheduled for 2 November, 2018 - with Inhumans being pushed back to 12 July, 2019.
We're hoping it's worth it!