Andrew Garfield is too old, of course. And after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received – how shall we say? – somewhat tepid reviews, he’s OUT. Sony needs to reboot the franchise AGAIN, with someone young and dynamic. Enter WOW Report favorite Dylan O’Brien, who will probably owe me a percentage off the back end for promoting him so relentlessly year after year. His star is definitely on the rise after The Maze Runner earned a whopping $340 million, and I think everyone in Hollywood agrees he’d KILL it as Spidey.
Also up for the role: Young Logan Lerman, who was so good in last year’s Fury and Perks of Being a Wallflower. I have a friend who frequently sees Logan in the locker room at the gym and reports that he is DEFINITELY fit enough to don the lycra Spidey costume. Was that creepy of me? Sorry.
Another dark horse to consider, though: Devin Druid (below), who recently wowed as the young Louis CK in… duh… Louis, and is said to be spectacular in the upcoming Louder than Bombs. The kid’s got the poignant nerdiness of a young Michael Cera and the volcanic talent of a young Jesse Eisenberg – plus he’s been campaigning hard for the role on social media, so who knows if the casting gods will give him a chance. He’s good, though, and might be just the kind of Peter Parker-esque underdog the role requires.
As for the plot of the new Spidey franchise, Ecumenical News reports:
Spiderman will step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America 3: Civil War” in which he plays a crucial role. Comic book fans know that he will usher in a new flock of superheroes after the death of Captain American in the third movie. However, MoviePilot notes that it is unclear how the Marvel-Sony collaboration will handle Spiderman’s story since the reboot. Will Marvel go back to Spiderman’s origin story in high school or will it show him as a married man as he is during the “Civil War” story? Fans would definitely like to see him grow up since many movie-goers already know about his origin story. However, it is clear that Spiderman will appear in “Civil War” before Marvel-Sony ventures to make a stand-alone movie of the friendly, neighborhood spider.