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For the past couple of weeks, rumors have been rapidly circling around the casting of Spider-Man in the new Marvel-Sony reboot. The front runners for this role were reported to be Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner
) and Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower
). Dylan O'Brien finally spoke out about said rumors and, unfortunately, O'Brien has not been approached for the role as of yet.
"Professionally, I haven’t heard anything about it. I've only heard from, like, [rumors] online," O'Brien admitted to BuzzFeed
. O'Brien is well-aware that a huge chunk of his fans will be disappointed and that although he hasn't been approached, he isn't adverse to the idea of being Spider-Man.
“It’s nothing but flattering. 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,” O'Brien further added. “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 (expletive) fantastic.”
I pray to the old gods and the new that Dylan O'Brien will be approached for the role. As much as I love Logan Lerman, I can actually visualize O'Brien as Peter Parker. Whether I'm watching Teen Wolf
or re-watching The Maze Runner
for like the 100th time, I can't help but think, "this guy could totally be a superhero." And that superhero, I hope, will be Spider-Man. If not, then how about Beast Boy from the Teen Titans? The world needs more of Dylan O'Brien.
The upcoming weeks will tell, just who will get the opportunity to portray the ever-popular superhero Spider-Man
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