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Do you remember back in February when Marvel and Sony announced their bizarre new deal? At the moment, all that mattered was the movies Spider-Man would be in, which version, etc. A little while after, fans worried about the removal of Andrew Garfield from the beloved role, but it looks like that time has passed. Now we're looking for his replacement.
Immediate choices were Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien, with a recent report indicating that Dylan O'Brien had already been chosen, and had signed on for the iconic role. Well, apparently not...
O'Brien denies any actual talks.
Speaking with Buzzfeed, O'Brien clarified what exactly was going on with the role:
"Professionally, I haven’t heard anything about it. I’ve only heard from, like, [rumors] online... 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. 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 fucking fantastic."
First of all, chill. "That kid" is seven months older than you. It's pretty funny, though, he speaks as if Logan Lerman's years younger than him. Second of all:
Could he be hiding it?
Every actor in talks with Marvel or DC denies it. Benedict Cumberbatch did it. Jared Leto did it. Paul Rudd did it. At the moment, Paul Rudd's denial is the only video I could find so:
Liar. Usually, when the actor denies a role, they tend to finish their sentence without elaborating on what they're saying. O'Brien, however, continued to talk about the disappointment of fans, Logan Lerman, etc. That makes me think he's not lying, and the meetings haven't happened (yet).