In an interview with Access Hollywood (via IGN) to promote his new fantasy movie “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, Percy Jackson himself, 18-year old actor Logan Lerman told the fluffer channel that his people and the “Spider-Man” reboot people are “talking”. And from the sounds of it, there’s something very substantive here, and not just some ambitious Hollywood kid mouthing off in hopes of starting some rumor that will reach the studio’s ears. It actually does sound like something is going on — at least, from Lerman’s perspective.
“There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into. It’s just, you know, conversations are starting. It’s a long process with the studio and the producers and everything. But it’s definitely a project that I’m really interested in, of course.”
Duh. Of course you’re interested in it, Logan. It’s friggin Spider-Man.
But wait, you say, what’s this “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”? It’s a new movie (the full title of which is “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”), and another one of those “Harry Potter” franchise wannabe that the studio spent a whole lot of money making, though for some reason the film has been flying under the radar and as far as I can tell, has almost no online buzz to speak off. Not good for a film scheduled for release next week. The film’s got a pretty star-studded cast that includes Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson and Uma Thurman, and it’s all fronted by Lerman.
And hey, if he does end up getting the Spidey gig, at least it wouldn’t be nearly as shocking as the studio handling the reboot over to Marc “I’ve only ever directed one movie in my life, and it was a friggin’ romantic comedy” Webb. Plus, Lerman not only looks like a geeky teenager, he actually is one, so there’s that.
Or not. THR says that the studio has a list of potential actors for the part, and Logan is indeed on it, but he’s not the only one. Still, I think young Mr. Lerman looks the part of a high school Peter Parker. Plus, the worry that “Percy Jackson” might become a hit and thus prevent Lerman from doing the Spidey reboot? Highly unlikely.