Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios can hardly contain their excitement over their agreement regarding the formal entry of Spider-Man into the Marvel cinematic universe.
One day after announcing the deal, the two companies then said that Spider-Man will be joining Captain America, Iron Man and the Black Widow on “Captain America: Civil War” movie due to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.
The web-slinging superhero’s participation in the third Captain America movie will actually come first before the stand-alone and rebooted Spider-Man movie that already has a July 28, 2017 release date.
Both Sony and Marvel also confirmed that Andrew Garfield, who played the lead role in “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 and “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2014, shall no longer reprise his role as Peter Parker and the wall-climbing superhero in the rebooted Spider-Man movie.
Buckling down to work
While many were thinking that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios will be making the selection for the new actor to play Peter Parker and Spider-Man maybe weeks or months down the road, it seems that the two companies are buckling down to business right away.
Two days after announcing the deal between them, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios were again in the limelight after stating that upcoming and promising actors Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien appear to be leading the race to land the role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, reports US Weekly.
Logan Lerman is best known for his celebrated role in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” The 23-year-old actor’s first foray into acting was in 2000 for the Mel Gibson movie “The Patriot.” He was just an eight-year-old boy then. He also starred in other more popular films like “What Women Want,” “Riding in Cars with Boys,” and “3:10 to Yuma.”
Dylan O’Brien, who’s also 23 years old, is very popular for his starring role in the “Teen Wolf” TV series. His first major break in acting was in 2011 comedy film “High Road.” O’Brien also appeared on “The Internship.”
Grand tradition of actors
Whoever is chosen by both Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, will surely be following the grand tradition of actors that have played the role of Spider-Man including Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. There is also Nicholas Hammond who played Spider-Man in the spin-off movie of the “The Amazing Spider-Man” TV series back in 1977.
Sony Pictures which has had the Spider-Man franchise since early 2000 produced five films involving the web-sling superhero. From 2002 to 2007, it made three “Spider-Man” films featuring Tobey Maguire, all directed by Sam Raimi.
The company then rebooted the franchise some five years later and produced two “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies from 2012 to 2014 starring Andrew Garfield, both directed by Marc Webb.
Sony and Marvel has yet to announce the director for the rebooted Spider-Man movie or other details of its casting process.