Are their spider senses tingling? Rising stars Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien may be in the running to follow in the grand tradition of actors playing Spider-Man.
Less than 48 hours after Marvel and Sony announced a joint deal to produce an upcoming Spider-Man project, rumors began swirling as to who would become the web-slinging warrior. According to Variety, Lerman and O'Brien are the two main stars being considered for the role.
O'Brien, 23, earned his first acting credit for the 2011 comedy High Road. He went on to appear in The Internship and nab a starring role in the Teen Wolf reboot.
The New York City-born star's hyped competition Lerman is also 23. He has been acting since he was a child, first appearing in 2000's The Patriot when he was just 8 years old. He later booked roles in What Women Want, Riding in Cars with Boys, and 3:10 to Yuma, before hitting theaters with his celebrated part in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Sony, which led the Spider-Man franchises with Tobey Maguire in the mid-2000s and Andrew Garfield in 2012 and 2014, will work together with Marvel for a 2017 film. Spider-Man is also expected to become part of the Marvel Universe, which is famous for bringing its superheroes together in smash hits like 2012's The Avengers.
There has been no comment from Lerman, O'Brien, or the studios on the casting process.