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Marvel and Sony looking to replace both Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb

February 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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So, it’s official, Andrew Garfield is out as Spider-Man.

The kid who did nothing but try to be likeable will no longer be the friendly neighborhood amazing spectacular wall crawler. The search will soon be on for the new Peter Parker as variety has reported that Sony will be putting out the casting call to find the new Spider-Man. They also broke the news that Sony will be sending Parker back to high school.

Though both iterations of Peter Parker started off as high school students, this time around Sony really wants to make the high school more of a character than just a setting. In the comics Midtown High is just as much a part of Peter’s world as the Fortress of Solitude is to Superman, only less solitude-y. Loads of important events take place there, both during and even after Peter’s time as a student. Sony is looking to capitalize on that, in what should hopefully be a fresh direction for a character that has already seen two different versions played out on the big screen in a relatively short amount of time.

A few actors whose names have been connected with the role are Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien of The Maze Runner and Teen Wolf fame (both pictured above). There is also talk of what version of Spider-Man they want to go with, as lately there have been whisperings that Peter Parker may not even be the new Spider-Man, but instead be Miles Morales, the character who succeeds Peter Parker as Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe after Parker is killed.

That could take casting in a whole different direction as Morales is half black and half Puerto Rican. However, before a new Spidey is cast, it’s said that Sony will first look into replacing Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb.

The clock is ticking for Sony to get the project off the ground since Marvel is looking to bring this new Spider-Man into the MCU in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before the web slinger takes another crack at solo adventures for Sony in 2017.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….