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.