Is Percy Jackson the new Spider-Man?

It’s been all quiet on the Spidey front after the flurry of news throughout January.

But the rumour mill's been cranking again, and yesterday reports hit that Logan Lerman, the titular star of next week’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief , is “in talks” to take on the rejuvenated role of Peter Parker.

Columbia Pictures have swiftly stifled the jibber-jabber, stating that while Lerman has been in meetings with Sony, he is not “in talks” for the part.

What does Lerman have to say about it all?

Well... “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. I’d love to focus on the human element a little bit more. It’d be such a fun experience.”

Evidently he’s keen to take on the role, and even if Columbia have denied everything, that’s par for the course this early in the game. Until a dotted line is signed, they can’t release anything official.

Would Lerman make a good Parker? Ask us in a week once we’ve seen Lightning Thief

Got your own Spidey casting suggestions...?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.