After we reported that ‘Teen Wolf’ star Dylan O’Brien was in contention to play Peter Parker in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ movies, the actor is clearing up some of the rumors.
“Professionally, I haven’t heard anything about it. I’ve only heard from, like, [rumors] online. It feels so weird to say. It’s so funny. My friends from New Jersey are calling me. They’re like, what are you not telling me, dude?! Spider-Man?! It makes me feel bad because I’m, like, disappointing a big chunk of fans across the nation. You can tell them that it’s not true.”
Even though he is officially in the running, that doesn’t mean that the actor is opposed to playing the iconic superhero. He also talked about his excitement at being mentioned alongside Logan Lerman for the role.
“It’s nothing but flattering. It’s never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I haven’t heard about it from a professional standpoint. I’ve always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age, that’s, like, a big thing. And my name being tossed with Logan Lerman’s is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is [frick]ing fantastic. It’s really just, you know, I guess I’ll see if I even hear about it? But thank you, internet, for giving me false hope!”