by Kristen Johnson, Robert Bojorquez, and Maddy Vonhoff
With the huge news that Spiderman will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the time is now for a new Spiderman (seriously, this feels like Spiderman casting is becoming an annual thing). For Spiderman 2017, we have compiled a list of 3 different men we think would be perfect choices for the third Spiderman.
I want to take a look at one of Marvel’s rumored first picks to play the third cinematic Spider-Man: Logan Lerman. Most recently, we saw him take a turn as the youngest member of the troop in Fury where he was forced to fit into the group and become a member of an already solid combat team. Oh, what’s that you say? Sounds pretty similar to what’ll more than likely be happening to the Avengers before too long? WHAT ABOUT THAT. Other than that, he’s also a familiar face to the younger crowd, having played the title role in the Percy Jackson films, as well as cutting his teeth on high school drama and relationships in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. All these ingredients make Lerman the holy grail of Peter Parkers and the best looking option for Marvel to bring a fresh, young face in to relieve Andrew Garfield in the role of Spider-Man. He’s the Peter Parker we deserve.
We love him as Glenn in The Walking Dead but I would love to see him trade in crushing zombie heads in Atlanta for swinging his way across New York. We know how well he can play an intelligent, ignored outcast who is suddenly thrown into a do-or-die situation, and make it out alive AND with the girl. Plus the fights scenes and choreography would be a breeze for him after seeing him take on walkers at incredible disadvantages. Not only that, but a breakout movie role like this would propel Steven Yeun to A-List stardom and be a great step in Asian-American representation in big hero roles on-screen.
Well-known for his role as Troy on Community and on rap enthusiasts’ playlists as Childish Gambino, Donald Glover has made an impressive name for himself in the world of entertainment over the past several years. From successful comedy groups and stand-up routines, to his behind-the-scenes work writing for the popular show 30 Rock, there is no doubt this guy gets comedy—which is probably why he became a geek fan-favorite to take on the role of Spiderman.. It would also be an opportunity to bring more diversity to the role as well as into the Avengers and the MCU. He’s already proven his Spiderman acting chops voicing Miles Morales—an alternate universe Spiderman—in the animated T.V. series Ultimate Spiderman: Web Warriors. He also had this to say in an interview USA Today about why he loves the character so much: “He can be anybody.[...]I just tried to be as me as possible [when voicing Miles Morales] because you’re always just going to bring it back to yourself when you watch the show.” My thoughts exactly. Geeks everywhere could finally breathe a sigh of relief knowing that one of their own were in this role and would be determined to do it justice.