For a while I’ve been a supporter of Logan Lerman for the part of Spider-Man for the rebooted franchise. I was admittedly disappointed that Andrew Garfield got the role instead of Lerman, but after what Garfield said about the part, I’ve become excited.

“I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?’ ‘Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks . . .

Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true f***ing honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people.”

He’s definitely a good actor . . . and what else is there to say? His statement about getting the part is very enthusiastic.  Hopefully he always brings that to the role. He just might make me a convert after all.

[Empire Online]