The search for the new Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have come to a close.
A Reddit poster who previously leaked accurate details of the Marvel/Sony deal months before it was announced has again posted in the r/spiderman subreddit saying that Dylan O’Brien has been cast as Parker:
So Dylan O’Brien is pretty much our new Spidey from the look of things. A source tells me he gave Sony the audition of his life, who by the way, absolutely loved what they saw from him. Amy Pascal and team knew they had their Spider-Man.
Sony apparently started leaning towards O’Brien over Lerman when they figured Dylan had a better grasp and feel of the tone they were going for.
Mind you, anything could happen from now until the official announcement, which if not on March 5th, (unlikely) then somewhere in mid-March to early-April.
Dylan O’Brien was one of the names along with Logan Lerman who were on Marvel’s short list for the role. This isn’t official, although the reddit poster did update his post saying he’s signed now.