In the wake of Marvel's Earth-shattering news that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Monday, a slew of new details surfaced yesterday, including several outlets reporting that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield will not return as Peter Parker. The Daily Beast has a new report which also confirms that the actor is not coming back, but they also reveal that he was actually in talks with Sony to return. According to the site's source, it "ultimately didn't make sense to keep" the 31-year-old actor on board.
The actor was well-liked as Peter Parker in both Amazing Spider-Man movies, but his performance was essentially one of the few things many critics praised about both of director Marc Webb's efforts. The new untitled Spider-Man movie will reportedly take Spider-Man back to high school at Midtown High, with Sony and Marvel planning to focusing more of the story here, showcasing his awkward relationships with other students, paired with his after-school crime-fighting escapades. Both Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man showcased Peter at Midtown High, but this new adventure will feature much more of the school.
Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien, who are both 23 years old, were mentioned as possible candidates to play the new web crawler, but no offers have been made at this time, since Marvel and Sony want to focus on finding the right director and screenwriter first. The new Spidey is said to make his first appearance in the Marvel Phase Three sequel Captain America: Civil War before the stand alone Spider-Man hits theaters on July 28, 2017. Are you upset that Andrew Garfield won't return? Or are you looking forward to the third reboot of this beloved character in just 13 years? Let us know what you think.