Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien and Fury's Logan Lerman in line to replace Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb both look set to depart Spider-Man with the plan now to take the character back to high school.
According to reports overnight (February 10th), Sony have wasted no time since the announcement that the web slinger would be joining the Marvel cinmetic universe and are already on a hunt for a brand new star and director.
It was rumoured yesterday that the change would mean the end of Garfield's spell as Spider-Man, and, according to Variety, Sony is already eyeing up replacements, including The Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien and Fury's Logan Lerman.
The report also states that Sony are undecided on whether to keep the character's human identity as Peter Parker or introduce a new character who becomes Spider-Man.
Whatever happens a decision is expected to happen quickly, the new stand-alone Spider-Man film is due for release in 2017 and Marvel have reportedly said that they want to introduce the character in Captain America: Civil War, which is due out in 2016.
Andrew Garfield played Spider-Man twice, in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he took over the role from Tobey Maguire, who held the roles for three films between 2002 and 2007.