Bad Ass Digest reports that 16 -year-old actor Mateus Ward ("Murder in the First") reportedly auditioned for the role of Spider-Man as a result of last month's deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel--former Spidey Andrew Garfield is out.
The story adds that Ward's audition was secret enough it took place at a home rather than at a studio or office.
If true this seems to indicate the plan is to stick with Peter Parker rather than introduce the more recent 13-year-old, half black, half Hispanic Miles Morales who became Spider-Man in the "Ultimate Spider-Man" storyline. It would also confirm rumors that the studio is going much younger than previous incarnations, and looking at true teenagers for the role.
When the deal came down two names were quickly mentioned as potentials to take over the role- Teen Wolf series co-star and NJ native Dylan O'Brien and Fury co-star Logan Lerman. Both are 23 years old, both have scored good notices for their work and both could still play high school age.
Whomever lands the role is expected to shoot his scenes for "Captain America: Civil War" this year while the next Spider-Man Solo Movie is set for a July 28th 2017 release.