The Maze Runner star Dylan O Brien has dismissed online reports suggesting he's in talks to become the new Spider-Man in an upcoming Marvel blockbuster.

Bloggers suggested the 23 year old had all but closed a deal for the role of the web-slinging superhero earlier this week (beg02Mar15), but now O'Brien himself has released a statement insisting he's not currently in the running to take on the role of Peter Parker's alter-ego.

He says, "It's nothing but flattering. It's never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I haven't heard about it from a professional standpoint. I've always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age... and my name being tossed with Logan Lerman's is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is f**king fantastic."

He adds, "Professionally, I haven't heard anything about it. I've only heard from, like, (rumours) online. It makes me feel bad because I'm, like, disappointing a big chunk of fans across the nation."

Spider-Man is currently being played on the big screen by Brit Andrew Garfield, who reportedly won't be involved with a planned The Avengers cross-over episode.