Andrew Garfield Picked As the Next Spider-Man
JULY 1, 2010 - Sony Pictures has announced that actor Andrew Garfield (pic, right) has been chosen to portray Peter Parker in its Spider-Man reboot that will open on July 3, 2012.
The new film will begin production in early December, directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by
James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
The confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and fans have pored over every conceivable online rumour in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role.
Andrew Russell Garfield (born in Los Angeles, 20 August 1983) has appeared in radio, theatre, film, and television. He is known for his roles in the 2007 films Lions for Lambs and Boy A (for which he won the BAFTA for Best Actor in 2008). He also appeared in 2009's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Other Boleyn Girl.
On selecting Garfield, director Webb commented: “Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”
All I can say is that he will have a tough time filling Tobey Maguire's shoes as the new web-spinner.