Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man
Columbia Pictures has issued a press release confirming that Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker in the next Spider-Man movie.
"Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012," the studio says in a statement. "The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt."
Garfield, 27, has landed the role in the wake of much speculation about who would slide into the Spidey suit most recently worn by Tobey Maguire. Other names that were floated as possibilities included young stars like Josh Hutcherson ("Bridge to Terabithia," "The Kids Are all Right"), Jamie Bell, Frank Dillane (Tom Riddle from "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince") and Aaron Johnson of "Kick-Ass" fame.
“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents," said director Webb in a gushing statement that was part of the same press release. "He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”
Garfield has appeared onscreen in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs," and his profile was already rising before the Spider-Man announcement. He will appear later this year in the film adaptation of the novel "Never Let Me Go," opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan, and in David Fincher's Facebook pic, "The Social Network."
But it's fair to guess that becoming Spider-Man is going to vault his career into new, skyscraper-scaling territory.
| July 1, 2010; 8:47 PM ET
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