It's officially uh, official. Andrew Garfield (Boy A, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, The Social Network) is now the new Spider-Man for the upcoming reboot helmed by acclaimed director Marc Webb (Fitting name huh?). Webb's feature film debut, 500 Days Of Summer made a huge splash last year and really got people's attention. Particularly because of the way he capture teenagers now a days so accurately.
But wait! There's more!
On selecting Garfield director Marc Webb said, “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.”
Garfield has beaten out 8 other choices consisting of:
- Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass)
- Anton Yelchin (Star Trek)
- Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
- Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot)
- Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro)
- Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince)
- Michael Angarano (Gentlemen Broncos)
- Josh Hutcherson (Journey To The Center Of The Earth)
Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role.
The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office.
Garfield is fast becoming one of the most respected and sought-after young actors working in the industry today. In a short career, spanning only five years, he has already been directed by, and starred alongside, some of the greatest names and received a BAFTA for a role that won him international praise.
Producer Avi Arad added, “I’m incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can
Producer Laura Ziskin said, “We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb’s direction. We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men. In the end, we all agreed that in addition to being an extraordinary actor, Andrew had the right mix of humor, youth, and pathos, along with an underlying sense of strength
Welp, that' the biggest news to hit in a real long time. Short of the Batman 3 title and villian list that'll be out soon this year this is big stuff son.
Mos def be keeping you posted on this thing. The Spider-man reboot swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D. It's scribed by James Vanderbilt and being re-worked by Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3 writer Alvin Sargent. Being called a "gritty, contemporary take" referencing Batman Begins and supposedly using the Ultimate Spider-Man comics as large reference.
This all sounds sick. Go see 500 Days and then judge the director. Go see Kid A and Imaginarium (and the upcoming Never Let Me Go) and then judge the actor.
Munki, most pleasantly, out.