It’s Official: Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man

18 Comments

Well slap me silly and call me Sally. Sony and Marc Webb have finally made their official choice for “Spider-Man” in their upcoming reboot, and it’s 26-year old actor Andrew Garfield (“Never Let Me Go”, “The Social Network”). Nothing says “authentic” Peter Parker in high school than a 26-year old British guy! Well that’s not exactly true. Garfield was born in the States, but grew up in Jolly ol England, which explains his heavily British resume, including a stint on “Doctor Who”, a show that, by British Law, every British actor must appear in at least onnce.

And hey, Tobey Maguire was 27 when he first played Spider-Man in 2002, so it’s not like Garfield is trailblazing new ground here. And yet, wasn’t the whole idea here to go back to the gritty, nerdy days of Peter Parker, high school geek? Wasn’t that why Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi were jettisoned, because their shtick had gotten “old”?

Anyways. Just to prove that this casting is indeed true and not yet another out of the blue fabrication by some blog, Sony released pictures from the official announcement, which took place in Cancun, Mexico of all places, featuring Garfield and director Marc Webb on stage.

See?

The “Spider-Man” reboot is due out in 2012.

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • punisher

    horrible pick

  • kimpopoy

    worst pick… josh hutcherson is a lot better and qualified…

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    terrible

  • THT3000

    Oh, god. It's going to be so horrible.

    First I thought “What the flip? How are they going to make a high school Spider-Man franchise with a guy that old? By the time the second movie comes out he might be over 30 years old.” But after seeing these pictures up here I can see he wouldn't even pull off a 22 year old.

  • Leigharosee

    YES! this is terrible, and a waste of time.
    Toby Macguire was an amazing spiderman, and i'm sooo mad that they cut him and the old director.
    It's gonna be the stupidest movie ever.

  • Vineland

    Lets be honest here. They have no choice but to jetison Toby Maguire from the new Spiderman franchise because they royally fluffed up the third film and have now had to reboot it and start again. I don't know if anyone has seen the films Andrew Garfield has been in. His acting is flawless and is at the same point in his career as Toby Maguire was when he initially took the mantle of Spiderman. Remember when Maguire was first cast people spat blood and said the same things I hear now. This kid Josh Hutcherson may LOOK the part but has he the balls to act shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Toby Maguire… yeah right. Maybe you just got back from watching the new Twilight film and are looking for something similar?

    To be honest I don't want a teenage Spiderman. Do we really need another origins film? Does anybody NOT know how Peter Parker got his abilities? I'm sick of them. Lets get gritty straight away withut the origins story and dive into some classic stories from the Spiderman history. There are plenty of them that have been a proven success. We now have an actor who could pull it off.

    This is good news to a long standing Spiderman fan.

  • THT3000

    Vineland.

    Everything you are saying is irrelevant, because the fact is that they ARE going to make a high school film about Spider-Man. Tobey Macguire pulled off being to old for the part better because Spider-Man '02 was mainly a university film. This is going to be AT LEAST one movie about a 27 year old playing a teenager, interacting with other teenagers. It doesn't matter how good an actor he is, this is fail.

  • Lexavi80

    Hey, this guy was on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. He wasn't bad

  • Vineland

    Go see James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause its the ultimate teenage film. Have a little think about it. Then come back and tell me what I'm saying is irrelevant.

  • http://twitter.com/JakobAbelOneida Jake Oneida

    what you're saying is irrelevant