I refused to be drawn on the idle speculation over who would be cast to fill the shoes of Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in Sony’s upcoming reboot of their tent-pole franchise, Spider-Man. Luckily the speculation is over and Andrew Garfield has finally been cast as the web-slinging photographer turned crime-fighter.

Garfield is the star of David Fincher‘s forthcoming Facebook inspired movie The Social Network, but still a relative unknown despite strong performances in the Red Riding Hood trilogy and Lions For Lambs. He’s also 26, a tad on the old side for the teenage, high-school going Peter Parker that Sony is basing the reboot on. Luckily he has a baby face so they should just about get away with it.

I’m willing to give Sony a pass on this one and look forward to seeing what the appropriately monikered Marc Webb does different than Sam Raimi. I still have nightmares about Spidey 3 though…emo Peter NO!

Filming on the new Spider-Man will begin in December, with a release in 3D on July 3rd, 2012.

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  1. Ronan

    He might be a bit old to play Spidey, but he definitely doesn’t look it. He could easily get away with Dawson’s Creek style high schooler.

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  2. nicola-t

    Have so little interest in the Spider-Man malarky, Spider-Man 3 killed the franchise for me. Hadn't seen Red Riding Hood or Lions for Lambs but I hated this guy in Imaginarium… I seem to be in the minority tho – did you see it yourself?

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