Andrew Garfield is new 'Spider-Man': studio
Friday 02 July 2010
Little-known British actor Andrew Garfield will be the star of the next film based on web-slinging superhero "Spider-Man," it was announced Thursday.
Garfield, 26, steps into the void vacated by Tobey Maguire, the star of the first three films in the franchise which have grossed nearly 2.5 billion dollars worldwide since 2002.
Garfield's previous credits include Terry Gilliam's quirky "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassius" and the British indie film "Boy A."
He also has a starring role in this year's film based on the rise of Facebook, "The Social Network."
The new "Spider-Man" will be a reboot of the franchise, taking the character of Peter Parker back to his origins, studio bosses have said.
Maguire dropped out amid rumors of creative differences between director Sam Raimi, who had helmed the first three films, and Sony Pictures Entertainment concerning the script.
The new film is to be directed by Marc Webb, who received plaudits for 2009 low-budget hit "500 Days of Summer."
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 4 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Britain's first cinema flickers back to life following £6m refurbishment
Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial
James May hints Top Gear days are over following Jeremy Clarkson's BBC exit
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'