Friday, July 2, 2010

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield has officially been cast to play Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man reboot, just three years after the third and latest Spider-Man filled headlined by Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

While I still think this reboot is completely unnecessary, or at the very least, happening way too early, I admit that I'm now just a bit intrigued. First of all, it's being directed by Marc Webb who most recently directed one of my favorite films of last year, the absolutely delightful 500 Days of Summer. And now that Andrew Garfield has been cast in the titular role, this ill-begotten project got even better since I've had the pleasure in admiring his previous work in Doctor Who, Boy A, and the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Sure, he's no Donald Glover, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Marc and Andrew could do with this reboot. As a side note, with an expected release schedule of July 2012 for the film, Andrew would actually be older than Tobey Maguire was when the first Spider-Man came out.

With all of this said, he's still a relatively unknown, but 2010 is a big year for him. He's set to appear in two very different, but ambitious and buzz-worthy films, Never Let Me Go and The Social Network.

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