Sony and Marvel have announced that Actor Andrew Garfield has been hired to play the role of Peter Parker aka Spiderman in the upcoming Spiderman reboot movie:
Update – first official look at Andrew Garfield as Spiderman:(Click on the picture to enlarge.)
Spiderman 4 Trailer
“Spider-Man is a classic superhero — a young man who balances his responsibility to serve humanity and crush evil with the shyness and normalcy of someone struggling to find himself. The role demands an extraordinary actor. You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man. An actor who will depict the vulnerability of youth and the strength and confidence of a legendary figure at the same moment. We have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.”
Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures
“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.”
Director Marc Webb
I did like Andrew Garfield’s performance in the movie Boy A. I’m a bit sad that Tobey Maguire won’t reprise his role, but I’m confident that Andrew Garfield will be great in the new Spiderman movie.