Variety is reporting that Sony has found its new Peter Parker and it’s British actor Andrew Garfield, previously seen in THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS and upcoming in THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
Garfield will star in a new series of Spider-Man movies focusing on young adult concerns and superheroics, to be directed by Marc Webb.
Although Garfield is a relative unknown, he obviously has a very full head of hair. And based on the pictures of him we found online, he may need to go on a 300 regime to put on a few pounds of muscle before he puts on any kind of skintight suit.
Update: Techland points us to a VIDEO of the Spider-man announcement so you can see Garfield in early webslinging action. Bonus; Avi Arad!
Media is casting Garfield as a “heart-throb” Spidey, and indeed, he does have a little of that Pattinson vibe about him….wonder how he’d look in sparkles?
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