Meet the New Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker in 2012 reboot
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2010 3:32 PM CDT
Meet the New Spider-Man
American actor Andrew Garfield poses for photographers during a media event in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, July 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

(Newser) – Andrew Garfield has been chosen to play Spider-Man in the sequel that will reboot the franchise in 2012, Zap2it reports. Garfield, 26, who appeared most recently in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, beat out actors like Jamie Bell, Logan Lerman, and Josh Hutcherson in a grueling casting process. Director Marc Webb said Garfield has "a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker."
(Read more The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus stories.)

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