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B1GM13
07-02-2010, 07:57 AM
Enough speculation (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/110/1103119p1.html) already. Andrew Garfield (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/075/075846.html) has been officially cast as the new Spider-Man (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/057/057514.html) in Sony's upcoming 3D reboot, due to hit screens on July 3, 2012. The studio released the news via a press release.

The new film will begin production in early December, directed by Marc Webb (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/057/057403.html) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/142/14232557.html). Laura Ziskin (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/912/912935.html) and Avi Arad (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/914/914925.html) will produce.

Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/142/14215802.html)) is one of a few names that have been thrown around to take over the role. The list previously included Josh Hutcherson, Jamie Bell (Jumper), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson). But they can stop practicing their web slinging, as Garfield has beaten them all out.

Webb explained his reasoning for choosing Garfield in a statement: "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."


http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/110/1103478/Garfield_1278030224.jpg - Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images Entertainment
We're betting Andrew Garfield cuts his hair to play Peter Parker

Arad added, "I'm incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/923/923892.html) tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry and cheer. We believe we have found the perfect choice to take on this role and lead us into the future."

Ziskin also chimed in, "We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb's direction. We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men. In the end, we all agreed that in addition to being an extraordinary actor, Andrew had the right mix of humor, youth and pathos, along with an underlying sense of strength and power necessary to bring Peter Parker and Spider-Man to life on screen."

If you haven't seen Garfield in anything, that's likely to change by the end of this year. He most recently worked with director David Fincher on The Social Network (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/011/011020.html) and starred for Spike Jonze in his robot love story I'm Here, which premiered at Sundance. He also plays the lead male opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/143/14326054.html), due for release later this year.

The selection of Garfield was revealed at a press event in Cancun, Mexico for international journalists attending a media tour promoting upcoming Sony films.

Source - IGN.com

DOOKH8R
07-02-2010, 08:01 AM
Does that mean he will spend the whole movie trying to get some lasagna and send Nermal to Abu Dhabi?

McGoogles
07-02-2010, 08:04 AM
Good find. I hope the next movie will be more of an improvement than the last one. Spider-Man 3 was the worst of all; bad actors (That 70's Show guy), bad storyline, predictable plot and it was kind of cheesy.

I hope this next film will be more of an enhancement than the previous Spider-Man's.

Nozza XBA
07-02-2010, 08:07 AM
Movie's gonna be crap anyways.. To bad Bell didnt get the part but I feel he's to good for a kiddy role like this, he deserves better!

You know this films gonna be chessy and for kids caus sony signed these two nobs from Britains X-Factor last year;

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jtr1gg3r
07-02-2010, 08:46 AM
I hope this next film will be more of an enhancement than the previous Spider-Man's and hopefully complete the trilogy.

Erm..... it isnt a trilogy =P

this next film will be the fourth lol

Hopefully he can play it well, Spiderman 2 was probably the worst imo, but Im sure he will do well

Teh BeZ
07-02-2010, 08:49 AM
Thanks chirst! The last thing that was announce3d before this was that is was Zac Efron, I think we dodged a bullet :)

Genesis x360a
07-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Erm..... it isnt a trilogy =P

this next film will be the fourth lol

Hopefully he can play it well, Spiderman 2 was probably the worst imo, but Im sure he will do well

Well actually it wont because this film has nothing to do with the last 3. Its a whole new film. Nice choice though, im sure he be a great spidey.

Silent Recruit
07-02-2010, 09:10 AM
Anyone know what the movie will be about?

ashleary
07-02-2010, 09:42 AM
Anyone know what the movie will be about?

Spiders
and a man. lol

I hope this film goes the Batman Begins/Dark Knight route i.e Bit gritty. I know Peter Parkers a bit nerdish and a bit of a joker but the Fantastic 4 style hollywood heroes thing has been done to death recently (not that I dont like FF btw)

in my opinion, they could have this guy just gawp into the camera for 90 minutes and it would be better than spiderman 3. I had such high hopes for that film and it sucked ass!

lets see what happens eh

Nozza XBA
07-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Seeing as know one knows if its a sequel or a reboot let me clear it up;

US, January 20, 2010 - As we reported yesterday, Marc Webb (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/057/057403.html) has been confirmed as the helmer (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/106/1061972p1.html) of the Spider-Man (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/057/057514.html) reboot. And now today the trade papers have let loose with a few more details of what Sony has in mind for the franchise's re-launch, which is now scheduled for a summer 2012 release and will start shooting later this year.

Variety reports that Webb was in the running to direct the studio's Moneyball last year, apparently after Steven Soderbergh was fired from that project. So Sony has been hot to trot for the guy. As for the cast of the new Spidey, despite rumors about everyone from Robert Pattinson to Jim Sturgess, "a project insider said the studio wanted to lock down a helmer before turning its attentions to casting the Marvel superhero, who will be portrayed as a high schooler coming into his powers."

The young director is going to save Sony a ton of money. He's only locked in for one movie right now -- despite talk of a planned trilogy -- though his deal will include options for sequels. The Hollywood Reporter adds that the main obstacle to getting Webb's deal done was his prior commitment to Fox Searchlight, which he had to get out of before he could sign with Sony.

Jamie Vanderbilt's script, according to THR, "sees a Spider-Man movie that will look and feel very different from the big movies that went before it. … The touchstone for the new movie will not be the 1960s comics, which were the inspiration behind the movies by [Sam] Raimi (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/917/917562.html), who grew on up on them, but rather this past decade's Ultimate Spider-Man comics by Brian Michael Bendis (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/142/14224495.html) and Mark Bagley (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/142/14242362.html) where the villain-fighting took a back seat to the high school angst." The story will focus more on a high-schooler who is coping with his uncle's death and the fact that he did nothing to stop it. Its a reboot! I posted this a few months ago and I think its gonna be shit imo. Like I said in my last post look what sony have done lately..

To ashleary - HAHA, that would be a laugh if it came out anywhere near what B-Man was!

B1GM13
07-02-2010, 01:10 PM
Seeing as know one knows if its a sequel or a reboot let me clear it up;
Its a reboot! I posted this a few months ago and I think its gonna be shit imo. Like I said in my last post look what sony have done lately..

To ashleary - HAHA, that would be a laugh if it came out anywhere near what B-Man was!

i agree mate,

are we just supposed to just pretend the last 3 spiderman films didnt happen?

re-booting older films like... from 20 years ago while still shit is sorta okay, but re-booting films from the 2000's so soon... well... just dont see the point.

same as the Batman films, once Nolans 3rd and final batman film is done... what are they going to do? reboot it. they better not.


i'll allways think of Toby Maguire as Peter Parker, Kirsnt Dunst as Mary-Jane etc etc.

Kairi
07-02-2010, 02:00 PM
i agree mate,

are we just supposed to just pretend the last 3 spiderman films didnt happen?

re-booting older films like... from 20 years ago while still shit is sorta okay, but re-booting films from the 2000's so soon... well... just dont see the point.

same as the Batman films, once Nolans 3rd and final batman film is done... what are they going to do? reboot it. they better not.


i'll allways think of Toby Maguire as Peter Parker, Kirsnt Dunst as Mary-Jane etc etc.
Yeah, Its going to be weird for me to be seeing someone else play Peter Parker xD I dont get why they are rebooting it either- it definitely doesnt need a reboot. I tend to hate reboots in general :/

jamie1000013
07-02-2010, 02:11 PM
What more could they do with it?

Surely they would start from the beginning but it would be exactly the same as spiderman 1. I don't know how they could start it TBH.

TVthePunisher
07-02-2010, 02:48 PM
Well, screw the Jake Gyllanhaal thing...I hope this kid does well (I don't know him) but the fact that they're rebooting a series that isn't even a decade old (technically kind of still apart of this generation) is shocking me. Why are they rebooting it so soon? No no...

WHY IN GOD'S NAME ARE REBOOTS ALL OVER THE PLACE?! I mean, there's remakes...then there's REBOOTS of the series. A remake could just remake one game, or one movie...one TV show. A reboot is something like an entire series getting the turnaround, new cast...new storyline, better/worse than the original set. (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood for an example, a reboot to match the original Manga story rather than the first anime).

Okay okay...some reboots are fine, like someone said...a series from the 80's is alright...maybe in the 90's, but this series hasn't lasted long enough. You know what is BAD though? When they start rebooting...A REBOOT! Spinoffs are terrible, amirite? Well what do you get when you rewrite a story twice from the original? A BIG MESSUP! I do know movies that have been remade at least twice and I wouldn't doubt it if THE one greatest movie of all time, The Godfather (and then Part II) were remade...because they were "just that good" and director's need something to their name ~_~ to make money off of...

Reboots are a gift and a curse...this is either going to be a good series or a bad, but that just completely destroyed hopes for a sequel to the original trilogy (we had The Lizard set up as potential and a return with Venom but nooo...are they still even going to make that Venom movie?!). Well...what to do now? Hope that Venom gets a starring role and Carnage this series?

MGMT
07-02-2010, 05:38 PM
What more could they do with it?

Surely they would start from the beginning but it would be exactly the same as spiderman 1. I don't know how they could start it TBH.

There's a lot of thing's they can do to change from the first trilogy and I can't
stress that enough, but they can introduce Peter's first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy,
and build up to a key-point in Peter's life (if you know, you know) and so the
green goblin would make another appearance and maybe have references to the
kingpin. Well... that's actually all I can think of, for right now.

Also, on topic, I was really hoping Anton Yelchin would've pulled through.. dang.

sweatdog
07-02-2010, 07:08 PM
An interesting choice, I'm kind of glad they chose a relative unknown to be honest. When you have a well-known actor take over a famous role, oftentimes you can't help of think of previous roles, and it hurts your ability to suspend disbelief.

I'm more afraid of reports that they're aiming this series towards the "Twilight" crowd. Spider-Man has always been a bit more "emo" than other super heroes, so it's already a bit close to becoming melodramatic for my taste. Any efforts to appeal to preteen and teenage girls will alienate the core fans, such as myself. Hollywood has a habit a running popular fads into the ground, and I don't want one of my favorites to fall victim to the latest Hollywood trend.

A Satyr
07-02-2010, 07:13 PM
Good find. I hope the next movie will be more of an improvement than the last one. Spider-Man 2 was the worst of all; bad actors (That 70's Show guy), bad storyline, predictable plot and it was kind of cheesy.

I hope this next film will be more of an enhancement than the previous Spider-Man's and hopefully complete the trilogy. Lol that was the 3rd movie, the 2nd is the one with Alfred Molina as doc ock

rvlution
07-02-2010, 08:18 PM
No idea who that is. I'll see it regardless though.

McGoogles
07-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Lol that was the 3rd movie, the 2nd is the one with Alfred Molina as doc ock

Yeah I completely forgot about Doctor Octopuss. That one wasn't as bad as the third one though.

Hootinberg
07-02-2010, 09:25 PM
he looks like he will make a better spiderman then toby... i just hope this movie doesnt suck

HenryRivers
07-02-2010, 10:24 PM
I don't think I'll enjoy this reboot as much as the original. I really really really really liked Toby Maguire, he was absolutely perfect. Are they keeping Kirsten Dunst? Because she was perfect as well.

Lord Yamikage
07-03-2010, 12:36 AM
I been thinking, and maybe the possibilities of the reboot is to introduce the Spiderman into Avenger 2. Only other logical reason I can think of is to rip off money from the fans.

I'm actually looking forward for this movie. Hopefully, this will avoid all the bad and negatives that the 1st series of Spierman movies had, and create something unique and creative.

Hope to see Spiderman into Avenger team later on.

KwH x Fatality
07-03-2010, 10:43 AM
Spider-Man will not be the same without Tobey Maguire. The should stop making them now.

SynysterChris
07-03-2010, 04:57 PM
They are going off the Ultimate Spider-Man comic which could be good. It seems like it would be better for a movie.
I have read all of the Ultimate Spider-Man and the guy who is playing him kinda looks like him so its good. I just hope he can act.
Also the reason for the reboot is mostly to get the whole avengers thing to connect all the Marval Heroes, together to do some movie I'm guessing. Or the Secrect Wars thing maybe after the avengers movie.

Chico76
07-06-2010, 10:05 AM
I still don't understand why they are rebooting already. It just doesn't seem like enough time has passed since Spidey-3. And it's not like the trilogy with Tobey was a failure; it was box office gold and generally well-accepted by the movie-going public (I'm not counting critics or super-vocal fanboys; the movie made a ton of money, so somebody was watching it)...

Batman pushed it as it was... though if you only count the two with Keaton, then it was 13 years between decent/good movies. How are we supposed to feel good about only having 5 years between Spider-man franchises?

SynysterChris
07-06-2010, 06:31 PM
I still don't understand why they are rebooting already. It just doesn't seem like enough time has passed since Spidey-3. And it's not like the trilogy with Tobey was a failure; it was box office gold and generally well-accepted by the movie-going public (I'm not counting critics or super-vocal fanboys; the movie made a ton of money, so somebody was watching it)...

Batman pushed it as it was... though if you only count the two with Keaton, then it was 13 years between decent/good movies. How are we supposed to feel good about only having 5 years between Spider-man franchises?

Im sorry but the first 2 were ok, but the last one was utter garbage. Never should have done that.
And organic web shooters and him not doing any a science stuff? NO DEAL!