When Toby Maguire left the role of Spider-Man, it kicked off a lot of web (pun intended) chatter about who would fill the role. Even if you’ve never heard of Andrew Garfield before, this photo of him in the iconic wall-crawler’s costume should be giving you shivers of excitement right now!
I LOVE that shock of black hair, the brooding downward stare and the lean, lithe physique. While Toby Maguire was initially a welcome choice as Spider-Man, as the sequels rolled out, they got weaker and he’s associated with that. Recasting was the sensible option and Andrew Garfield looks pretty convincing in the costume.
Many moviegoers are hoping that this new era of Spider-Man will be stylistically similar to Christopher Nolan’s revamp of the Batman movies. Add me to that list, because by Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker was in dire need of growing a new pair of balls.
Garfield recently gave some great insights to Details magazine into how he’s approaching the role:
I see it as a massive challenge in many ways to make it authentic. To make the character live and breathe in a new way.
The audience already has a relationship with many different incarnations of the character. I do, as well.
I’m probably going to be the guy in the movie theatre shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go. No turning back. And I wouldn’t want to.
Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles, but the new movie still hasn’t been given an official title.
Easy A actress Emma Stone will be playing Gwen Stacey as a love interest for Peter Parker, so no more upside down snogging-in-the-rain scenes with Mary Jane. That’s an interesting change, and apparently it’s because this movie will be set in Parker’s teenage years.
Rhys Ifans (who I still can’t picture wearing anything but saggy grey pants) will be playing the Lizard as the villain of the film. Sally Field and Martin Sheen are also involved in the project.