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Spider-Man 4 Start Date Confirmed, New Peter Parker Announced

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Good news for Columbus Spider-Man fans: Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced the name of the new actor hired to play Peter Parker in Spider-Man 4. Andrew Garfield will be swinging into movie theaters in 2012 wearing Spider-Man’s patented blue and red tights.

From Sony’s press release:

After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Garfield, a 27-year-old Brit, is a comparatively unknown actor in the United States. But he has made quite a name for himself in British stage productions, winning several various “newcomer” awards in the process. American audiences may recognize him most from roles in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, the late Heath Ledger’s last picture, and Lions and Lambs, directed by and starring opposite Robert Redford. Garfield will also co-star opposite Keira Knightley in The Social Network later this year.

Spider-Man 4 (it is unknown whether this is the final title) joins a packed movie release schedule for Marvel. Next year alone will see the premiere of Thor in May, X-Men: First Class in June and Captain America: First Avenger in July, with several other projects in the pipeline for 2012 and beyond.

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  • Pat 4 years ago

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  • G 4 years ago

    Much better choice as Peter Parker. Garfield looks pretty much like the Parker from the comics. Toby McGuire as Parker was possibly the worst piece of casting last decade saw. Toby was too geeky and had the wrong voice. Spiderman 1 - 3 were terrrible movies due to McGuire, as well as messy plots and scripts, and not so great directing. Spiderman 4 looks to be much better.

  • Blake Marshall 4 years ago

    "Garfield will also co-star opposite Keira Knightley in The Social Network later this year."

    This is wrong, Keira Knightley is not involved in this production. Please check your sources.

  • Jason 4 years ago

    "Much better choice as Peter Parker. Garfield looks pretty much like the Parker from the comics. Toby McGuire as Parker was possibly the worst piece of casting last decade saw. Toby was too geeky and had the wrong voice. Spiderman 1 - 3 were terrrible movies due to McGuire, as well as messy plots and scripts, and not so great directing. Spiderman 4 looks to be much better."
    What makes you and expert G? The 1st 3 were great

  • the spidey kid 4 years ago

    the first 3 spidey movies were incorrect to the comics (green goblin image, sandman killing parker's grand daddy, parker being a total geek etc) and i agree with g that toby playing spidey was AWFUL casting. i think this series needs 2 b re-done and pretend raimi's AWFUL and INCORRECT spidey movies never happened.

  • cody (LA) 4 years ago

    thank f*uck tody m is no longer spiderman and raimi no longer director they did a c*rap job. start the movies again and burn raimi's spiderman movies. spiderman 3 = crappy disjointed rubbish.

  • Charlotte 4 years ago

    He has the look, but I'm worried about the fact that he's almost 30. This would work if the films were carrying on from film 3, when spidey was probably moving into his thirties, but remember that he has to portray a high school kid.

  • Sophia 3 years ago

    Tobey was always my original Spiderman<33
    It's sad for me, because i wish the plot didn't evolve him going back to highschool. He's in his 30's also, which is probably where his alter ego, Peter Parker, left off from the 3rd movie. In the 3rd movie, Peter Parker was moving into his thirties, as he was in real life.. So he practically fit the part. And okay, so i know the movie was far from the comics... but is that really Tobey's fault? You can't blame him. The only reason why everyone wants Garfield to be in the new movie, is because he's more young and appealing to the plot. But lets look at what the plot has done to the cast&crew: Because the movie involves Peter going BACK to highschool (which i dont think is a good idea, because the 3rd movie left off with him practically IN college) the original members of Spiderman could no longer play the part. The original girl who played Mary Jane is gone, along with Tobey, and the original director. So in the 4th movie, it's gonna look like the plot went BACK in time, but with a totally screwed up Peter. :/ i understand it's supposed to appeal to the plot AND the audience, but no need to forget the classics either.