After three adventures of Marvel's legendary web-slinger on the sliver screen headed by Tobey Maguire, an unknown actor will take over the dual roles of Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield, according to Sony Pictures which is producing a Spider-Man 3D Reboot for 2012, will be the star of the new film according to a report from Digital Spy:
Andrew Garfield has been slated to play Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man film.
Sony Pictures announced on Thursday that the 27-year-old, who is relatively unknown in the acting world, will fill the title role in the upcoming Mark Webb production.
"Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents," Webb said.
CEO and Founder of Marvel Studios Avi Arad added his own words to the casting of Garfield:
"I'm incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man 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."
A fourth Spider-Man from the Tobey Maguire era was planned with Sam Raimi directing once again. Due to squabbles with Sony over fast-tracking the film for a 2011 summer release, Sam Raimi left the project. Rather than continue without Raimi, Sony opted to reboot the franchise with a new actor leading the series and a new director.
Spider-Man 3, which was released in 2007, was made for $258 million dollars and make a box office return of $890 million.