The new Spider-Man movie franchise re-boot will get underway with a new Peter Parker. Tobey Maguire is out, and the new Spider-Man is…Andrew Garfield. Now, I knew Tobey Maguire before he did the original Spider-Man, I admittedly can’t say that I know Garfield. He has had some roles in movies I have yet to see including Lions for Lambs, Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and most notably, Boy A, in which he was the apparent lead. Anyone got him, yet?
If not, be prepared to find out, since he will be seen in the upcoming, highly anticipated David Fincher film, The Social Network opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake, and then will of course, turn millions of heads in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man. About Sony’s choice, via Techland:
He’s a 26-year-old (27 next month) thespian that’s actually done a few impressive things. Unlike all the pretty-boy rumors, here’s a boy who can hold his own on screen. An unknown with talent, who will become a known and sought after movie star. For my money, that’s a whole lot better than well-known heart-throb who will destroy the franchise. Variety is reporting Garfield as a relative unknown.
So there you have it. Andrew Garfield. Spider-Man. Since I don’t know of him, I can’t say much. I like the fact that Sony is giving an unknown a chance, I don’t care about the franchise though, so it’s more of a good for him situation. If they gave it 15 years I would be more interested in seeing what could happen next, but this reboot a franchise a few years apart thing is for the birds.
Chime in with your thoughts, those that know him, those that don’t, those that are excited, those that aren’t, those that fear this news, those that cheer it, etc. Peace.