Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Marvel Releases First Look of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

This pic of Andrew Garfield as the new heir to the Spidey throne has been released. Looks like they’ve slightly altered the costume. Not sold on this yet as Tobey Maguire was the PERFECT Peter Parker, but here you go.

Garfield gained a lot of attention with this years The Social Network, with his performance earning him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

The as of yet untitled Spidey reboot will also star Easy A’s Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. She was sporting some blonde hair on Sunday Night’s Golden Globes Awards, so it looks like she dyed her instead of wearing a wig.

Acting heavyweights Martin Sheen and Sally Field will play Pete’s Uncle Ben and Aunt May respectively. Sheen of course is an icon having starred in films such as Apocalypse Now, The Departed and he played the President on the long-running series “The West Wing.” Field is a two-time Academy Award Winner best known for her work in Forrest Gump and Smokey and the Bandit.

An interesting casting choice of Denis Leary as Gwen’s father, police Captain Stacy. Leary, of course, blew up huge in the 90s with his foul-mouthed stand-up comedy routine and went to star in movies like The Ref, The Thomas Crown Affair, and is the lead in the AWESOME FX TV series “Rescue Me.”

The film will be directed by Marc Webb, who has thus far only had one major theatrical release, last year’s 500 Days of Summer. An interesting choice by the studio to hand their biggest property over to someone without much of a track record. But then again, Tim Burton was in pretty much the same position when he was handed Batman in 1989, and we all know how that turned out.

I love the original two Spideys (we’ll forget about that last one), so it’ll be interesting to see how this movie will follow up.