Andrew Garfield Cast as Spider-Man

Posted July 1st, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Sony Pictures has made an announcement via Twitter that Andrew Garfield has been cast as Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot. The list of rumored candidates from the start included Garfield along with Logan Lerman, Josh Hutchinson, Anton Yelchin, and Jamie Bell. Those and a few others screen tested for the role which has now officially been given to Garfield.

Andrew Garfield will be 27 in August which could bring into question how good of a fit he will be as a high school age character not just now but over the course of multiple films. While he is currently somewhat of an unknown his profile is expected to rise in advance of Spider-Man with his role in this year’s The Social Network.

Spider-Man, which will be 3D and go back to high school playing off the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics, is being directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). The film is being targeted for release in summer 2012.