Rising British star Andrew Garfield is new Spiderman

Friday July 2, 2010

Spiderman's iconic red and blue suit is to be filled by a new actor.

Taking over from Tobey Maguire, rising talent Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker in the next instalment of the popular film franchise, which will travel back in time to depict the superhero's youth.

Mark Webb of (500) Days of Summer fame will direct the still unnamed project, and thinks Andrew is the perfect choice for the part.

"Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents," Mark comments.

"He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker."

The youngster, who boasts a best actor BAFTA for his role in Boy A, can also be seen alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in the upcoming film, Never Let Me Go.

Photo: ę Getty

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