Oh, what a tangled web he’ll weave! British actor Andrew Garfield has landed the coveted role of Peter Parker – aka Spider-Man – in the upcoming 3-D reinvention of the $2.5 billion movie franchise.
The relatively unknown 26-year-old replaces original “Spider-Man” star Tobey Maguire and beat out a host of equally little-known actors, including Jamie Bell of “Billy Elliot” fame, “Kick-Ass” star Aaron Johnson,” and Frank Dillane, who played a young Tom Riddle in last year’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
“Community” star Donald Glover hoped to audition for the role, launching a Twitter campaign and being backed by a “Donald Glover for Spider-Man” Facebook fan page. (Alas, he is no Betty White.)
Until now, Garfield hasn’t quite achieved the level of fame enjoyed by the cartoon cat of the same name. But the L.A.-born, England-raised actor isn’t exactly a newbie: Besides acting in a host of U.K. films, he starred alongside Hollywood heavyweights Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp in 2009’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and appeared in the 2007 Tom Cruise/Meryl Streep drama “Lions for Lambs.”
In October, he’ll be seen on the big screen as Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin in “The Social Network,” which co-stars Justin Timberlake.
The new Spider-Man flick, due out next July and helmed by “500 Days of Summer” director Marc Webb, will return Peter Parker back to his high school roots and find him struggling to come to terms with his superpowers and his uncle’s death.
Webb said of Garfield, "Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit and humanity."
no TOBY–no will see this movie–and they cast some unknown Brit as Spidey!!??
No wonder I can't remember the last time I went see a movie-lately they just all SUCK!!!!
GIVE THIS GUY A BREAK! I MEAN I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THIS GUY IS!!! LETS SEE WHAT HE CAN DO FOR THE MOVIE. I MEAN LOOK WHO THEY PICKED FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THOR!
LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS FROM NOW TILL 2012. I HONESTLY THINK HE WILL FIT THE ROLE. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.
SO FOR NOW LETS WAIT TILL THE TRAILER COME OUT NEXT YR IN DEC 2011
moooovvvviiiiiee is goooinng to suuuckk big batman balls
this movie is flop without toby..
Toby McGuire was GREAT because he had that Michael J. Fox thing going on. He was apple pie, and AMERICA.
This kind of stupid prequal thing will make me NOT go see the movie, and NOT even show it to my kid!
Where is Toby McGuire and why isn't he playing Spider Man? He did an awesome job!
This guy doesn't convince to much and I don't think I will be seeing this movie in theaters.
That's a terrible picture of him. He was fantastic in "Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus", and I think he'd be a great Spiderman.
Dude, your gay just for saying that. And becuase you saw the Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
Yeah dude u dont go around commentin on how guys look .. thats just weird.. but ive never seen imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and well i guess he'll be ok in social network but i dont think he will make this moviehe doesnt look like the kinda nerd they need
Combination of Prince Harry, Robert Pattinson and The HEAT MISER form "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" IDIOTS!
Didn't we already have peter parker in high school and dealing with the death of his uncle and getting his powers in the first film? Do we really have to revisit this again??? How many times do we have to rehash this???
Changing the main actor, when has that worked? Good luck investors, give your money to a good cause instead of a waste. Most will sit this one out any maybe watch it on rental.
without toby, this movie would suck big time, i reckong if some will go n waste there money and time on this stupid cast..
He looks like he has hydrocephalus
I dunno, a food fight in the high school cafeteria in 3D might end up being the best part of the movie :)
This guy's a "Twilightized"clone! This trend is due to the success of the Twilight movies.Now even Marvel characters are morphing into Twihard Twirps just like Vampires and Werewolves! Look out the next Superman might be a Jonas Brother!!!
Simple Solution: Daniel Day-Lewis
My guess is Hollowood thought 36 year-old Tobey wasn't quite the draw for their target audience, hence the choice of an actor 10 years younger. I'm sure they also //think// they'll make more money with the next movie by way of paying this up-coming actor less than Tobey M., but I predict it will backfire and they'll be lucky to recoup their expenses. 3D is also a novelty I don't think will last.
We are back to people in their late 20s playing high school students. Ug. And not even directed by Sam Raimi
The director will come off looking like a genius or, more likely, ruining his own career for casting Garfield as Peter Parker.
If you don't like it, go and make your own movie, and hire whoever you want. What's complaining going to do?? Absolutely nothing!!
Just go ahead and shut the hell up. Better yet go kill yourself.
I won't go see it. Casting in all three of the latest movies was superb! This guy could be a villian maybe?! Spiderman is....Tobey, Kirsten, & Raimi! Period! This movie will F.L.O.P.!
This movie is gonna suck, why would we want to see Peter in high school??? also, this is nobody actor, tobey was the start of spiderman. No tobey, no spiderman!
toby, you need to get here asap and shave this pom's head.... and then mail the studio of photo of your bum... show them what they're missing...
What BS. A Brit playing Spiderman? What a crock. We all know that the British have a closed system of only casting British in roles calling for Brits. Just look at Harry Potter, not one person in the cast that isn't from jolly ole England. Yet here we have A bucktoothed Brit hired to play Spiderman. Look at Batman Begins, A Brit from Wales played Batman, a Brit played Alfred and an Irishmen played Ras al Ghul and the Scarecrow. In the Dark Knight we had an Australian playing the Joker. These are American characters. I swear we have no pride.
For me I love Tobey, so I look forward in seeing the new spidey and now here he is. I believe he'll be just great.
And about being a dork, there's actually nothing wrong with being one. Remember, dorks become bosses and in this case...SUPERHEROES. :)
Your are without question....GAY!!!
dont judge by the look yet indeed but give others opportunity . cheers
let the new kid show what he got .
Weird...and why isn't Toby doing it or why are they doing another Spider Man?
all u hate'n haters here will be in line 3 days ahead of opening for this repeat movie.
he'd be better off cast has Peter Pan.
This movie is going to a colssal failure.
Looks like Andy Murry has found a new career path!!!
So rather than Donald Glover (who they didn't pick because he is black (racists!)) who is both a good actor and funny, they pick the worst possible choice ever in a guy no one has ever heard of (or those who have heard of care nothing for) with hair bigger than most peoples torsos.
I personally will not watch this remake/destruction of a beloved franchise, this is worse than when Toby became Emo Man in #3. Next they are going to announce that it is being directed by Michael Bay instead of whoever they currently have and it will be renamed Baysplosion Man the High School Musical Years to be as gay as humanly possible (don't mean this in offensive to gay people sorry for anyone who takes that the wrong way).
the majority of these posts are beyond stupid. Are you idiots judging the movie even before it's made? Have another popsicle you twits.
No man. We're not judging the movie you dolt! We're judging the casting (or lack thereof!) and also the lack of need for a reboot! They are rebooting a series of movies that are barely 10 years old! (are they 10 years old even?!)
Speaking for myself as a comic book fan and more specifically a SpiderMan fan, I am judging what they are doing to the character.Sam Raimi did this comic justice! He cast the movies perfectly. He built the story lines perfectly. The three current films followed the original story about as perfectly as could be asked for! So judging the forthcoming movie?! – No! Judging the stupidity of the reboot as a whole? Yes!
Ummmm... didn't we see this movie already?
He looks like he has a funny sense of humor. I'll wait to judge until I see the movie.
I do not agree wit dat re-ennovation.it sucks
Sounds like a 1970's TV Shazam special coming soon! Spiderman is weak anyway and the movie "franchise" was/is geared for 10 and unders, no loss. Kinda like Twilight, Newmoon, Eclipse is for pre-pube girls...
He miay turn out to be good, but he's a little too ethnic looking for me. And Marc Webb has directed all of one feature film- an indie dramedy @ that! This is really about Sony getting a film done so the rights don't revert back to Marvel. Don't screw this up, Webb, or we'll send Vince Gallo to give you a disease. ( Just kidding- I think!)
Define 'ethnic looking'.
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They should have used the kid from the Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief movie. At least he was closer to the age of a highschool Peter parker.
huuumm, I just hope this is the worst picture ever taken of Andrew Garfield. He looks awkward.
definite new heartthrob?
Donald Glover for Spiderman! That is what this reboot needs! Seriously, the guy is awesome on Community and has the charisma to carry the role.
This will be just as bad as the Star Wars prequels.
This movie already sounds lame. You make 3 Spiderman movies with Tobey, and now you're switching the actors, for a "prequel" type of movie? Wack.
These are not prequels. They are a new set of films, not at all tied to the others. Kind of like what they did with BATMAN BEGINS in 2004 ... restarting the series with new actors, new director and new stories.
Lets see, you fired the director, changed the main actors, and rebooted the series.
Re-boots were only supposed to happen to dead franchises.
Like when Clooney jacked up batman. The terrible 2002 version of the HULK. Mortal Kombat ( yes it is being rebooted cause the last film killed it).
What is next, a reboot of Charlies Angels? I'm just saying. This film will be a huge flop. You had so much success and yes the last film wasn't all that great, but it was set up for 4.
This film too will be scrapped. I never did like Toby as spiderman but he did happen to pull it off.
In a nutshell please keep your negative remarks to the political page. it's obvious that a lot of the posts hear are made by movie fans not comic fans, for those of you who are calling this a "remake" look up the term reboot some of you seem more likely to vote for adam west to play bruce wayne in the next batman film (I would too but only because adam west can still kick it old school while being the mayor of quahog). that's how rediculous some of you sound. comic franchises need "reboots" because heroes are timeless, actors aren't and there are continuity errors that need to be compensated for to properly adapt the hero into the modern age. there have been dozens of men who have played or voiced characters like superman having a long list from TV and movies, batman who was played by multiple men over the last 21 years including george clooney, catwoman who changes her race as much as her hair, spiderman including being voiced by NPH, the incredible hulk, remember eric bana and edward norton's duet within a 5 year timespan. not to mention the origin stories usually are updated to fit modern tech and knowledge. half the people making these posts are ignorant to a multiverse I wonder how all of you would react knowing that in this day and age the batman that we all know had his parents' murderer caught yet he still fights crime. Not to mention if the same writers were kept for each superhero it would be so boring because some of them are dead or near death. different directors and writers add their own interpretation and twists to appeal across generations and different artists had a different feel to the pages. I personally have seen almost every DC and Marvel film to date except jonah hex (megan fox hopped into a good universe with that) and the rare early shorts and episodes and I am thrilled to see how this guy will portray little petey parker. good luck garfield hopefully the superhero curse won't fall on you after sharing the screen with heath.
I wonder how many people have actually seen him in movies like Imaginarium. I thought he was fantastic. I'm more worried about the rumors that they're wanting to cast Lindsey Lohan as Mary Jane Watson. THAT would be a joke.
He looks like he'd be better off cast as the Knob Goblin in some spiderman themed adult film.
I thought it was ridculous for Sony Columbia to drop Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire. Spider-Man 3 sucked because Avi Arad and the other producers forced Raimi to use Venom. Many fans hated this movie. The same producers are now bringing out a new actor to play Spidey. I don't think this will work. FIrst, the actor appears to be too tall to play a teenaged Peter Parker. Second, I think he is too old to play a 16-17 year old. Sony Columbia should let the option lapse and have the rights revert back to Marvel.
this hair, is very naise pause not.
Just tragic. A Brit taking a shot at being an American hero? The so-called 27 year old "Kid" is not to fault. It's the clowns who didn't even think this through who should be fired. Morons!!!!
So you have no problem with Tom Cruise playing a German in that awful movie last year? (with his American accent, I might add). How about Gibson playing a legendary Scot? And now we've got Meryl Streep attempting to play Maggie Thatcher. Funny how it's ok when Americans do god-awful attempts at British/Australian/any other Non-American accent/character, yet when anyone else does it it's some sort of blasphemy. Typical American hypocrisy.
Well. Say good-bye to this franchise. More ridiculous casting I've never seen in the my life.
A 26-year-old high school student? Children in High School don't look like that. Why don't they just make him a college student. That would be more believable.
Everyone will go and see the next movie. Doesn't matter how bad the story is or how unknown the actors are. Americans are trained to see all the blockbusters and we will all go. Just try to stop us!
Oy, can this lad pull a proper American accent? The wallcrawler is supposed t'have grown up in New York, innit he? This boyo able to sound like a yank?
I thought the reboot is suppose to focus on Peter's high school years. This actor is going to be 27 years old in a August. So if a sequel is planned, this guy may not able to return. Maybe the studio should look for someone younger.
Well, if you all remember, Peter Parker as originally created was a proto-nerd/dork. This guy looks more like this pedophile at the prison I work at.
This is what happens when Marvel is bought and purchased by the Walt Disney Company.
Except that this is a Sony/Columbia film, and Disney does NOT have the rights to the Spider-Man movie. They were already optioned to Sony when Marvel made their deal with Disney last year, so Disney can't make a Spider-Man movei until the option expires and reverts back to them. In the meantime, this movie has NOTHING to do with Disney.
He looks like Buddy from The Incredibles. I know that Tobey Maguire is getting a bit old to be Spiderman but I'm still going to miss him. He was perfect for that part.
How many times are they going to remake Spider Man? Aren't there other super heroes out there? Or dare I suggest, other genres of action even? Oh no, we get to look at the same sub-entertaining masked failure all our lives and while we are at it, we will find the dorkiest actor on the planet to play him! YAY!
How many times are they going to remake Spider-Man? Well, counting this one, that makes ... ONE.
The other movies were sequels, not remakes. In fact, this isn't even a "remake", it's a "reboot." The difference is: a remake is retelling the same story told before, but a reboot is something entirely different not at all reliant on the previous story. Any similiarities between this reboot and the original trilogy will only be because they are based on the same source material. Other than that, they are not connected.
I heard Shaquille O'neal almost took this part. that would've been insane!
This guy looks like he could play a convincing Carnage. But spiderman? uhhhhh......n-...well maybe. If this picture is really old and he's recently put on about 50 pounds of muscle and they cut that hair and make darker what's left. I really think I should be playing a Spidey Villain. I'm still waiting for my Hollywood break. Thanks, fans!!
Hey harry potter meets spiderman – im sure it will be a hit with all the kids between 8 and 11 horraay
Every man that loves Spidey will love this post: http://www.thirdoptionmen.org/blog/simon-peter-parker/
HORRIBLE!!! Peter Parker is not an ugly scrawny ginger!!! This guy is an awful choice.
Oh my god it's like Rob Pattinson had a lovechild with Michael Cera.
I meant to say this movie will suck without Toby M.
Yes, this movie will suck with Toby as the lead. Spiderman 4 needs Toby. You cannot have a Spiderman movie without him. There is more story out, to go back to teenage years with a relative unknown is crazy. Unbelievable.
They aren't even rehashing old movies now, but ones made in the current generation. Our society is doomed to complete lack of innovation and stupidity. Idiocracy, here we come.
Count me out – i would rather watch re-runs of the par-excellent Toby Macquire and gang
$2.5 Billion made on this movie series. What more do they want! If its working dont change it!
Spider-Wuss. He looks more like a Harry Potter character.
Rehashes of successful movies are just another way of the studios saying "we have no balls". They probably hired a market research firm to determine how many people would be wiling to see a remake of a spiderman movie and based on those results, they determine how much of a budget the film will have to ensure profit.
Thank god for Netflix...
What the hell was wrong with Tobey Maguire?
He still looks like he's twelve.
Yay! Another Jew.
I would suggest that people watch some of his work. He had one of the main roles in Lions for Lambs and I was really impressed with his acting talent. I was actually wondering who he was exactly because I haven't seen him in any other movies. Strangely enough, they actually made a good choice for Spider Man.
He looks like a more masculine version of J. Timberlake (then again, it's not hard to look more masculine than him).
Therein lay the conundrum. Peter Parker was a dorky character but now we have a dorky actor playing a dorky character. Who knew?
Alright!!! Next we will have this punk play Batman!?
He's look's cool,but his hair is too big needs to trimmed.Can he be like Tobey Maguire.
They're remaking a movie THIS FAST?
When Boy George gets out of jail, why not cast him as his "special friend." While the directors are at it, why not redesign the suit and make it out of latex and @$$less chaps. Obviously this is the market they are targeting.
"The relatively unknown 26-year-old replaces original “Spider-Man” star Tobey Maguire"
Um, yeah. Nicholas Hammond starred as Spider-Man in the 1977 film "The Amazing Spider-Man" which launched a live action tv series of the same name. Tobey was good, but not the first Spider-Man.
I bet the writer of this article thinks that "Ice ice baby" was an original song too, or that "hammer time" didn't rip off the song "superfreak".
I think he is trying to compete with Robert Pattinson character Edward for Biggest hair lol but no seriously he was awesome in Dr Parnassus
Wow. Already rebooting the franchise? Really?! Suck.
jeez, from one wus to another.
won't be any worse than the others.... bring it on.
He looks more like Garfield (p==ssy) and less like Spidey. Peter Parker is supposed to be nerdy but not a total loser. Too Bad
I have to admit that when i saw this picture for the story on CNN I thought it was just a funny picture so people would click on the story.
...looks like a complete goof ball.
lol. this guy has unibrow. and he's a wuss. And as far as acting goes, Dustin Hoffman is a great actor too BUT HE WOULD MAKE AN AWFUL SPIDERMAN. I like the paid PR shills posting comments on here..."Guys, let's give him a chance"....lol.
I didn't know Carrot-Top had a son .. WOW .. is the new spider-man going to be a comedy now??? that's rich LOL :-D
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot???
I only watched the first two and can't make it through either without falling asleep.Toby Maguire and Kirsten both need to be recast. Kirsten Dunst is an awful actress and has a big ol' bobble head and Toby has no command for the screen. His style is too morose like boo-boo-boo-be-boo. poor me. i miss my uncle. I can't be with you MJ. Boo-boo-boo-bee-boo.
Terrific. The new Spider-Man is the British "Screech" from "Saved By the Bell".
WOW! You guys are all so shallow. Big hair, nerdy look? How about... ACTING SKILLS? Which he's actually got, if any of you would take the time to find out for yourselves. Maybe do a little Googling too, then you'll realize he hasn't always had hair like in the photo. i.e. http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kxfy0mTh4j1qb1a38o1_500.jpg
I agree. People are so quick to judge, based on a single photo! I thought the idea of recasting Peter Parker was a bad idea until I saw it was this guy, who can definitely act, and definitely has the range necessary for the character.
why do people keep saying spider man was supposed to be black?? thats a terrible idea... and to whoever said black karate kid was better–f*** you, italian karate kid is the only way to go.
That's a pretty risky moved. The 3d effects better compensate if this newby falls short. This really sucks!
I eat lard for breakfast.
What a doofus.
o.o wow man when i grow up i wanna be just like him :D NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P xD epic fail
EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!! :D lol hollywood really is running out of ideas man my 80 year old grandfather can think of better -.-
I've enjoy spidy 1,2,3 but I ain't know bout this 4, bring back Toby
Cillian Murphy would be a good pick.
Cillian Murphy is waaaay to creepy. I'm surprised that he ever gets leading roles. He's also too old to play a highschooler.
No way! Guess I won't be watching it!
I agree, this movie is going to suck! Why do they have to ruin a succesfull franchise? This is such a shame that the casting and reinvention suck. Guess the leading superhero movie will be Iron Man.
Is this movie going to be a comedy?
Now PAY ATTENTION:
Go and rent a movie called "Boy A", starring Andy Garfield.
Garfield is a genius and a really good actor. I am happy he got the part. Peter Parker is a deep role.
Or even better, go rent a movie called "The Amazing Spider-Man" from 1977.
Tobey wasn't the first, Nicholas Hammond was. Unfortunately everyone thinks of Tobey as Spidey now, so I don't think this movie will do well.
It was one thing to do another incredible hulk movie not long after it had been done, because the first modern attempt sucked, so the second, more faithfull to the comic and tv show version, was much better.
This has failure written all over it. Not only did they completely screw Venom up by getting Topher garce in the last film, but the franchise was was already losing fire, now they're switching up the main actor? this is going to fail. Nothing against this actor, but I feel like it's too soon. besides which interest is on the wain.
Let's hope he deep-sixes the Jimmy Neutron hairdo before filming starts...
Also, Tobey Maguire is not a dork, he's a geek.
Brit playing spidey!? I was supposed to play spider man! DEY TOOK OUR JAAAWBS!
Man, they are just going to pimp the rotting corpse of this franchise for all they can possibly get out of it, aren't they.
Kudos man. Best comment on the thread.
I saw him in an episode of Doctor Who - he will do fine. It's not as if Spiderman is memorable cinema.
Spiderman was my absolute favorite cartoon as a kid and I watched most of them. Never once did I imagine that old Spidey looked anything like this guy! But, who knows...maybe this is just a bad picture. Everyone takes a bad picture now and then. I know he's supposed to be a youthful spiderman, but this particular actor may be a very hard sell. That being said, although Toby M. is kind of soft spoken for the Spiderman charater, he's pretty cute, likable and witty/intelligent too. Either way, I'm sure I will check out at least one of this guys spiderman movies.
He can trap bad guys in his hair nest.
Why are they restarting Spider Man already? The movie series isn't even 10 years old! It takes at least 20 years before people can accept a restart, IMO.
Seriously? First wimpy, pasty Tobey Maguire and now this? Ugh.
I'm so sorry Gary Coleman died, because he would have been a much better choice.
Are they serious? And british? It won't even sound right. BOMB!
Wow, so much hate for a movie that doesn't even have sets or locations ready. And geez, the guy can get a haircut.
I think it'd be hilarious if the movie does well and becomes one of the great comic book adaptations to see everyone on here going "it's great! I knew it was going to rock." I mean, at least wait for the damn trailer.
Wow, a bigger dork than Toby Maguire
After Pee-Wee Herman does his film with Judd Apatow producing, he's slated to play 007 in a future Bond movie (it's in Smell-O-Vision). Gabourey Sidibe will play a Bond girl. And Richard Simmons will play the villain.
Well casting actors whose appearance in no way fits the part,isn't exactly new for super hero movies. Tim Burton's Batman is an excellent movie, but ... Michael Keaton???
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO This is so un-AMERICAN!
How knee-jerk xenophobic of you. If you read the article you'd know that he was born in the US, and is thus, an American citizen.
Even if he wasn't American, what should it matter? The role should go to the best possible actor that best fits the character/story. I think this guy was a good choice, based on what I've seen of his work.
This is actually to Hawaiikaos on your comment... It should matter... American actors get slammed for portraying foreign characters/figures... One that comes to mind that is uber ridiculous, is a group that raised hell about Brad Pitt playing Achilles in "Troy", but said noting of the brits playing the Trojans and other Greeks...
Teenaged Spidey??! What are they gonna tell us the same old "Origins of" story again??? How many times can we see the reinvention of Comic Heros without ever progressing in their story lines?? BORING! Like in Batman is always using the same four villians, are we gonna see another Green Goblin? It's likely....as there is nothing new under heaven...just rehashed detritus of smarter, more original yesteryears....we live in the Age of Remakes & Cover Songs
I thought this was some kind of joke when I saw his photo....there is no way they can be serious. He does look like a cross between the Heat Miser, Ronald McDonald and Screech. If you take Epic Fail to the one billionth power, than this will be the result. As Beavis once said, "this sucks so bad that it reminds me of everything else in the world that sucks."
Well played Beavis, well played.
christian bale should play spiderman, hes a franchise saver.
he looks like an underfed, un-shaven Van der Sloot....eeek!
This is the worst, what are they doing, Spider-man Prequel? what a joke! they need to move the story forward or scratch the whole project. This is gonna be a box office Bomb, As for most of us I am saying Please do not make this film!
Are you kidding me...?
Was Roger Moore not available?
That is super funny. Or Don Johnson.
look at all the morons posting how bad this guy is for the role based on that picture alone. I saw him in Imaginarium of Dr. Parnasus. He is quite good. Kind of a nerdy charm about him....he's kind of a dork in that movie but you like to watch him. Basically perfect for Peter/Spiderman. However, I really hope they dropped the highschool part and just let him be the older Peter Parker working as a photographer. Otherwise, this movie will indeed suck.
Definitely not seeing this movie. This guy looks like he's 12, I'm sick of Hollywood trying to push British actors on America, and when did Spiderman become a weak pansy like Tobey McGuire and this clown?
he has been a nerdy kind of guy since the beginning you idiot.
This dude really is lucky to have good hair. Picture this guy bald.
No Maguire No SPIDER MAN
The studio followed the blueprint for driving a successful movie franchise into the ground: try to appeal to 13 year olds who are the only ones who might know who this guy is. Whatever the box office returns, they've lost the core audience of the previous 3 movies in one swoop with this casting decision.
So Spiderman is a black guy now?
What's next - a biopic about Jimmy Carter with Wesley Snipes in the starring role?
I thought the new Spider-Man was going to be black. Well, back to the old stand-by then. I hope it fails.
why do they keep choosing complete geeks for spiderman? i mean, i know peter parker has a geek side but hes not all geek. this guy has no masculinity. neither did tobey, this will suck worse than than the last
The picture of him is gawd-awful. Looks like he's saying, "What do I need to do to get you in this car today?"
I wish there was a "like" button...
He's like dorky hot! Love it!
I never liked Spider Man anyway
AARON JOHNSON....better choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terrible choice...Terrible just terrible
"The new Spider-Man flick, due out next July and helmed by “500 Days of Summer” director Marc Webb, will return Peter Parker back to his high school roots and find him struggling to come to terms with his superpowers and his uncle’s death." - Hey, haven't we already since this in the not too distant past? Rebooting the Spiderman movies so soon after the last movies is a mistake. This movie has "BOMB" written all over it. I for one won't even give it a chance. Why should anyone? It's just a revisualized repeat. Not a bad idea if it's twenty years old but less than ten? JOKE.
Wait until you see this guy in tights!!! The bulge will let you know why he was chosen!! It's massive & can't be hidden. His fan club will quadruple (if there isn't one now there will be LOL)
The casting director for this remake needs to be drug out and publicly shot. He'd better have amazing acting skills to make this brick float, because really it's sunk before they've even started filming.
WHAT CRAP THIS IS GONNA SUCK SO MUCH ASSSSSSS!!!!!!
a remake? already? not interested. bored. next!!!
You have got to be kidding. Usually superheros have some chops. This guy looks way to gay and British.
Don't judge this guy by this awful photo. He doesn't look nearly that bad. He's a good actor with a lot of range. I think he might be able to pull off the role.
Let-r rip ! But a superhero needs some physical presence.
I've got faith.
I think he was Heat Miser in The Year Without a Santa Claus!!!
Isn't it a bit early for a remake of this franchise??????? Tobey will always be Spiderman to me. (And Michael Keaton is the only Batman worth having, IMO.)
Wow, I totally agree!
This is done to appeal to the Twilight or Hannah Montana group. This is another movie I won't see.
Well, this is the same company that cast topher grace as Eddie Brock/venom.
Look, if he really wants to be a superhero, he can be the Flaming Hairball - defender of grease and afternoon naps.
Ok lets hope they get him a hair cut before shooting and if he has a british accent that will just ruin it.
So, Wesley Snipes auditioned for nothing?
Isn't he in prison for tax evasion or something? There was some scandal a while back.
Snipes was acquitted. Note the period at the end of the sentence. Productive use of the English language will not help this upcoming greed machine product. Time to purchase a new "Spidey" graphic novel.
Wasn't the last Spiderman movie just made like 3 years ago? Are the movie studios so out of ideas that they think it is reasonable to remake something only a few years old? Hollywood, you are pathetic.
Something like 10K people participated in the last Script Frenzy challenge (write a feature-length screenplay in 30 days), so with all those monkeys typing at typewriters, which represents a small segment of all the writers who try their hand at screenwriting, there has to be lots of great ideas floating around (even if 99% of what's out there is utter crap). It really is a shame Hollywood isn't willing or able to take more chances, but since 2/3 of all productions are unprofitable, they only have incentive to play it safe.
I honestly can't say he's any worse than Tobey Maguire. That guy ain't winning any beauty awards either. Any time I see Toby's face, all I see is nose. Never understood his appeal. Just my 2 cents. :}
maybe it's the picture
Can anyone say "turd-burglar"?
they would of been better of with a black guy look at how good krate kid truned out. Anyway I'm kind of disapointed i thought finally a black super hero thats not bruned to a crisp are a vampire slayer are a drunk homelessman. Something for the kids to go see, oh well guess we just have to wait for a Green Lantern movie :)
Where did you learn English? There is no "would of"; it is "would HAVE". Crap, can anyone speak correctly?!?
You're just noticing now that 98% of all people who post comments on these articles can't spell, punctuate, or even construct a simple sentence. I think this country is something like 78th in education - and you don't have to go further than here to see that it's true.
The movie you're waiting for is "Luke Cage: Hero For Hire". I might be the only white kid who read that one. He was great!
Dear General Grammar,
"You're just noticing now that 98% of " : You need a comma after the 'now'. So much for your comment on punctuation.
Dear General Grammar,
In strict terms, there is no 'can't' and 'don't' in written English – only 'cannot' and 'do not'. So much for your grammar.
Additionally, there should not be a comma before the 'or'.
hi may name is bad speller and i take myself so serious as i type a comment for an article about a fictional comic book hero. GET BENT!
There is no need for a comma after "now". Why would you place a "pause" there? Also, the comma before "or" is optional when making lists. To be honest, the "no-comma" before "or" is actually fading away. The next time you stop by a college, ask an English Professor.
1. There is a difference between "...now, that..." and "...., now that..." (notice the different locations of the comma). The location of the comma can change the whole structure – and without the comma, the user has the burden of deciphering through the ambiguity. My point was to keep a sentence reasonably punctuated.
2. 'the "no-comma" before "or" is actually fading away' : It is fading away because of careless usage by people like you. But thanks to your clan, it will eventually become official.
3. I still stand on the "don't'" and "can't" usage..currently – unless you help patronize its fading away.
what is a "krate" kid....how old are you and do you even go to school??
Why the hell are you losers arguing about punctuation on a webpage that has absolutely nothing to do with writing education....I feel like wheeping over all of your stupid comments right now.
You mean "brilliant," right? Hilarious. One word and you still managed to spell it incorrectly. Now THAT'S brilliant!
And the studios wonder why they loose money. Why reboot a Franchise which was already rebooted and doing well by Maquire, instead of investing the time and money on a different character or something fresh all together. I mean really, how many times do we need to watch Peter Parker becoming Spider-Man. But then again I guess they really are marketing for teenagers, because most adults I know aren't going to see this trash.
I hope whomever made the decision to cast this guy is listening to these comments. We said the same thing about the new Superman choice and – voila! the movie sucked and we never heard of that actor again. and now this! when will you hollywood guys get it? We the people will dictate what we like and who we want to see – not you!
actually @sharontad...that actor is around and doing well. He was just in Chuck this past season and he's in the Scott Pilgrim movie
he's actually a good actor, but he's not right for this role. Every role he has played he had this obnoxious bratty quality...that doesnt fit spiderman.
I really liked him in Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. This photo doesn't do him justice. I was dubious about a change from Tobey Maguire, but I think this guy has the chops to pull off Peter Parker - certainly better than the other candidates for the role. Here's hoping the new movies aren't so campy/overblown. Spidey is such a fantastic, human character that that really ought to be the focus of the film. It's entirely possible that the 500 days director can pull it off, but alas, many people will be unhappy even if it's a great film.
i thought usually remakes are for movies that have failed. although, in my opinion, sp3 was a terrible movie, the franchise has been hugely successful. why not just keep continuing it instead of retelling it?
what's next? they're gonna remake all of the harry potters? if a franchise needs a remake, it should be twilight. they should get people that can act.
Hear hear! I'm so sick of the Twilight movies and the little teenage girls that follow them.
Don't even bother with the remake of Twilight, there is nothing you can do for those God forsaken movies. What's with the vampire craze anyway?
vampires are hawt!!! <3 <3 <3
Wow, so I guess Spiderman is over now? It had a good run. So he's going to be bitten by a radioactive spider all over again, and then fight Gargamel or something?
W. T. F.
the movie is going to suck
Wow...Never seen this guy in anything so I can't judge but this picture does NOT look like Peter Parker to me...hope the villain is cool...WOULD HAVE been John Malkovich as the Vulture!!! How cool would that have been..instead we get Screech and a whole lotta question marks.......
But Toby did look like Peter Parker? What did Peter Parker look like anyway? In the comics he was just another unremarkable, featureless white guy anyway.
You've got to be kidding me. THIS GUY? I would've been more accepting to a black guy playing Spider-Man than this fugly big-haired turd. Why are they casting a Brit as Spidey anyhow? RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!
I feel your pain.
He looks like Screech from Saved by the Bell.
YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OFF MY KEYBOARD!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn! He sure does. I think this movie is going to suck. I will wait and get it from netflix.
Screech! hahahahaha, LOL.
Screech from SbtB.... I needed a good laugh! Thank you!!!
...or that ultra-feminine Timberlake.
Dakota Fanning would be a more convincing and masculine Peter Parker.
Now that's funny.
pete's not masculine jack *ss. he's a science nerd. research before you post dumb shi*t moron.
At some point he's going to have to fill out the spider-man costume. With muscles. But a stupid idiot like you probably didn't realize that.
Yeah unless Webb wants Spider-man to look like Kermit the Frog, I think that Andrew Garfield is going to need some serious muscle transplants or something when he transforms from "nerd" to "badass".
And why the F do some people on this page believe that spidey is supposed to be a dork? Sure he has humor, but he's not a dork....
Exactly who is directing/producing these Spiderman movies??... What a joke. Cant they obtain an ator who actually looks manly/ ..someone commanding respect?. Toby Maguire and this new guy look like complete wuss bags. How pathetic.
What a brilliant, thoughtful observation - thanks for taking the time to comment.
Peter Parker doesn't command respect in the least. He's a science nerd. With the exception of that hair, which I can only imagine will be tamed for the movie, this guy looks the part. C'mon, this ain't Superman, people...
to be honest i dont thinkthis new guys gonna be able to cut but for spiderman hes supposed to look like a dork because he is a dork before his powers and afterwards hes all lke still lame on out side i think we need someone youngerand more lame but what i want to know i whos playing mary jane?
What a DORK.
Dork??? You've all got to be kidding me... Tobey Maguire is the king of DORKS and is no where near 'A' list talent! He just happen to land the perfect role at the perfect time, BECAUSE HE'S A DORK! If anything, let's see what this new kid's got. Don't forget, Peter Parker is supposed to be a dork. If you want to see a bad ass, I suggest you stick to Batman!
Chris O. does make a good remake Bucket Head. Peter is supposed to be a dorky guy. I just hope this new actor does spiderman justice. Toby kinda lost me a little in the last movie. Maybe it was the script or his acting, but it was not working for me. BTE guys Toby is apparently going through some issues with his body, back or something like that, that is keeping him from wanting to participate in the new movie. So no matter what, Toby isn't gonna be in this new movie.
true – tobey mcguire is a huge dork and I dont understand teh praise he gets in anything – especially that post war flick with natalie portman – seeing him as a marine w post-traumatic syndrome was a joke – he sucks! and so does portman for that matter – her best performance was at age 11 in the professional – since then shes overated
John Romita Sr's Peter Parker was not a dork. Ditko's was, I prefer Romita's Parker as he was a slick good looking kid. Toby was awful and even worse... this.
This is bogus every movie is going out with new people next thing you know twilight people are going to be gone!
what a wast.
How big is that hair? Good lord! It won't fit in the spiderman hoodie!
this movie is going to suck
Son of Carrot Top!!!
once again... another franchise down the tubes... no consistency with actors.... toby maguire is spider man and you dumba$$e$ in hollywood are screwin it up.... i wont go see it... batman got screwed too... comic books made into movies should have consistency. im done with movies and wont pay yer 10 dollars to see it... no toby no way
Red, Toby "i can't act" walked out on the set of spider-man 4.
Its sad... That we have come to pale skinned, big haired geeky boys as heroes. Its even more sad that the whole spiderman franchise is coming to this. We are now smallvilling spiderman? Do we really need to go back in time to see Peter in high school?!!!!!! I have a feeling this will only appeal to the prepubescents.... Great, my summer movies consist of redbox.. because I am not giving my money to twihards and this bull...
Hey Gidget – Ever think about getting outside and doing something instead of being a whiny, complaining pain in the rear end? Honestly, I wonder if you could summon up as much bile for something that actually mattered.
RED, Toby Maguire didn't walk off the set of Spidey 4 because there was no Spidey 4. The studios had a timetable and Sam Raime couldn't commit to it and keep it up to his standards. At that point, the studios decided to dump Sam and the whole cast, restart the franchise, and do it with no-name actors who will cost next to nothing. This is about nothing more than corporate greed. Unfortunately, some of my friends (CGI guys) who worked on the first three are also no longer involved.
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