January 26th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
While comic book fans continue to critique the revamped red-and-blue costume Andrew Garfield wears in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, Tobey Maguire has already given the sleek suit his seal of approval.
"I thought it looked cool," 35-year-old Maguire, who played the web-slinging superhero in three earlier movies, tells MTV of Garfield's scalier, edgier outfit. "I mean, I think they did a great job with the design of it, and I'm excited to see it in action."
Such praise means a lot to Garfield, who received a congratulatory message from Maguire after landing the role of Peter Parker.
January 13th, 2011
04:28 PM ET
Andrew Garfield did a lot of yoga and pilates to get into that Spidey suit, and now Sony Pictures has unveiled a first look at how Garfield’s efforts paid off.
For the 27-year-old British actor, who began shooting “Spider-Man” back in December, donning the iconic costume is nothing short of a dream come true.
"I feel like a kid in my pajamas," Garfield told the U.K.’s Guardian at the time. "I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized. I don't take it lightly and I feel incredibly lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next few months."
January 12th, 2011
11:32 AM ET
He made a name for himself in the critically acclaimed "The Social Network," but Andrew Garfield will literally soar to new heights as the lead in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot. And that has the humble British actor worried.
"I hope I never blow up. I hope that I have to audition for every single job I want," he tells February's Details magazine. "I hope that I'm always struggling, really. You develop when you’re struggling. When you're struggling, you get stronger."
Garfield, 27, will be showing plenty of muscle as Spider-Man, and has trained hard to play the web-slinging superhero.
December 24th, 2010
09:11 AM ET
The new "Spider-Man" movie reboot is in full swing and no one is more excited than its star, Andrew Garfield – especially now that he's finally slipped on the superhero's signature skintight suit.
"I feel like a kid in my pajamas," Garfield, who began shooting two weeks ago, says in an interview with the UK's The Guardian. "I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized. I don't take it lightly and I feel incredibly lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next few months."
The 27-year-old British actor, who also appears in "The Social Network," has been working out to play Spidey but doesn't overdo it.
December 7th, 2010
09:35 AM ET
Director Julie Taymor is rushing to the defense of Spider-Man.
Though the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has made headlines for its technical glitches, confusing plot, and numerous on-set injuries, Taymor isn't getting caught up in the web of negative press.
"It takes awhile to figure out all the things that could go wrong," she told CNN last night at the L.A. premiere of her new movie "The Tempest."
October 12th, 2010
03:03 PM ET
The pieces are starting to come together for "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb's version of "Spider-Man."
He has his Peter Parker in Andrew Garfield, his Gwen Stacy in Emma Stone, and now his villain in "Notting Hill" actor Rhys Ifans (soon to be seen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"). Yet, as EW.com reports, it's still a mystery as to which villain Ifans will portray.
The speculation on social media is that he would be great as the Lizard, a.k.a. Professor Curt Connors, who was actually portrayed by Dylan Baker in the Sam Raimi-directed "Spider-Man" movies.
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