British invasion spreads to superheroes
February 2nd, 2011
05:50 PM ET

British invasion spreads to superheroes

With the announcement that Henry Cavill has been cast in the next big screen incarnation of "Superman," the realization hit us like a ton of bricks (erm, steel): The Big Three of the superhero set are currently being portrayed by Englishmen.

Holy bangers and mash, Batman!

To recap: Christian Bale is the reigning Batman and Andrew Garfield is set to star in 2012's "Spiderman" re-boot. What's next? Hugh Grant as a floppy-haired, befuddled Hulk?

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Tobey Maguire: New 'Spider-Man' suit looks cool
January 26th, 2011
02:22 PM ET

Tobey Maguire: New 'Spider-Man' suit looks cool

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.

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Take a look at Andrew Garfield as 'Spider-Man'
January 13th, 2011
04:28 PM ET

Take a look at Andrew Garfield as 'Spider-Man'

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."

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New 'Spider-Man' doesn't want to be famous
January 12th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

New 'Spider-Man' doesn't want to be famous

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."

Read the full interview with Andrew Garfield in Details

Garfield, 27, will be showing plenty of muscle as Spider-Man, and has trained hard to play the web-slinging superhero.

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Andrew Garfield feels lucky to wear spandex
December 24th, 2010
09:11 AM ET

Andrew Garfield feels lucky to wear spandex

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.

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December 7th, 2010
09:35 AM ET

'Spider-Man' director brushes off bad press

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."

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