Marc Webb’s reboot officially titled THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, plus new image of Spidey!

Marc Webb’s reboot officially titled THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, plus new image of Spidey!

Marc Webb’s reboot of the popular Marvel Comics superhero has officially got a title today.  The film will be called THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, which makes sense, as it was either that or SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, right?  Andrew Garfield, who was noticeably snubbed in the Academy Award nominations (he’s terrific in THE SOCIAL NETWORK), takes on the role of Peter Parker previously made famous by Tobey Maguire in the Sam Raimi interpretations.  Emma Stone plays his girlfriend Gwen Stacy. Outside of Garfield and Stone, Chris Zylka is Eugene “Flash” Thompson, Rhys Ifans (GREENBERG) is The Lizard (allegedly), Irrfan Khan (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) plays Nels Van Adder (expected to become Proto-Goblin), Annie Parisse (NATIONAL TREASURE) is Mrs. Van Atter, Martin Sheen is Uncle Ben, Sally Field is Aunt May (allegedly), Denis Leary is Gwen’s dad, and finally Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson appear as Parker’s parents Richard and Mary Parker, who make an orphan out of Peter.  Check out the new photo below, and the official press release from Sony underneath, and as always tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.

The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit (see attachment).

The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo. The film’s official website is

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

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About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit

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