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Old July 2 2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

The choice of actor to play Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man (4?, Begins?, Returns?) is named Andrew Garfield.

Announcement here.

Never heard of him myself.
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Old July 2 2010, 01:40 AM   #2
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Re: Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

He was in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (one of my recent favorite movies). Kind of cute, but I think he can do geeky Peter Parker as well...it'll be interesting to hear him without an English accent though. Doubtless comparisons to Toby Maguire will be inevitable.

Oh, he's also been in Doctor Who.

Really, when I saw the finalist list I didn't know which way I wanted it to go.
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Old July 2 2010, 02:22 AM   #3
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He's a very good actor but WAY too old if they want to take Spidey back to High School. He'll be 27 by the time they start shooting, for f*'s sake! (and doesn't really look any younger than he is)
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Old July 2 2010, 02:34 AM   #4
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He's one funky lookin' guy. Would be better as a werewolf. Teen Wolf remake, anyone?

This Spidey remake is a stupid idea. I won't be watching regardless who they cast.
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Old July 2 2010, 02:43 AM   #5
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^ They are going to have to convince me to see it in the theater for sure. Whereas, for another Raimi/Maguire movie, I would need no convincing. (Despite Spider-Man 3's mis-steps.)
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Old July 2 2010, 03:01 AM   #6
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Re: Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

I'm not as pessimistic about the new film now, the guy looks more like Peter Parker than Tobey Macguire. To get over the age thing, just rewrite the script and announce it as the early college years.
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Old July 2 2010, 03:14 AM   #7
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^ They are going to have to convince me to see it in the theater for sure. Whereas, for another Raimi/Maguire movie, I would need no convincing. (Despite Spider-Man 3's mis-steps.)
Personally I was kind of ready for a new direction. I love Raimi, but he was repeating the same themes again and again, and his bright, comic booky style was starting to feel way too familiar and predictable.

As for the new guy, I like his look. I've always preferred a Spidey who was a little thinner and ganglier, and this guy seems to have that look to him.

Not sure I really buy him as a high schooler, but oh well.
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Old July 2 2010, 03:26 AM   #8
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Re: Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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To get over the age thing, just rewrite the script and announce it as the early college years.
Apparently, they might do just that: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-...for-spider-man

If that's the case, I'm fine with Garfield and actually somewhat optimistic towards this reboot. Garfield's a good choice for a college-age Peter Parker and I think Mark Webb is a very promising director based on his "(500) Days of Summer", which I loved.
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Old July 2 2010, 04:26 AM   #9
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He was pretty decent in Lions for Lambs, but he doesn't really seem like the bookworm type... at least Maguire could do the dork look without trouble. We shall see...
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Old July 2 2010, 05:24 AM   #10
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Video of announcement

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45653
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Old July 2 2010, 05:25 AM   #11
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Re: Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

Garfield was great in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and I really like how he now starts the film as a college student verses a high schooler. We saw the high school angle already; let's do something a bit different (and I'm fully aware we saw Parker in college in Spider-Man 2). Maybe the film will be more like the MTV Spider-Man animated series? I know a lot of people didn't like that show, but...

I have a lot of confidence in the director, Marc Webb, based on his strong debut (500) Days of Summer, so I hope this surprises. I can't wait to see Garfield in The Social Network later this year.
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Old July 2 2010, 11:23 AM   #12
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I won't be watching regardless who they cast.
Of course you won't.
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Old July 2 2010, 11:28 AM   #13
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He's one funky lookin' guy. Would be better as a werewolf. Teen Wolf remake, anyone?

This Spidey remake is a stupid idea. I won't be watching regardless who they cast.
And Tobey Maguire was a model?

This guy is cool with me as Spidey!
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Old July 2 2010, 12:20 PM   #14
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This had better be Spider-Man 4 and not some crazy '27 year old playing a 15 year old' reboot.
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Old July 2 2010, 12:28 PM   #15
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According to Deadline Hollywood his deal is $500,000 for the first movie, $1 million for the second, and $2 million for the third. Tobey Maguire was reportedly paid $3-4 million for his first Spider-Man film and $16 million for his last one.
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