Friday, July 2, 2010

Andrew Garfield cast as Spider-Man/Peter Parker - What do You Think?

So, the new Spider-Man has been cast and Peter Parker is coming back in the form of 26 year old British actor Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus).

Garfield has beaten out the likes of Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Jumper), Josh Hutcherson (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant); Alden Ehrenreich; Frank Dillane, Aaron Johnson (Kick Ass) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) for the coveted role.

Director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) says of Garfield that:

“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. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”

You can read about it here.

I'm rather unfamiliar with the actor, but I remember seeing him in the Doctor Who series 3 two-parter Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks where he had a small role, and I've yet to see him in  Imaginarium.

Garfield was fine enough on Doctor Who but I can't quite say whether he's Peter Parker/Spider-Man material or not. However, seems like the casting people believe that he is.

I guess we can now only wait and see for ourselves when the movie comes out sometime in 2012.

Are you in anyway happy with that casting decision or do you think Marvel is heading the wrong way with both the casting and the decision to send Spider-Man back to high school?

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to add that funnily enough, Garfield is about the same age that Tobey Maguire was when this one was first cast as Spider-Man. Just Saying.