Andrew Garfield Named Next Spider-Man, Public Asks “Who?”

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andrew-garfieldrnrnAfter negotiations between Sony Pictures and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi broke down in January, the studio decided to shutter the whole Raimi/Tobey Maguire/Kirsten Dunst triumvirate and start fresh. They hired the promising yet largely unproven 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb to helm the reboot of the most popular superhero franchise of the last decade and, just yesterday, finally landed on their lead. Ladies and gentlemen, courtesy of our friends over at Movieline, meet Andrew Garfield!rnrnNow, we don’t blame you if you stare blankly at your computer screen and say, “Andrew WHO, exactly?” We did the same thing this morning when we read the news! Fortunately, we’ve done the research on him so you don’t have to.rnrnFirst off, he’s not related to EITHER the popular orange tabby cat or the 20th President of these here United States. Don’t let that depress you, though! The 26 year-old actor is a dual-citizen of both the United States and England and is extremely well-regarded in Hollywood circles. Although you probably haven’t heard of him yet, you will soon: In addition to this role, he’s scored plum roles in David Fincher’s Facebook movie, The Social Network, and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go (the latter of which is already being touted as an Oscar front-runner).rnrnWhat do you think, FABLifers? Is he an upgrade from Tobey Maguire? At age 26, is he too old to play Peter Parker? Or will you grow to love him? Let us hear what you think below!rnrn[Photo Credit: Rodrigo Palma © 2010 Columbia Tristar Marketing Group, Inc., via Movieline]rn

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