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Sunday, July 04, 2010

The New Spider-Man Is....

Well, one of the questions that dominated pop culture for the past few months is who will be the new Spider-Man? 

Let me bring you up to speed.  After months of negotiations, Sony Studios (the movie company that makes the Spider-Man films) and Sam Raimi (director of the first three Spider-Man films) couldn't agree on a direction for Spider-Man 4.  So, Sony dismissed Raimi from the film and decided to reboot the franchise.  Three films in, and we're starting over at #1. 

Mark Webb, who directed last year's hit indie rom-com (500) Days of Summer, was given the nod to direct the reboot.  The decision was made to base it on the critically acclaimed, wildly popular reboot Ultimate Spider-Man, and a release date of July 2012 was set.

But we still needed a new Peter Parker. 

After auditioning pretty much anyone under 30 in Hollywood, it was announced on Canada Day that they settled on this guy...Andrew Garfield

Garfield is still rather new to the biz...he was in the film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnasus and he'll be seen this fall in the biopic on Facebook's creators, The Social Network.

You know, I'm pretty much on board for anything with this reboot, just as long as they don't make us sit through the origin story again.  That first film is still fresh in people's minds...we don't need to see that radioactive spider bite again. 

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