Spider-Man is one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises – the first film, in 2002, starred Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Defoe and mega-crush James Franco, directed by cult horror helmer Sam Raimi.
Now English lad Andrew Garfield – born in LA, he moved to Surrey when he was a toddler – has been cast in the ultimate superhero role. The newest film is to be directed by Marc Webb – whose feature debut (500) Days of Summer starred Zooey Deschanel.
You may recognise Andrew from his Bafta-winning role in Boy A, or perhaps from Channel 4’s gruelling-but-amazing Red Riding series. He was Heath Ledger’s co-star in his final-ever film, and upcoming films include Never Let Me Go alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan and The Social Network alongside Justin Timberlake - directed by three-times-Brad-Pitt-director David Fincher. Phew!
We don’t want to jinx anything, but with co-stars and directors like these, plus that R-Patz-style super-high hair, we feel it's safe to say Andrew Garfield: megastar.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood