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Our Very First Official Look At Andrew Garfield In Full Spidey Kit!…A More Organic Look To Say The Least

While I’ve been away it seems theres been a major leap in superdude news – with the release of two major costumes in upcoming super-hero flicks – with this latest being the very first image of Andrew Garfield in costume as Spider-Man released by Sony! And it looks pretty damn awesome!

Below we have the pic of what our new friendly neighborhood Spider-man is going to look like in Marc Webb‘s still untitled reboot of the web-slinger franchise. Judging by the pic a mask is still probably in the design phase, but of what we can see we have our finest yet Spidey guise — as you can see, theres been a few major changes to the classic look we know and identify with.

This is not our first pic of Garfield however, as several set-photos of the actor have appeared online, but still this is the first glimpse of Garfield in costume. On the other hand we’ve seen plenty of co-star and Spidey love interest, Gwen Stacy, played by actress Emma Stone.

So it’s out with spandex tights? It seems that not only is the film getting a reboot, but so too is the costume — as the Tobey Maguire suit we grew to know so well has gone under a reboot of its own. One question that will have to answered later is why the hell does Pete Parker looks so bruised and battered?

But what is evident is that they’re going for a mare organic looking costume, with a few modifications; such as the logo and the material. And the major rejig of design pattern of the overall suit, which caters for the change in body type underneath it — a more lankier/linear Garfield over a shorter, stockier Toby Maguire.

So oviously theres been a bit more thought gone into this itteration of the iconic Spidey digs, and its shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with. Check out the awesome pick below, and let us know what you think! As always, enjoy!

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Everythings Upside Down!? Spidey/Peter Parker Will Be Raised By His Actual Parents In Webb’s Reboot….Or Not

Progress is being made on Sony’s Spider-man reboot, with director Marc Webb and his team of writers already marking their reboot with a new take on the classic Spidey comics, adding some necessary edits and some not so savoury changes — RE: the change in love-interest from lovable red-head Mary-Jane to not-so-lovable (or recognizable) blond Gwen Stacey. But hey, at least they’re giving it a go, although the original film has almost list-less merits.

It looks as though the Spidey we know (and loved) is almost being demolished and covered with flashy high-rise apartments in Webb’s reboot, so to speak — adding to the pile of uncalled for and seemingly unnecessary inceptions.

The tip came from Whats Playing, spreading the rumor that Webb, not only content on changing the anatomy of Pete Parker’s heart, has apparently been cast-hunting for a 4-6 year old to play a much younger Parker for a flash-back sequence. Obviously having to look similar to earlier-this-year-cast Andrew Garfield.

Now Webb has changed the initial age group for a Andrew-Garfield-look-alike to 6-9 years old, as WP were told earlier this month. Meaning that either some trouble finding a match for new Spidey Garfield or just a change in direction. The story is that the scene that they are casting for will feature Parker’s bio-logical parents — and hopefully fill in some gaps as to how (and why)  Parker ends up in the care of Aunt May and Uncle Ben.

I can appreciate what Marc Webb and his team of writers are trying to achieve but I don’t quite udnerstand why they have to change so many crushel elements for their reboot? I fear that not only will they change things for the worse but will also mis-shape and skew the icon of Spider-man to the point of no-recognition. Which is not what I or actual fans want.

Filming is due to cap off sometime in December, and as news streams in I will try to keep organised so that you get the latest — but otherwise get over to my Twitter and I will post any links that come up. So that’s it from and The Spider-man reboot, stay tuned for more as it comes!

Could Microsoft Still Be Making A Halo Movie?

It seems that when it comes to games, Microsoft is pretty laid back — because frankly when your franchise has earned over $2 billion in profit they can afford to. I would be one of those people who love the games, and would welcome a big screen adaption of Bungie‘s popular games, Halo. But what mystifies me the most is, if the games are so popular, why they are holding back when it comes to bringing the master-chief to the silver-screen.

I know that a while back they hit a snag with production, and it was halted for a time — but now I, along with fans early await any news of the on-screen adaption of the games to get itself into production and in cinemas. Thanks to Variety we have a new development, that Microsoft is still looking into going about several budding new scripts by Alex Garland, Stuart Beattie, D.B. Weiss and Josh Olson.

In the article, Halo series director (of the games) Frank O’Conner said, “We’re still interested in making an excellent ‘Halo’ movie,” O’Connor said. “We’ve created an awful lot of documentation and materials to support a feature film. We have a good idea of what kind of story we want to tell, but won’t move on it until there’s a great reason to do it. We’re in no particular hurry.”

So this means that at least they’re saving the image of the games and not just punching out a quick and cheap adaption, which will keep the fans happy — but they’re still not getting anywhere fast. O’Connor also confirmed that the film will in fact be a stand-alone film and not just a re-cap of the games so far, which is good in ways — theres nothing worse than a scene by scene reenactment of a game or book made into a film. Its just lame. And Halo isn’t lame, it deserves the respect of the film makers, and in ways I’m glad that they’re keeping it in Microsoft and not selling the rights.

Its clear they intend to make the film, but when is still unclear, as for cast and crew no one would have the foggiest idea aside from preferences — and we all have those. Mine would have to be Sir Peter Jackson, keep Weta involved that’s what I say! But that’s it from the Halo scene, stay tuned for more on the film adaption and wait in agony for the release of the latest entry in the game series, Halo: Reach, in a week of so.

Wholly Smokes! No Mary Jane For Spider Man!?!? New Love-Interest In Store For Spidey Reboot

What is this world coming to! No Mary Jane for Spiderman!? I mean thats like taking the peanut butter out of PB and J! But all seriousness we have our Spiderman for director Marc Webb‘s upcoming Spidey reboot — in actor Andrew Garfield but now casting for Peter Parkers/Spidey love interest has begun and reports say that’s its not for the character of lovable red-head Mary Jane!

If your a fan of the comics – like I’m obviously not – then you’ll naturally search google for the next in line to the Peter Parker chamber throne and by my books its Gwen Stacey. The character which first appeared in the films by the third (which was significantly the last, and the worst), predominately appeared in the comics and was originally Parker’s first love — even before the character of Mary Jane. Gwen was played by Bryce Dallas in Sam Raimi‘s Spiderman 3 — whether its Stacey or a completely new character we won’t know for some time.

As for casting rumors, fingers a pointing towards Mary Elizabeth Winstead who recently stared in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, is one of the first known aspirants for the unkown role who has official dropped out of the running, with other rumored candidates including actress’ Lily Collins, Ophelia Lovibond, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and Emma Roberts. Which can be seen in a spectrum below (thanks to Screen Rant):

With the most of the actress’ in line being youth full enough to pull off someone around Garlfields age (or at least how young he looks). Emma Roberts being my pick, personally I think shes the most unlikely of the group because of the blond factor of the bunch but then again when has Hollywood picked by looks — win wink cough cough. But really the blond factor isn’t that much of a biggy, when dying could be an option — as Kirsten Dunst dyed her hair for the part of Red-head Mary Jane Watson. As for who the mystery love-interest is for the upcoming reboot — I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned for more info as it comes!

New Spider-Man Announced, Andrew Garfield Is Peter Parker

There was a rumor that yesterday Josh Hutcherson had officially been cast to portray Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot — but the news was inconstant with Hutcherson’s schedule as he announced earlier that he will be returning for Journey To The Center Of The Earth 2.

Low and behold the news was false, as just today Sony officially announced that Andrew Garfield will portray Parker a.k.a Spider-Man in their reboot — directed by Mark Webb.

Garfield, the star of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus has done two films and several televison appearances over in the UK, Garfield will later be known for his roles David Fincher’s The Social Network and iMark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go later this year.

Other actors inline for the part include Jamie Bell, Anton Yelchin, Aaron Johnson, Logan Lerman, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane and Michael Angarano — and of course Josh Hutcherson. 

You can check out the official press release below, it has been said that Garfield will immediately start to preapre for the role to rap up shooting for a July, 2012 release.


CULVER CITY, Calif., July 1, 2010 – After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.  

Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role. 

The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office.  

On selecting Garfield, director Marc Webb said, “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.” 

Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures said, “Spider-Man is a classic superhero — a young man who balances his responsibility to serve humanity and crush evil with the shyness and normalcy of someone struggling to find himself. The role demands an extraordinary actor. You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man. An actor who will depict the vulnerability of youth and the strength and confidence of a legendary figure at the same moment. We have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.” 

Producer Avi Arad added, “I’m incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry, and cheer. We believe we have found the perfect choice to take on this role and lead us into the future.” 

Producer Laura Ziskin said, “We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb’s direction. We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men. In the end, we all agreed that in addition to being an extraordinary actor, Andrew had the right mix of humor, youth, and pathos, along with an underlying sense of strength and power necessary to bring Peter Parker and Spider-Man to life on screen.” 

The selection of Garfield was revealed at a press event in Cancun, Mexico for international journalists attending a media tour promoting upcoming films from Sony Pictures Entertainment. B-roll footage of the announcement will be available via satellite later this evening — see uplink times coordinate information below. 

Garfield is fast becoming one of the most respected and sought-after young actors working in the industry today. In a short career, spanning only five years, he has already been directed by, and starred alongside, some of the greatest names and received a BAFTA for a role that won him international praise. 

Garfield most recently worked with director David Fincher on the upcoming film The Social Network. He previously starred for Spike Jonze on his robot love story I’m Here, which premiered at Sundance this year. He plays the lead male opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, due for release later this year. 

Other notable screen credits include Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus playing opposite Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger, Robert Redford’s Lions For Lambs, where he starred alongside Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep; Revolution Films’ “Red Riding Trilogy – 1974” directed by Julian Jarrold, where he lead a stellar cast including Rebecca Hall and David Morrissey, and his unforgettable portrayal of a young ex-con in John Crowley’s “Boy A,” for which he earned the best actor BAFTA in 2008. 

Garfield’s career began in theatre and in 2006 his performances in “Beautiful Thing” (Sound Space/Kit Productions), “The Overwhelming,” and “Burn / Chatroom / Citizenship” (Royal National Theatre) won him the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard awards and the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards. Other notable theatre credits include “Romeo and Juliet” (Manchester Royal Exchange) and “Kes” (Manchester Royal Exchange), for which he received the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Manchester Evening News Awards 2004.