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Andrew Garfield cast as Spider-Man

Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that British actor Andrew Garfield (“The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus”, “The Social Network”) has been cast as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Marc Webb’s upcoming 3D Spider-Man reboot.

“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,” said Webb.

Click over the jump for the complete press release. Spider-Man is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on July 3, 2012.

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Michael Fassbender to choose between playing Magneto in X-Men: First Class or the villain in Spider-Man?

Showbiz 411 is reporting that Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) is being pursued for two different Marvel comics movies; 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class and Sony’s Spider Man:

He’s being pursued, I hear, for two different Marvel comics movies. Matthew Vaughn is said to want him for “X Men: First Class.” Fassbender would play […]

Sony denies Logan Lerman will play Spider-Man

HitFix reported yesterday that ‘Percy Jackson’ star Logan Lerman was the top contender and a “almost 100% locked” to play Peter Parker Marc Webb’s Spider-Man, but Deadline New York’s Mike Fleming relays Sony’s “definitive” denial on the casting story:

…insiders at Sony say that the young actor is not getting the role. In fact, these sources were very definitive in denying the story, and were sure that Lerman was 100% not going to be Spidey and that he is not on the list of candidates being seriously considered. for the new film that will be directed by (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb…

In an update, HitFix stands by their initial story:

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Sony Sets Spider-Man Reboot for July 3, 2012 (in 3D)

Sony has confirmed a 3D release for the still untitled 2012 Spider-Man reboot from director Marc Webb and have set the film’s release date for July 3, 2012:

“Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and we’re thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. Spider-Man is one of the […]

Marc Webb To Direct Spider-Man Reboot

Sony issued a press release this evening confirming reports that Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) has been tapped to direct the studio’s upcoming reboot of Spider-Man.  Although the release only mentions the first film, Vulture earlier reported that the director has been tapped to direct a set of three films for what will be a new trilogy. Head on over the jump to read the release.

Spider-Man is slated for a summer 2012 release date.

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Sony Scraps Spider-Man 4; Sam Raimi & Tobey Maguire & Cast Out; Franchise Reboot Coming in Summer 2012

Wow.  Here’s a shocker. All those creative differences between the studio and Spider-Man 4 director Sam Raimi have come to a head and Sony has decided to scrap the project and start fresh with a 2012 reboot featuring a brand new cast and filmmakers [via Deadline Hollywood, which broke the story]:

My sources tell me that Raimi told Sony Pictures: “I can’t make your date. I can’t go forward creatively.” And, so, once he said “That’s it”, Sony Pictures co-chairman Pascal and Columbia Pictures’ Matt Tolmach decided they didn’t want to replace him and instead chose to reboot the franchise. Insiders also tell me that Tobey Maguire heard the news in a phone call with Amy today. I’m told Tobey wasn’t upset. “He’s made 3 great Spider-Man movies. He’s done really well. But he’s the kind of guy who, if Sam wanted to go forward, would have been there for Sam and the studio. Absolutely.”

Sony Pictures has issued a press release confirming the news.  Check it out after the jump.

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