With Tobey Maguire out for the next installment of Spider-Man, the Web has been buzzing over who would become the new Peter Parker. On Thursday, it was announced that rising British star Andrew Garfield earned the coveted role. The 27-year-old actor, who previously appeared in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, will step into the red and blue suit in the latest episode of the Columbia Pictures franchise. On Wednesday, Josh Hutcherson was rumored to be a favorite to fill the role that Maguire originated on screen. Though Garfield is still relatively unknown in the U.S., American audiences are about to become much more familiar with him—Garfield is also starring in the highly anticipated Facebook film Social Network with Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg and Never Let Me Go with Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.
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