Official: Andrew Garfield IS Spider-Man

In an official press release from Sony, it has been confirmed that Andrew Garfield has scored the role of Peter Parker in the upcoming “Spider-Man 3D” reboot opening July 3rd 2012.

My personal favourite choice of the final batch of contenders, the U.S.-born and British-raised 26-year-old is the oldest actor on the list. He’s also one of the most accomplished, signalling how serious the studio plans to be with their material.

Garfield first came to notice in 2007 thanks to starring roles in Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs” and acclaimed indie “Boy A” along with guest spots on British TV in the likes of “Trial & Retribution” and “Doctor Who”.

He popped up again recently as the lead in the first and most acclaimed part of the “Red Riding” TV movie trilogy, played the loveable young Anton in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and will later this year appear in David Fincher’s “The Social Network” and Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go”.

Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role with production on the film kicking off in early December.