New Spider-Man finally cast: hooray for Garfield


2nd July 2010

GAAARRRR-FIEEEEEELD! Seriously though, congratulations to Andrew Garfield, who's landed the lead role in the new Spider-Man movie. Maybe he'll kick back with some lasagne. BURRRN! (*high fives self*)

Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man. Thank Christ. Not only because Garfield seems to be a great actor, but because thinking of some big fat Hollywood casting executive flicking through a giant portfolio of young boys in spandex made me feel a bit sick. The only problem I can see is that every time I see his name, I want to yell it out in mock rage, a la Jon Arbuckle.

So is this a good thing? Well, he's British, as if that actually means anything, and he's not Josh Hutcherson, or a Culkin, which I'm grateful for. Garfield (*snigger*) won a Best Actor BAFTA in 2008 for Boy A (see aforementioned Britishness for why) and he's appeared in The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus, Lions For Lambs and is soon to be seen in The Social Network. And I guess if he's good enough for Terry Gilliam, Robert Redford and David Fincher, he's good enough for a film about a kid being bitten by a radioactive spider.

Shame Jamie Bell didn't get it, though. He's got far more range if you ask me (which you are), plus I can't think of an easy way to make fun of his name. I guess I'd find another way to destroy his self-esteem somehow.

You are looking at one cool cat.

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