A trailer for the highly-anticipated reboot of the Spider-Man franchise hit the Internet and movie theaters this week. In "The Amazing Spider-Man" Andrew Garfield plays the central character Peter Parker who eventually takes on the alter-ego of Spider-Man. Emma Stone is also in the film, playing Gwen Stacy, one of Parker's friends, who was played in the last iteration of the story by Bryce Dallas Howard.
The film has been getting considerable buzz ever since it was announced that the previous Spidey, actor Tobey Maguire, would not be reprising the role, and ultimately the majority of the production team would be replaced, making this a true reboot of the franchise. The trailer looks like the new team may have just hit a home run, and if that's the case than Andrew's star is surely set to rise even higher.
We thought you might like to know a little bit more about the next Spider-Man and so here are five things you may not have known about him.
He's an American Brit! - When news first broke that a new Spidey had been cast, it was reported that a Briton would be playing the iconic comic book character. While it's true that his English mother brought them back to the UK when he was a young boy, Garfield was actually born in sunny Los Angeles, California.
He Really Is In Jesse Eisenberg's Social Network - Garfield played Mark Zuckerberg's friend Eduardo Saverin in 2010's highly acclaimed David Fincher film "The Social Network." If it looked like the pair have good chemistry, there's a reason for that; they're actually close friends off screen as well.
He Was Well-Prepared For Spider-Man's Moves - If the stunt work in "The Amazing Spider-Man" called for the web-powered super hero to do any flips, twists or jumps, Andrew's early training as a child in gymnastics may just come in handy. He was a junior gymnast before entering a school for speech and drama in England.
He's At Home On Screen or Stage - Garfield cut his acting teeth not on the small screen, but in England's theater scene. While performing on the stage, Andrew actually won a few awards for his work. No one should be surprised then if he makes the move to Broadway in a few years.
Did On-Screen Chemistry Lead to Off-Screen Romance? - Maybe it was all the time spent on set, or maybe playing love interests in the new Spider-Man film made them see something in each other, but Garfield has been linked romantically to his co-star Emma Stone. The pair have been spotted out and about together for awhile now.
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- Andrew Garfield
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