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Andrew Garfield will be the next Spider-Man

Tbd-andrewgarfield070510 So long Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, hello Andrew Garfield. Whew, and here we thought they'd cast someone we'd never heard of!

Sony has announced that the 26-year-old actor will star in their reintroduction of the webslinger in a future film, Variety reports. You may remember Garfield from The Other Boleyn Girl, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs. Well, you read about those movies, anyway. He's getting ready to star with Jesse Eisenberg in David Fincher's The Social Network, which is coming out in October.

Variety says Andy beat out Jamie Bell and Alden Ehrenreich for the part, with Sony exec Amy Pascal deciding Garfield's screen test was better. When you're playing an awkward uber-nerd like Peter Parker, is that really a compliment? We'll check him out in 3D on July 3, 2012.

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