Andrew Garfield is the newest star to sport Spider-Man’s red and blue costume in The Amazing Spider-Man, which hits theaters at midnight. Emma Stone accompanies the upcoming star on the big screen as his high school love interest.
The Amazing Spider-Man is one of the fastest reboots, as its predecessor, Spider-Man 3, took home $337 million in 2007. With a new director (Marc Webb) and distributor (Sony Pictures), it will be interesting to see what kind of web Spidey will be able to spin at the box office.
The film is receiving excellent reviews so far, and it performed well in 13 other countries this weekend. “I wanted the action to be more realistic” than in the earlier films, Marc Webb told USA Today. Moviegoers will notice that Spidey looks slightly different in flight, as many of the earlier stunts were performed using harnesses and wires rather than computers.
In search of the “amazing” Spider-Man to play the role, Marc Webb held auditions where he made the actors run sprints to see how fast and agile they were. He knew that in order to introduce a fourth film to the franchise, they would have to find the perfect fit. Marc Webb decided to take on the risk of casting a star that is fairly new to Hollywood. Only time will tell if Andrew Garfield can fill the shoes.