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Andrew Garfield appears as Spider-Man in a photo released by Columbia Pictures on Jan. 13, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Pictures

'Spider-Man' reboot officially named 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

02/14/2011 by Corinne Heller

The new "Spider-Man" movie starring Andrew Garfield has been given an official title: "The Amazing Spider-Man."

The movie also stars Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, the love interest of the superhero's alter-ego, Peter Parker, as well as Denis Leary as her father and Rhys Ifans as as the villain The Lizard, aka Dr. Curt Connors.

Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field also appear in the film, which is directed by Marc Webb.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" is the title of Marvel Comics' flagship series about the superhero, which was first published in 1963. Garfield said in December that he cried when he first put on the suit. He and the cast members are currently filming the movie, which is set for release in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Garfield, a 27-year-old U.S. and British dual citizen who sports a natural British accent, was this year nominated for a Golden Globe Award nomination for his part as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's ex-partner Eduardo in "The Social Network." Stone also earned a nod for her role in the comedy film "Easy A."

Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man in a previous film trilogy.

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