Back in January we got our first first look at actor Andrew Garfield in costume for the upcoming reboot film The Amazing Spider-Man. Today we get to see Andrew in costume again as he featured on the cover of the special 2011 San Diego Comic-Con preview issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine out today. Click below to see the new web slinger posing on this week’s issue of EW mag.
Spidey’s back! Well, almost. The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t hit theaters for another year, but in anticipation of next week’s Comic-Con (July 21-24 in San Diego) we’ve got first looks at and inside scoops about the webslinger’s highly anticipated return — including interviews with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and with director Marc Webb. EW can also exclusively confirm that Rhys Ifans will be playing Doc Conners, who, in an experiment gone wrong, transforms into one of Spider-Man’s most formidable foes ever, the Lizard. Four years after Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire, The Amazing Spider-Man promises to be a “more contemporary,” “more gritty,” and “more character-driven” look at the comic book hero. He’s a hero the 27-year-old Garfield knows well. Growing up, “I related to Peter Parker [Spidey’s alter ego] so much because I felt like someone else inside,” he says. “I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.” Adds Webb: “Ultimately what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that’s a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen before.”
EW magazine always provides amazing Comic-Con coverage. They always cover the best of the best when it comes to pop culture stuff. I am a longtime subscriber so I can’t wait for this issue to arrive in my mailbox. As you may recall, we saw photos in May HERE and HERE that already clued us into the fact that Rhys Ifans is playing The Lizard in this upcoming Spider-Man film … but it’s nice to get official confirmation, I suppose. While we still have a long way to go until The Amazing Spider-Man gets released, it’s fun getting these early sneak peeks along the way. Woo!
UPDATE: EW updated their official website with some NEW promo photos from The Amazing Spider-Man … check out a few of them below: