Drum roll please . . . “The Amazing Spiderman”!!!!!

Oh . . . OK . . . Yeah . . . Well I guess I lost that bet on the title being “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Spiderman.”  Dammit, I hate clipping my friends toenails.  He has this one pinky toe that . . . “Shudder” goes kinda like . . . I just threw up a little in my mouth.

In a move that could only have ended in about three ways Columbia Pictures has announced the title for Marc Webb‘s 3D Spiderman reboot starring Andrew Garfield.  There were only three or four real choices, The Amazing Spiderman, Spectacular Spiderman, Ultimate Spiderman, or Peter Parker – Spiderman.

Columbia Pictures also released a new photo of Andrew Garfield in the new Spider-Man costume, head to toe, mask on. That’s it at the top of the post. What do you think? I think it’s pretty peachy. Read the full press release after the jump.

Press release:


CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.

The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit (see attachment).

The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo. The film’s official website is

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit

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