Garfield’s credits include Heath Ledger’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and the upcoming The Social Network, which focuses on the lives of the founders of the now-ubiquitous Facebook. Garfield is also set to appear in the drama Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. The 26-year-old dual citizenship holder also starred in critically acclaimed films Lions for Lambs and Boy A.
Right now, the entire blogisphere is on fire with the news of Garfield being tapped for the role. The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office.