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Sneak peek! First photo of Andrew Garfield in the iconic Spider-Man suit
Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/11 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 01/14/2011 9:22:16 AM PST by Nachum

It's been nearly four years since audiences last saw his acrobatic web spinning prowess.

And now Spider-Man is back, this time with Andrew Garfield playing the iconic superhero.

Colombia Pictures today released the first image of the British actor in the infamous blue and red suit, with a few visible changes.

The suit looks a little more high-tech and modern than that worn by Tobey Maguire, who played the iconic character for three hit movies - the last one back in 2007.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: garfield; peek; sneak; spiderman
AND! First pics of Captain America
1 posted on 01/14/2011 9:22:21 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Rockin'!

2 posted on 01/14/2011 9:26:30 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Nachum

Already rebooting spiderman series??? And whats with englishmen playing American super heros??


3 posted on 01/14/2011 9:26:32 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Nachum

Why do they keep getting scrawny runts to play Spidey?


4 posted on 01/14/2011 9:27:20 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("As government expands, liberty contracts." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
Oh yeah. I've been waiting for Captain America with bated breathe ever since I saw his shield laying there in "Iron Man II". It should be awesome.

But, will he be doing his signature cartwheels with his shield at the ready?

5 posted on 01/14/2011 9:27:52 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: Nachum

I heard Captain America is after Sarah Palin in the film ...


6 posted on 01/14/2011 9:28:32 AM PST by Scythian
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To: smith288

Why not? They play most of the cowboys & GIs now, too.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 9:29:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Because Spiderman is a scrawny runt. His powers are from the spider venom.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 9:33:08 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: skeeter

Plus British actors play most of the bad guys.

It’s not (necessarily) talent - price is important.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 9:42:47 AM PST by agere_contra (The Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' ever since the 1800s - always with horrifying results)
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To: agere_contra

Hadn’t thought of that angle. I figured it had something to do with classic training in theater.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 9:46:44 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Nachum

The new Spidey and Cap seem evocative of the so-called “ultimate” versions. Hopefully the similarity stops there...it was the dystopian tone of those books (which leeched over to the regular books) that drove me away years ago!


11 posted on 01/14/2011 9:47:20 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: skeeter

You’re not wrong: the theater background has been a decisive factor.

But I think that ever since the huge name of MGM started having devastating money problems all of the big film makers have been quicker to use cheap(er) talent.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 9:53:26 AM PST by agere_contra (The Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' ever since the 1800s - always with horrifying results)
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To: netmilsmom

Wow - I’m surprised they didn’t call him “Captain Global” and remove all the patriotic stuff from his uniform.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 10:02:06 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

“Captain New World Order”.

“Captain Big Brother” would work too.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 10:06:49 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: skeeter
A while ago I was sitting around with some friends and we were talking about how there used to be this whole generation of American actors who could play tough, adult men. Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood. And they appeared in iconic roles through the 1960s and 70s. Now, there's a total lack of American actors who can play those roles. They're all wispy little emo boys--Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, etc.--or they're getting too old, like Eastwood or Mel Gibson. To play adult men who can look right with a gun in his hand, you've got to go foreign--Daniel Craig, Clive Owen, Liam Neeson, Russell Crowe.

Just try to name me the 30-40 year old American equivalent of Lee Marvin today.

15 posted on 01/14/2011 10:15:50 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
The World War had alot to do with producing such guys.

Still, we'd probably have more of that type today if masculinity hadn't fallen out of favor in the popular culture.

16 posted on 01/14/2011 10:23:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: netmilsmom
CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Thumb's up.

17 posted on 01/14/2011 10:24:39 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Nachum

Garfield is Spiderman???????????

Look, I know Spiderman is a comic book character and all, but having a cat play him is too much. A cat? C’mon.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 10:28:37 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: skeeter
The World War had alot to do with producing such guys.

Absolutely. The first wave of those guys were GIs who got back from the war and then went to acting schools under the GI Bill--Marvin, Ryan, Jack Palance, etc. The second wave, like McQueen and Eastwood, were a little younger, but still not baby-boomers.

Still, we'd probably have more of that type today if masculinity hadn't fallen out of favor in the popular culture.

That, and I think that if you are a masculine man, acting isn't something that appeals as a career choice the way I think it once must have. Finally, I think that the fact that Hollywood largely stopped making those kinds of movies in the 1980s, focusing on capturing teen audiences rather than adult audiences played a role.

19 posted on 01/14/2011 10:44:59 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Why do they keep getting scrawny runts to play Spidey?

Because alter ego Peter Parker is a scrawny runt.

20 posted on 01/14/2011 10:49:06 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Yeah, sadly its probably true that what Hollywood produces reflects the market at large, or at least the portion of the market that does the most discretionery spending.

Teenage girls today think Lee Marvin is icky.

21 posted on 01/14/2011 10:51:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Why do they keep getting scrawny runts to play Spidey?

Because Spidey is a scrawney runt. In the comic he is thin, wirey and shorter than 6 foot. I believe he is either 5'8 or 5'10. There are other major super heroes that are short also. Wolverine is 5'8.

22 posted on 01/14/2011 10:55:20 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: skeeter

Lee Marvin is icky, like most people who have been dead for over 20 years....


23 posted on 01/14/2011 10:57:20 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

I can’t think of too many tough-guy younger actors, but I would say Jeff Bridges (chiefly because of his role as Rooster Cogburn), Dwayne Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan can fulfill tough-guy roles.


24 posted on 01/14/2011 10:57:20 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Dead for over twenty years and still a better actor than Robert Pattison.


25 posted on 01/14/2011 11:05:50 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, Mark Wahlberg... on screen anyway... maybe.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 11:27:54 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: skeeter
Teenage girls today think Lee Marvin is icky.

He didn't shave his chest and legs...

27 posted on 01/14/2011 12:02:53 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: netmilsmom

First time something hits that silly helmet, his nose is crushed. (Well, in the real world at least.)


28 posted on 01/14/2011 12:05:45 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Nachum; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; Impy

Nobody beat Misty Mundae as "Spiderbabe."

29 posted on 01/14/2011 12:47:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Choose Ye This Day wrote:
Why do they keep getting scrawny runts to play Spidey?

Because Peter Parker is a scrawny runt?


30 posted on 01/14/2011 1:20:57 PM PST by Ro_Thunder (Nov 2nd, 2010 - The adults get home, and are back in charge)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

I’ll toss out Mark Valley (the Human Target series), Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck), maybe Nathan Fillion. Others? Hmmmm… Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Tim Dekay (White Collar).

I frankly think the problem (or much of it) is the ‘pretty factor’. Most of the so called stars are pretty boys. They may be able to (physically) do the job, but they don’t have the looks that say ‘tough guy’. They’ve been too well taken care of. No Charles Bronson or Lee Marvin to be seen.

IMHO, of course.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 9:42:33 PM PST by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Kiefer Sutherland is one. Matt Damon is pretty badass in the Bourne series (love those flicks). Matt’s butt buddy, Ben Affleck is a big pussy though and hardly comes across as badass in any flick he’s been in. In fact, Affleck best portrays himself in Chasing Amy as a yuppy.


32 posted on 01/15/2011 6:44:59 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: smith288
He doesn't have to be. And the kid did grow into a man throughout the comics:


33 posted on 01/15/2011 9:54:06 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("As government expands, liberty contracts." -- Ronald Reagan)
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