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Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man gets official movie name

Spider-Man

Story by Jack Foley

ANDREW Garfield’s Spider-man movie has finally been given a name by Columbia Pictures: and it’s The Amazing Spider-Man.

In a statement, the studio said that the new title reflects the maker’s intent to return the iconic character to his roots, since The Amazing Spider-Man was the name of the Marvel comic book launched by Stan Lee and illustrator Steve Ditko in 1963.

The film will be released on July 3, 2012.

The plot – which is being kept mostly under wraps – will follow the path of the comic book, which follows Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) in high school.

Marc Webb is directing the film in a 3D format while joining Garfield among the star-studded cast are Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

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