The Other Boleyn Girl star won the role after surpassing Jamie Bell and Josh Hutcherson. Webb, who will be directing the next sequel of the Spiderman series, is persistent that studio bosses have made the right decision by signing up Garlfield.
“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work, understands his extraordinary talents," The Daily Express quoted Webb as saying. “He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker," he added.