Andrew Garfield Getting Buff for 'Spider-Man'

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Now that he's been tapped as the new Spider-Man/Peter Parker, it's time for Andrew Garfield to get himself into web-spinning shape.

London's Daily Mirror reports the 27-year-old British actor (and star of the current box office hit The Social Network) has quit smoking in order to hit the gym for grueling, superhero-prepping workouts.

"He needs to be lithe and flexible for the role, and is working with a trainer on daily Pilates exercises," the report says. "Andrew's brother is a doctor so he has been giving him nutritional advice."

The already-lithe Andrew will really have to get into fighting shape if he's going to take on the newly-cast Spidey villain Rhys Ifans, the actor best known for playing Hugh Grant's lovably lazy roommate in the romantic comedy Notting Hill. The Hollywood Reporter revealed the casting tidbit, adding that it remains unclear which villain Ifans will take on.

Spider-Man 4 begins filming in December, ahead of its blockbuster 3D release slated for July 2012. In addition to A-Garf and Ifans, It Girl Emma Stone has signed on to play love interest Gwen Stacy and Glee's Dianna Agron is also reportedly in the running for a role.

Do you think Andrew needs to beef up before playing Peter/Spidey? Sound off in the comments.

 

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  • boo
    boo

    It's not Spider-Man 4. I liked him in Social Network, he kinda reminds me of some actor I saw on a Nickelodeon show :P

  • blouuuuuuuuuuud
    blouuuuuuuuuuud

    of course and it has to be the best performance he gives and a good love scene between him and emma.

  • Alice Shen
    Alice Shen

    He's a very pretty man. He looks just like Shailene Woodley of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." They should play brother and sister in something.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I loved his performance in ''Social Network''.