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New Spider-Man film gets Amazing title

The Amazing Spider-Man
Image caption Andrew Garfield will play the web-slinging superhero in the new film

The Amazing Spider-Man will be the title of the latest instalment in the comic book-inspired superhero series, to be released on 3 July 2012.

The movie, currently being made in 3D, stars The Social Network actor Andrew Garfield in the title role.

Marc Webb's film explores the formative years of Peter Parker, previously played on screen by Tobey Maguire.

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans will play the villain, while US actress Emma Stone will portray leading lady Gwen Stacey.

Webb, whose background is in music videos, enjoyed box office success in 2009 with the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer.

Martin Sheen and Sally Field will also appear in the film, one of whose writers - Steve Kloves - worked on the Harry Potter films.

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