Well fans, it’s official. The name of the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise is The Amazing Spider-Man. After a long bout of speculation and rumors, Sony broke the news today and we can now at least put that question to rest.
But wait, there’s more. As if finding out the official title isn’t enough, Sony also decided that today is the day to release an official photo of the new web slinger as well. In this photo we get our first good look at Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and from the look of things he’s been hitting the weight room since playing Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network.
Before this photo there had been speculation about the full Spider-Man costume as well as how the web shooters were going to be portrayed in the new film. Well, from the photo we can clearly see the shooters are mechanical in nature and, at least to us, the mask looks pretty good as well.
As you may already know (especially if you’re reading this site) the film stars Garfield as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. It also features Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field and is directed by Marc Webb. Look for it to be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.
Check out a larger version of the new photo after the jump. Okay Spidey fans, what do you think of this?