Columbia Pictures in association with Sony Pictures has officially announced the title of their upcoming Spider-Man reboot, being directed by Marc Webb.
Seeing as how Sam Raimi and company used the simple Spider-Man for their titles, it should come as no great shock that this time around they’re going with a nod to the comic books of old, titling the first in the planned franchise The Amazing Spider-Man.
The movie stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) as Peter Parker/Spidey, Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A) as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Replacements) as Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard, Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed) as Uncle Ben, and Sally Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) as Aunt May.
Also released along with the announcement of the new title is the best image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man yet (seen above; click for much bigger size), in full costume including the mask that was missing the first time we saw the new suit.
The Amazing Spider-Man is currently filming and will be released on July 3, 2012.