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Last Updated: Friday July 02 2010 10:27 GMT

New Spider-Man is announced

Andrew Garfield

A British actor has been picked to play Spider-Man in the next film of the blockbuster series.

Andrew Garfield will star as the web-slinging superhero in the fourth movie.

He's replacing Tobey Maguire, who played Spidey in the first three films. Work begins on the new one in December 2010.

It hasn't been given a name yet, but we know it will be shot in 3D. Unfortunately for Spider-Man fans, it won't be out until 2012.

Andrew Garfield
Andrew played a friend of the Doctor called Frank

The film will be about Peter Parker, the boy who transforms into Spider-Man, as he goes through secondary school.

Andrew has been in lots of films and TV shows over the past five years. In 2007 he was in two episodes of Doctor Who!

He'll be hoping his Spider-Man film will be as successful as the other three, which have made an amazing £1.4bn around the world.