Lee hails Garfield as 'perfect' Spider-Man
The actor has been chosen to take over from Maguire, who quit the franchise last year (10) after starring in three Spider-Man movies.
The new film will be a prequel to the previous installments, and Spider-Man mastermind Lee is happy with the decision to hire 27-year-old Garfield to play Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego.
He says, "Looks just perfect to me. How he manages to look so young, I wish he'd teach me the secret.
"If you go back to Spider-Man as a teenager and you get a different actor, it might be that the audience will accept that more readily."
Titles related to this article