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Your First Look Of The New Spider-Man Of 2012

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The spectacular Spider-Man is swinging back to movie theaters in 2012, this time with actor Andrew Garfield donning the spider-suit and (500) Days of Summer director Mark Webb in the director's chair.

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When Activision gets around to the video game adaptation of the Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions developer Beenox may be handling development duties. Publisher Activision said today that the Quebec City-based studio would be the "primary developer" on upcoming titles published by the house of Guitar Hero and Call of Duty.

Previous Spider-Man games based on the Sam Raimi-directed films were chiefly handled by Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch, but Beenox has aided in development of web-slinging fare like Spider-Man: Friend or Foe and Ultimate Spider-Man.

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Garfield's Spidey looks a little leaner, perhaps a little meaner, than the Tobey Maguire version of the friendly neighborhood crime fighter in this publicity still released by Sony. See it in spectacular size below.

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Another key Activision license, James Bond, is also getting a new theatrical release in 2012. Video game developer Raven Software has been tied to a new Bond game, but Activision hasn't made anything official on its Bond plans just yet.

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After putting Sam Raimi through so much shit during SM 2 and 3, this bitching from Sony to do both a gritty reboot and OMFG 3D had best be worth it. 3 would've been fine if they'd left Raimi to do what he wanted, which was to mostly focus on The Sandman.