Andrew Garfield has revealed playing Spider-Man is a childhood dream come true.
The up-and-coming British-American actor will portray the superhero as a university student in the forthcoming reboot, and joked that he has been preparing for the part for most of his life.
"I feel like I've been preparing for it for a while, ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume - I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years," he told Risky Business blog.
"For someone to call me up and say, 'Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you've always wanted to be all your life, and we're going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you're going to feel like you're swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?"
Andrew - who next appears in Never Let Me Go alongside Brit beauties Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley - continued: "My seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, 'This is what we've been waiting for'. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, it's just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure.
"It's a true honour to be part of this symbol... and it's meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people."