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OTRC: Andrew Garfield, director Marc Webb set to return for 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel

Andrew Garfield talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Hollywood premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' at Westwood's Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles on June 28, 2012.

Andrew Garfield is gearing up to don spandex for a second time.

The 29-year-old actor gained widespread attention in July, when he starred in the highly-anticipated Spider-man reboot "The Amazing Spider-man." The actor and the film's director, Marc Webb, are set to return for a sequel to the superhero drama, Columbia Pictures announced on September 28.

"We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker," president of Columbia Pictures Doug Belgrad said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com. "We can't wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide."

The film, which is set to be released on May 2, 2014, will begin production in early 2013.

In "The Amazing Spider-Man," Peter Parker (Garfield) goes in search of clues that might explain what happened to his parents, who disappeared when he was young. His search brings him to Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. The film brought in an impressive $751 million worldwide.

In the first film, Emma Stone portrays Peter Parker's blonde love interest Gwen Stacy, opposite "The Social Network" actor. The pair, who has been romantically linked since June 2011, met during a screen test for the upcoming superhero movie.

"We got on really well as people, in between [takes]," Garfield told MTV in a recent interview. "That was the fun stuff: In between, we'd just mess around, and I felt, 'Ah, this is different.' I wasn't really aware what was happening in the screen test. She keeps you on your toes, and that wakes you up. That was the beginning."

Garfield has appeared in films like "The Other Boleyn Girl," "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and "Never Let Me Go." The English actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role "The Social Network."

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