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Sorry, Tobey ... you snooze, you lose. Sony Pictures has decided to freshen up its Spider-Man franchise with a new face ... 26-year-old British actor Andrew Garfield.

Garfield caught the attention of Hollywood playing the romantic rival to Heath Ledger in last year's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

In the upcoming Spider-Man 4, Sony Pictures says, "Peter Parker is going back to high school." The studio also revealed that the film will focus "on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises."

We know this guy can act, but can he fill those tights? Guess we'll have to wait until Spider-Man 4 hits theaters on July 3, 2012.

Director Sam Ramey, who directed the first three Spider-Man movies, has also been replaced by Marc Webb.