Spider-manSony Pictures announced today that their upcoming Spider-man film, directed by Marc Webb, will be called The Amazing Spider-man.

Accompanying the release of the film's official name was the announcement of the launch of the movie's new website, theamazingspiderman-movie.com which features the first approved photo of Andrew Garfield in full web-slinger get-up as Spider-man. The look had already been revealed, however, from numerous spy camera shots and miscellaneous footage taken during filming in the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

The film, shot entirely in 3D, is scheduled for a July 3 release.

Below is the official photo (showing mechanical web shooters) and the Sony press release:

The Amazing Spider-man Offical Photo

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.

The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit.

The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo. The film's official website is http://www.TheAmazingSpiderMan-movie.com.