E.T. actor for Spider-Man reboot

C. Thomas Howell has been confirmed for Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot.

Howell, who shot to fame in ’80s films E.T., is playing a character called Ray in the Andrew Garfield-led superhero movie.

Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary have previously been named for the untitled Spider-Man is due to arrive in cinemas on July 4, 2012.