Marc Webb’s Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield expresses his excitement to see Spider-Man back at Marvel & why he has made his peace with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 being canceled.
I’m incredibly grateful that I get to now go and watch another man play Spider-Man who I think is a fantastic actor in Tom Holland.”
Garfield had the opportunity to work with Mel Gibson on his upcoming American-Australian war film, Hacksaw Ridge.
And he will follow that up with a starring role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming historical drama, Silence.
Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man ended sooner than expected after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, when the development on the third film began, Marvel was working on a deal with Sony Pictures to bring Spidey home.
The only problem with that deal would be Garfield being recast for a younger actor to kick off new series of movies set in high school.
He was asked if he feels like he got the shaft in any way, or if he’s happy because it means he doesn’t have to go and make a ton more Spider-Man movies, Garfield replied: “You know what, it’s sliding doors, right? There are so many possible outcomes; so many positives and potential downsides to that situation.
If I am being totally honest, I am so excited Spider-Man is back in the hands of Marvel. I think that’s a really awesome move.
It was a move that I’ve been advocating since I was offered the Spider-Man gig five or six years ago. I’m also excited for Tom Holland.
I think he’s a very emotional, truthful, funny, physical actor, and I love the filmmaker — it all really couldn’t be in any better hands. I’m really stoked for it.”
When Sony announced The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012 it was originally reported as being the first of at least three planned sequels.
The first sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released on May 2, 2014. In June 17 Sony announced additional sequels to follow The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which were scheduled to release in June 2016 and May 2018, respectively.
However, the third film was delayed to 2018 with Sinister Six and Venom spin-offs announced.
In February 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios teamed up to reboot Spider-Man and announced that Spider-man will appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with the web slinger making appearances in MCU films and releasing a Spider-Man film with Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios handling the production.