Andrew Garfield the former Spider-Man reveals what it was like to get fired from the Spider-Man franchise.
Andrew Garfield is currently promoting his new movie 99 Homes,
which is the first non-Spider-Man movie since 2010's The Social Network.
In an interview with Uproxx
, the actor revealed details surrounding the Spider-Man
franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what he expects Marvel might do with the character.
Following the abrupt cancellation of The Amazing Spider-Man 3
he says he had petitioned Sony to team up with Marvel.
With the next Spider-Man movie, you can just watch it like the rest of us.
Exactly, yeah. And I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it.
Were you ever in talks with Marvel to continue on as Peter?
No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don’t want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I’m stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man.
Andrew Garfield also touched on what he expects Marvel will do with Spider-Man in the next few superhero movies.
I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved on the ground level like that. But, anyway, it wasn’t meant to be. As I say, I’m just really excited that I get to watch.
Details of Andrew Garfield's dismissal from the Spider-Man franchise
were released following the Sony Hack of 2014. As we reported in December of 2014, Marvel wanted a new actor to play Spider-Man, in an effort to reboot the series. Marvel wants a clean slate, apparently, and they are not interested in doing any more so-called “romance” movies but would rather “focus on the difficulties of being a teenager and a superhero with a romance side-story.”