Andrew Garfield Talks About Playing Spider-Man


Andrew Garfield has been speaking about his experiences playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

In an interview with Total Film, the actor spoke candidly about his time working on the films and it shaped his career.

He donned the Spider-Man suit twice for 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel.

Working on Amazing Spider-Man films was a “gilded prison”

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Sony planned for a Spider-Man cinematic universe, and a Sinister Six spin-off, with Garfield in the role.

Yet due to the poor reception to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, those plans fell through.

When asked about the opportunity to play one of his favourite characters, he said:

If there is one opportunity for me to be alive, and I get offered the opportunity to do a prolonged dress-up as my favourite character of all time, there’s no way I can say no.

While he couldn’t turn down the role, Garfield knew it meant he’d have to be careful with the roles he chose going forward:

I knew it was going to provide a gilded prison, as a creative person. I knew I would have to balance it out with theatre and with waiting for the right movies to come along that would make sure that I stayed an actor.

Will Garfield return as Spider-Man?

Andrew Garfield The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Credit: Sony Pictures

Since he hung up the web-shooters, Garfield has gone on to receive critical acclaim with roles in Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Hacksaw Ridge, for which he received his first Oscar nomination.

Rumours have swirled that Garfield is reprising his role as Peter Parker in this year’s No Way Home, which Garfield has denied.

Yet, it seems all but certain that he, along with Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland will team up.

We’ll know for sure when No Way Home arrives in cinemas on December 17th.

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