Spider-Man has had a tumultuous time on the big screen in recent years. The Marvel-Sony produced 2017 Spider-Man movie will mark the 6th film and third franchise based around the character since 2002. The agreement between Sony and Marvel, which allows Marvel Studios a certain amount of control over the character creatively and will see him included in the MCU and Avengers rosta, was in part struck due to the disappointing reception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Whilst promoting his new film 99 Homes, ex-Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield spoke about his experiences working on the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. When asked about how he felt taking up the role initially the actor said:
There’s so much projection and expectation that is inherent in taking on a story and character like that. I was well up for the challenge, and I still am. I’m not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see.
Still, he admitted feeling much freer now that Sony was starting again without him. He also reiterated that he was never in talks to reprise his role as Peter Parker once the deal with Marvel went through. This is not holy unexpected as Marvel seemed intent from the outset of making the character their own.
Speaking about the creative process behind the films, Garfield voiced frustrated with the market drive on the script.
“[The films are] mass-marketed, like ‘We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.’ That’s canning Coke.”
One of the major complaints with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had to do with the plot jumping and excessive numbers of villains. We know that many different scenes were filmed for movie including many seen in the trailer that did not make the final cut. The actor did say that, had the franchise continued, the films would have gone to “some pretty heavy places” following the death of Gwen Stacy.
When it comes to the new Marvel-Sony deal Garfield expressed enthusiasm and even stated he had supported a potential deal long before The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Even though he won’t be playing the Webslinger he cannot wait to see what the studios between them will produce and stated “I’m just really excited that I get to watch.”
We are excited too and you will be able to get your first look at Tom Holland as Spidey in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War ! Spider-Man will also get his own self-titled film in 2017 as part of Phase 3 of Marvel Studio’s upcoming slate. For more Marvel, movie, TV and gaming news keep it locked right here to TiCGN!