Andrew Garfield says that he never was Spider-Man?


There are many fans who still wonder what might have been had Andrew Garfield remained as Spider-Man. With the new partnership between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, Andrew’s run as the iconic web slinger unceremoniously came to an end after Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both studios have now fast-tracked a whole new trilogy lead by young upcoming actor Tom Holland, who will make his first appearance as Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War film.

Recently, the former Peter Parker was asked in an interview what he learned playing the role of everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

“Well, nothing, because I was never Spider-Man. Because Spider-Man’s a fictional character. He’s not real. [laughs] You know what’s funny, to give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going…ego s**t came in. It’s like, “Okay, here it is. I’m f***ing Spider-Man. I f***ing made it.” All that s**t. [laughs] I didn’t actually make it. I was never Spider-Man.

I was the actor that I am. The person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I’d elevated so high in my mind. Elevated beyond what I could attain, what I could achieve. The great thing is, that’s what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn’t live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough.”

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Andrew Garfield also revealed in the interview that he harbored some blame over the poor critical and financial reception the Amazing Spider-Man franchised received. While some fans may praise Garfield’s portrayal of Spider-Man as the best one to date, surprisingly both of his films failed to surpass the original Sam Rami and Tobey Maguire trilogy.

“I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn’t rescue those films…even though I didn’t sleep. [laughs]

And I wanted to…not to say that I needed to rescue those films, but I couldn’t make them as deep and soulful and…life-giving as I could ever dream. And I’m never gonna be able to do that, with any film. It was especially difficult in that situation because…well, just because.”

With his time as Spider-Man in the rear view mirror, Andrew Garfield does look forward to the new movies and is happy to see Spider-Man reunited with Marvel.

“I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it.

I’m really, really grateful for the whole ride of it and I’m really excited for the next one.”

What are your thought’s on Andrew Garfield’s comments and what did you think of his run as Spider-Man as a whole? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Zakis Corner Uproxx

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