The Amazing Spider-Man films were not Sally Field’s cup of tea


It seems like only yesterday that we witnessed Toby McGuire donning the Spider-Man costume. To think that movie was more than a decade ago, but it’s still fresh in a lot of our memories. Fast forward to 2012 and 2014, Sony attempted to revive the franchise by rebooting all the actors and re-telling the same Spider-Man origin story again for a fresh new audience. Overall this decision didn’t turn out too well despite the movies making millions of dollars domestic and overseas.


The actors were already under scrutiny and Andrew Garfield was one of the big targets for the flak. Sally Field, who played Aunt May, wasn’t safe from the criticism as well. She recently appeared on the Howard Stern show and pretty much let loose all her opinions about the character and the entire franchise altogether. When asked by Howard why she didn’t like the the movie and why Aunt May wasn’t all that appealing of a character, her responses were short and to the point.

“Not especially. It’s not my kind of movie. But my friend Laura Ziskin was the producer, and we knew it would be her last film, and she was my first producing partner, and she was a spectacular human.”

On Aunt May.

“Because it’s really hard to find a three dimensional character in it, and you work it as much as you can, but you can’t put ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag.”

If that’s not brutally honest, I don’t know what is. Let’s hope that the recent introduction of Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe helps people change their minds on the constant character reboots. Knowing Marvel, they like to keep things consistent and this is a great step in a different direction for this character and its newly acquired ensemble of actors related to Peter Parker’s storyline.

Source: HitFix

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