Andrew Garfield Says He's Open To Maybe Playing Spider-Man Again
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home. If you somehow have managed to evade spoilers for a highly-publicized movie that came out almost a month ago, check for a spider bite, because you may actually have superpowers. Don't f---k it up by reading this article.
Aside from starring in a handful of critically-acclaimed flicks, nabbing several awards and nominations for starring in said critically-acclaimed flicks, and sporting the Spidey suit once again in Spider-Man: No Way Home, (a.k.a the live-action adaptation of that one Spider-Man pointing meme) 2021 was kind of a rough year for Andrew Garfield – at least in terms of getting brutally interrogated by the press.
Despite knowing damn well that Marvel has a variety of intense NDAs and wrathful overlord Kevin Fiege, the press was relentless last year, hounding Garfield – to the brink of insanity -- for an answer about his potential involvement in the film months before he appeared in the Marvel/Sony franchise's third installment alongside reigning Spider-Man, Tom Holland, and actor behind the early aughts iteration of the character, Tobey Maguire, as we all pretty much expected. But despite dealing what is probably best described as an absolute clusterf--k of nosy reporters and Marvel fans doing their damndest to get him to slip, taking after his successor's notoriously loose lips, it seems Garfield isn't swayed, telling Variety that he's “definitely open” to reprising his character “if it felt right”
“Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many,” Garfield explained in a new interview published last week. “He’s a working-class boy from Queens that knows struggle and loss and is deeply empathetic. I would try to borrow Peter Parker’s ethical framework in that, if there was an opportunity to step back in and tell more of that story, I would have to feel very sure and certain in myself.”
Yet even with this openness, it seems the star is pretty pleased with the way he capped off his time in the MCU.
“I am so grateful,” he explained earlier in the interview. 'I’m just really, really grateful that I got to tie up some loose ends for the Peter that I was playing. I love that character and I’m grateful that I got to work with these incredible actors, this incredible director, and Marvel in conjunction with Sony. It was joyful, and a feeling of closure for me. There was so many unanswered questions for my Peter, where we left it. I got to step back in and get some healing for him. And also really supporting Peter, and honoring his character completing that trilogy, not distracting or detracting from it."
So folks, here's to Garfield. Let's be nice to him, press people. He's been through enough.
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