When The Amazing Spider-Man movie came out with Andrew Garfield, many people hoped it would be the re-vamp Spider-Man desperately needed…
But a lot of people were left unhappy or overwhelmed with the two films, which rehashed what has been made before with a different lead.
And whilst Andrew Garfield was probably the most attractive Spider-Man they ever had – I mean, that suit is just… – looks isn’t what the film should have been about.
And Andrew thinks the same.
Speaking of his time on the movie franchise, you would be forgiven for thinking that Andrew felt a little let down with the outcome.
With a film like The Amazing Spider-Man, there’s so much projection and expectation that is inherent in taking on a story and character like that,” he said. “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. Fuck it, bring it on, life’s short. The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it’s not going to happen…You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’ [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.
He continued by saying:
So that aspect of it was a bummer. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they’re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can’t live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations.
Spider-Man is now getting yet another re-vamp, with a younger, fresher role.