“I didn’t actually make it. I was never Spider-Man” said Andrew Garfield. The actor revealed that he felt like he failed to bring Spider-Man to life properly in a recent interview. It’s no secret that both The Amazing Spider-Man films were flops for both Sony Pictures and fans. Neither film came close to the success Sam Raimi had with his trilogy. With the franchise being rebooted for the second time by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, the Amazing Spider-Man has spoke about his part in both films’ failure.
He first explained that it started by letting the role go to his head. “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*@&!?g Spider-Man. I f*@&!?g made it.’… I didn’t actually make it. I was never Spider-Man.”
Andrew Garfield went on to mention other deficiencies:
I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn’t rescue those films… 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.
Keep in mind that this is no ordinary superhero from a comic book. Garfield had to take on possibly the most popular Marvel character ever made.
All in all, Garfield learned the hard way: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Now Tom Holland will portray Spider-Man, making his debut in May of next year in Captain America: Civil War. Holland will then be placed in the same situation that Garfield was when the next Spider-Man reboot is released on July 28, 2017.
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