This past summer, Tom Holland may have stolen the mantel of Spider-Man with just his appearance in Captain America: Civil War (totally deserving of the title: web-head), but Garfield wasn’t quite ready to give up the role as he made one last appearance as Spidey, albeit in a way more budget-conscious way. Kimmel asked the actor when he’d last worn the Spider-Man costume. “It was last night,” Garfield joked. “No, two nights ago, brushing my teeth,” he deadpanned. “Just a ritual, keeping the flame burning as long as I possibly can.”
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Our favorite Hollywood Blvd. Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/dro940viCN
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) October 27, 2016
Garfield stars in the upcoming film Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson. The film is garnering strong reviews and continues the actor’s trajectory to leave his superhero past behind him and embrace a career better suited for an actor of his potential.
If that wasn’t enough, recently Garfield has been very open with what just happened regarding his term as Spider-Man, lending praise to both Holland, Marvel Studios and Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s potential to be something truly great. The actor has even gone on record to share his dismay on many unanswered questions the first two Amazing Spider-Man films left on the table.
Apparently, Garfield is as much in the dark as we are when it comes to who exactly Gustav Fiers was in the movies. A character seen at the end of both Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, visiting Dr. Connors in his cell. and later working with Harry Osborn to set-up the Sinister Six spin-off movie that never happened, but was meant to invoke a larger conspiracy around Peter Parker and his mysterious father’s past.
I don’t know that the filmmakers knew who the hell that guy was! [Laughs] I don’t know, actually. I actually don’t know. No. But the good news is that now none of us are ever going to find out, because that version of Spider-Man is no longer. Now we got Tom Holland, who I really think is going to do some beautiful stuff.
Think about what Amazing Spider-Man 2 was. If anything it was an incredible debacle, one that had the audacity to cast Chris Cooper as Norman Osborne; trim his scenes down considerably. Cast Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson in a subplot that was completely taken out. Then throw together an ambitious amount of villains and plot twists such as bringing Peter’s dead dad back to life. It was all a half-baked series, guided by studio interference and a director who was over his head for the most part.
Garfield has since gone on record saying he is a bit relieved there wasn’t an Amazing Spider-Man 3, because he wouldn’t have had the opportunity to work with such directors as Mel Gibson and the forthcoming Martin Scorsese movie Silence.
Check out Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge on November 4th and Silence on December 23rd.
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