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Andrew Garfield was pushing Sony to bring Spider-Man into Marvel's universe

08.28.2015

There was much rejoicing when Spider-Man finally returned home to Marvel (although I guess a better term would be shared-custody) and Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the last two films, recently told Uproxx that he couldn't be happier that Sony has finally joined up with Marvel:

I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it.

Before what would have been THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 was cancelled, Andrew Garfield revealed that he had begun to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman:

I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved on the ground level like that. But, anyway, it wasn’t meant to be. As I say, I’m just really excited that I get to watch.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN wasn't a bad film and I quite liked Garfield in the role, but its sequel, despite a small handful of decent moments and finally getting the costume spot-on, unfortunately put the nail in Spider-Man's coffin; teaming up with Marvel was pretty much the only way Sony could save face. I had hoped that there would be some way for Andrew Garfield to continue playing Spider-Man for Marvel, but I'm opening up to the possibilities that a fresh start with a new actor (Tom Holland) will bring.

Our first solo SPIDER-MAN film with Tom Holland is set for a July 28, 2017 release, but our first look at the new Spidey will come in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR on May 6, 2016.

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4:24PM on 08/30/2015
Kurtzman and Orci are terrible writers. I call them the reverse Lord and Miller: they get amazing projects and make horrible movies with them. Keeping Kurtzman could not have bode well for the sequels, even if I really liked Garfield's performance.
Kurtzman and Orci are terrible writers. I call them the reverse Lord and Miller: they get amazing projects and make horrible movies with them. Keeping Kurtzman could not have bode well for the sequels, even if I really liked Garfield's performance.
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5:29PM on 08/29/2015
I think the downfall of both ASM movies were the villains. I mean Lizard turns midtown into lizard mutants with no word of the after effects later on. Electro destroys Times Square and blacks out a good lot of the city, no word.

Also piggybacking on The Clif, I agree taking the responsibility off the hands of Peter really hurt the reboot. Having Ben say some convoluted bit instead of saying "With great power comes great responsibility" hurt and took away the immediate impact of his and
I think the downfall of both ASM movies were the villains. I mean Lizard turns midtown into lizard mutants with no word of the after effects later on. Electro destroys Times Square and blacks out a good lot of the city, no word.

Also piggybacking on The Clif, I agree taking the responsibility off the hands of Peter really hurt the reboot. Having Ben say some convoluted bit instead of saying "With great power comes great responsibility" hurt and took away the immediate impact of his and ultimately Gwen's death.

On the positive side, I enjoyed Garfield's bit as Spider-Man (snark and all) and I thought in ASM2 he nailed the balance between Parker and his alter ego perfectly (I thought the idea of his ghosts following him was an interesting touch). The biggest shame is that with the cast they had for these movies they didn't know how to implement them to their fullest.
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4:22PM on 08/29/2015
Andrew was a good Spider-Man, but a bad Peter Parker. It wasn't his fault, but the writer's and director's. Just like Raimi's version, the developers failed to understand that Peter and Spiderman are very symbiotic (Toby was a good Peter, but a bad Spidey). Parker needed to be weak, nerdy and insecure. Spider-man is his outlet to release his frustrations and anxieties and to be the best versions of himself. That's why he was so funny and that's what made him so relatable and lovable. Any other
Andrew was a good Spider-Man, but a bad Peter Parker. It wasn't his fault, but the writer's and director's. Just like Raimi's version, the developers failed to understand that Peter and Spiderman are very symbiotic (Toby was a good Peter, but a bad Spidey). Parker needed to be weak, nerdy and insecure. Spider-man is his outlet to release his frustrations and anxieties and to be the best versions of himself. That's why he was so funny and that's what made him so relatable and lovable. Any other version of Peter just doesn't work, I believe.

Also changing the story around so that he essentially played no part in Ben and Gwen's death ruined the whole underlying theme of Power and Responsibility and learning from your mistakes to be a better man (hero). Say what you will, but Ben going for the robber's gun is what got him killed and Gwen's "independent woman" speech before the goblin fight extinguished Peter's responsibility in the whole incident. Gwen chose to be there.

He has no blood on his hands.
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11:11PM on 08/29/2015
Exactly. Gwen pretty much brought it on herself. Peter's first outings as Spider-Man should have been a case of a bully victim becoming the bully, and how the consequences destroyed the lives of those around him. The way they handled Electro's story was also really stupid and just destroyed all the character progression that Spidey might have had. But then, it's no surprise since Garfield's Peter Parker was never actually bullied. He was just a self proclaimed badboy outcast.
Exactly. Gwen pretty much brought it on herself. Peter's first outings as Spider-Man should have been a case of a bully victim becoming the bully, and how the consequences destroyed the lives of those around him. The way they handled Electro's story was also really stupid and just destroyed all the character progression that Spidey might have had. But then, it's no surprise since Garfield's Peter Parker was never actually bullied. He was just a self proclaimed badboy outcast.
12:26PM on 08/29/2015
Garfield was great as Spider-Man, just got cast in the wrong reboot of it. I would have liked to see him continue on in the role but I guess another reboot and another teenage Peter Parker was the best option.
Garfield was great as Spider-Man, just got cast in the wrong reboot of it. I would have liked to see him continue on in the role but I guess another reboot and another teenage Peter Parker was the best option.
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3:46AM on 08/29/2015
Yea the above clip is pretty much the only good scene in the movie.
Yea the above clip is pretty much the only good scene in the movie.
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11:00PM on 08/28/2015

Agreed with people here

Garfield was a great Peter Parker and embodied the charisma and swagger but the nerdyness/outcast vulnerability of peter parker. Something that Tobey just didn't have. He was just a flat out loser.
Garfield was a great Peter Parker and embodied the charisma and swagger but the nerdyness/outcast vulnerability of peter parker. Something that Tobey just didn't have. He was just a flat out loser.
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3:49AM on 08/29/2015
I see it as the other way around, Garfield was better as Spider-Man's persona but Maguire was the better Peter Parker, he's suppossed to be kinda of a loser. Garfield made Parker kind of a douchebag.
I see it as the other way around, Garfield was better as Spider-Man's persona but Maguire was the better Peter Parker, he's suppossed to be kinda of a loser. Garfield made Parker kind of a douchebag.
10:53PM on 08/28/2015
You know, I wouldn't have mind to see Garfield with Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane. She is pretty without being too sexy and there's an unquestionable warmth to her character when I watch her in The Faults in Our Stars. Almost motherly, even. It would have been a good comeback story if we finally get a Mary Jane that for once isn't always or frequently the damsel in distress. Whenever I watch Gwen's scenes in the first two movies where she is always insisting to get in on the action and exposing
You know, I wouldn't have mind to see Garfield with Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane. She is pretty without being too sexy and there's an unquestionable warmth to her character when I watch her in The Faults in Our Stars. Almost motherly, even. It would have been a good comeback story if we finally get a Mary Jane that for once isn't always or frequently the damsel in distress. Whenever I watch Gwen's scenes in the first two movies where she is always insisting to get in on the action and exposing herself to unnecessary dangers, I cringed. She took on a more active role than Raimi's Mary Jane who was always the ignorantly innocent bystander, but the writers failed to write Gwen as a realistic character who didn't just exist to torture Peter's psyche on his way to be the hero that he must become.
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10:44PM on 08/28/2015
He's a good actor, but made for a shitty Peter Parker/Spider Man. Glad that the rights finally went back to Marvel and by the time the new rebooted film arrives, we'll forget the trainwreck which were Amazing Spider Man 1 and 2.
He's a good actor, but made for a shitty Peter Parker/Spider Man. Glad that the rights finally went back to Marvel and by the time the new rebooted film arrives, we'll forget the trainwreck which were Amazing Spider Man 1 and 2.
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2:37AM on 08/29/2015
Shut up Meg!
Shut up Meg!
12:27PM on 08/29/2015
Garfield was the only good thing about the reboot.
Garfield was the only good thing about the reboot.
1:28PM on 08/29/2015
The rights hasn't gone back to Marvel. Sony and Marvel Films just came up with an understanding, that's all. The next solo Spider-Man movie will still be distributed by Sony.
The rights hasn't gone back to Marvel. Sony and Marvel Films just came up with an understanding, that's all. The next solo Spider-Man movie will still be distributed by Sony.
10:19PM on 08/28/2015
Garfield was the only one making any sense in those Sony meetings, strange.
Garfield was the only one making any sense in those Sony meetings, strange.
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10:02PM on 08/28/2015

Screw the haters: Andrew Garfileld was a great Spider-Man

the only things I didn't like were (a) that they cast an actor in his late twenties as a teenager, and (b) that the scripts didn't do him any favours.

I hope Garfield finds another franchise. He deserves it.
the only things I didn't like were (a) that they cast an actor in his late twenties as a teenager, and (b) that the scripts didn't do him any favours.

I hope Garfield finds another franchise. He deserves it.
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10:21PM on 08/28/2015
Hell yeah!
Hell yeah!
9:40PM on 08/28/2015

The writing for Amazing Spider-Man 2 was horrrible

They could easily have made good Spider-Man movies without getting Marvel involved but they just didn't know how.
They could easily have made good Spider-Man movies without getting Marvel involved but they just didn't know how.
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8:30PM on 08/28/2015
"Iím just really excited that I get to watch." Sounds pretty down to Earth and definitely relatable.
"Iím just really excited that I get to watch." Sounds pretty down to Earth and definitely relatable.
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8:08PM on 08/28/2015
I would have liked to have seen Garfield's Spiderman get involved with the Avengers instead of another reboot. I actually think it would make for a compelling story as well. Peter questions ever becoming Spider-man again after Gwen's death, but gets recruited by the Avengers and they help him find his path and confidence. Even with Amazing Spiderman 2 being weak, series like X-Men, Star Trek, and Bond have been able to deliver a great follow-up after a disappointing film (although normally you
I would have liked to have seen Garfield's Spiderman get involved with the Avengers instead of another reboot. I actually think it would make for a compelling story as well. Peter questions ever becoming Spider-man again after Gwen's death, but gets recruited by the Avengers and they help him find his path and confidence. Even with Amazing Spiderman 2 being weak, series like X-Men, Star Trek, and Bond have been able to deliver a great follow-up after a disappointing film (although normally you need a change in director).
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11:04PM on 08/28/2015
It wouldn't work with the way the Marvel Cinematic Universe was built. It might work using the old comic book trope of converging dimensions, but not with the pretense that The Avengers and Sony's Spider-Man coexisted since the very beginning.
It wouldn't work with the way the Marvel Cinematic Universe was built. It might work using the old comic book trope of converging dimensions, but not with the pretense that The Avengers and Sony's Spider-Man coexisted since the very beginning.
12:42AM on 08/29/2015
I would have loved to see Garfield's Spider-Man in the MCU, but I would have hated for them to have to acknowledge Amazing Spider-Man 2 as MCU canon. I agree, other series have built good follow ups after a bad movie, but in my opinion the MCU hasn't has a weak film as far as writing. Sure, movies like First Avenger, Thor, and Incredible Hulk may not have been as good as the films that followed them, but on their own they weren't bad, and they didn't have poor writing/cutting that ruined what
I would have loved to see Garfield's Spider-Man in the MCU, but I would have hated for them to have to acknowledge Amazing Spider-Man 2 as MCU canon. I agree, other series have built good follow ups after a bad movie, but in my opinion the MCU hasn't has a weak film as far as writing. Sure, movies like First Avenger, Thor, and Incredible Hulk may not have been as good as the films that followed them, but on their own they weren't bad, and they didn't have poor writing/cutting that ruined what could have been a good movie. Even on its own, AS2 was just bad, save for a few parts (as always Garfield and Stone were perfect, and the last ten-fifteen minutes were golden Spider-Man material, from Gwen's death to the end), but I would just have a bad taste if Marvel had had to incorporate the major plot inconsistencies that AS2 had into their official continuity. It's a minor quibble, I know, but think of it as though Nolan's Batman Begins were actually a sequel to Batman and Robin. Even if it didn't change how awesome Batman Begins was, knowing that it was connected to Batman and Robin would piss everyone off.
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