With “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies now a distant memory, looking back at the two films and the criticism of them indicates one common consensus – stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were the best thing about them by a long shot.
With Garfield now being replaced by a younger Tom Holland in the role for the upcoming Marvel-approved and younger version of the character, the actor has proven gracious and even somewhat relieved by the release of the enormous pressure that came with playing such an iconic character.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the HFPA’s Annual Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills this week, Garfield spoke about being replaced:
“It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor. He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor. And [he’s] a dancer, so his body’s the right [form]. I’m just really excited to just be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it.”
In a separate interview with E! Online, he was a bit more reflective:
“It’s a mixed bag and it’s a blessing. I got to do it twice. I got to meet incredible artists. I got to have a wild experience and now I get to let it go, which is actually a really lovely thing. I’m very kind of at peace with it. It ran its course… I can’t wait to watch. I just can’t wait to be a fan again and just watch and enjoy myself watching.”
Tom Holland has reportedly already shot his first scenes as Peter Parker for next year’s “Captain America: Civil War”.