With the disappointing critical and box-office reception for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” effectively cancelling all future plans for the Andrew Garfield-led incarnation of the franchise, the world has moved on.
These days Marvel and Sony are bosom buddies and a new Spider-Man played by Tom Holland is in place and ready to get his first solo film next year with “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Everyone seems much more upbeat on the franchise now, surprisingly that includes Garfield as well who tells Fandango that it’s a good thing the third film fell apart:
“To be honest, I would not have been able to work with Mel Gibson and Martin Scorsese if I had done Spider-Man 3. I’m incredibly grateful that I get to now go and watch another man play Spider-Man, who I think is a fantastic actor in Tom Holland.”
Garfield stars in Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” and Scorsese’s “Silence” which are both due out soon. Despite the happier front now, Garfield was reportedly noticeably distraught when the franchise fell apart and previously said in interviews that he had started to workshop ideas with writer Alex Kurtzman before word came.