Garfield Was Pushing For Marvel “Spider-Man”

With Marvel and Sony Pictures having joined forces for the next incarnation of the “Spider-Man” franchise with Tom Holland in the lead role, one person who has of late been asked about the character’s on screen future has been the previous Peter Parker himself actor Andrew Garfield.

In a new interview for UpRoxx, Garfield was asked if Marvel ever approached him about putting on the suit one more time:

“No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don’t want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I’m stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man. I’m really, really grateful for the whole ride of it. And I’m really excited for the next one.”

Garfield also revealed that he had been trying to get Sony to ‘hook up’ with Marvel since he first signed on, and he worked on some ideas with screenwriter Alex Kurtzman:

“I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it. 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 first film starring 19-year-old Holland in the role is slated for release July 2017.