Andrew Garfield thinks Tom Holland is the perfect Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield shares his thoughts on Tom Holland from Spider-Man: No Way Home, calling him the perfect star for the role.
The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield shares his thoughts on Spider-Man: No Path Home‘s Tom Holland, calling him the perfect star for the role. Garfield first appeared as a Marvel webslinger in Sony’s rebooted franchise after the Tobey Maguire-led series fell apart during development of a fourth film. Social network the star would only star in two films before the series was rebooted again for the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to weak box office returns and mixed critical reception from The Incredible Spider-Man 2.
Holland would be the one chosen to bring Spider-Man to the MCU in Captain America: Civil War before directing two solo films released and making appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and End of Game. His third upcoming solo film, Spider-Man: No Path Home, sees Peter’s life turned upside down after his secret identity is revealed by Mysterio at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home and turns to Dr. Stephen Strange to use a spell to erase everyone’s memory of their identities, only to cause a tear in the fabric of time and space. Parker will be forced to face a host of villains, including Sam Raimi’s Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus Spider Man Jamie Foxx’s trilogy and Electro The Incredible Spider-Man 2.
Garfield recently caught up with Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his work in the next biopic Tammy Faye’s eyes, during which the conversation shifted to the actor’s supposed appearance in Spider-Man: No Path Home. After dispelling rumors once again that he would be in the MCU movie, Garfield opened up about his love for the Dutch iteration of the titular hero and how he enjoyed no longer being the keeper of the franchise’s secrets. See what Garfield said below:
“I think Tom Holland is just the perfect Peter Parker and Spider-Man so I’m just super happy. I’m just going back to being a fan, which is my favorite position, so I can sit in the audience and say, ‘Yeah, you fucked up, man, you didn’t do it as well as you could.’ I become that guy who says to me, “Yeah, I don’t really like the costume.” [laughs]”
At this point in the game, audiences shouldn’t be surprised to hear Garfield continue to silence rumors of an appearance in Spider-Man: No Path Home, but it’s nice to hear his love for Holland’s portrayal of the character. While Garfield’s films weren’t critical darlings like Holland’s, his take on the character received consistent critical praise for the realistic and emotional approach to the character as well as a return to the sarcastic character known from the comics. Since he received his due in Spider-Man: Homecoming, audiences also fell in love with Holland’s portrayal for capturing his awkward teenage years and mix of wit and emotions.
After being thrown in The Amazing Spider-Man, Garfield has often discussed his love for comics and his desire to stay true to the source material, which makes his humorous comments about being a rowdy purist sitting in an audience for Spider-Man: No Path Home all the more funny and understandable. While he didn’t elaborate on his feelings about Holland’s costume after the joke, it’s interesting that it comes shortly after the current Spider-Man criticized Garfield’s portrayal for his use of Web shooters who “didn’t really make sense. Even though Garfield’s heckling is a bit of a hit in Holland, his anticipation is just as high as the public for Spider-Man: No Path Home as it hits theaters on December 17th.
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Source: Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon
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