The new (British) Peter Parker has spoken a few words regarding his gig as Spider-Man. A couple months ago it was announced that Andrew Garfield would take over the role of the webslinger from Tobey Maguire in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot. The actor recently spoke to THR, about his new, daunting job and the pressure being put on him to fill out those tights!
I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, “Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?” [laughs] “Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks…” So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, This is what we’ve been waiting for.
Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true f*cking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.
Production on Spider-Man is slated to begin in December and the release date is set for July 3, 2012. So far his leading lady hasn’t been cast but the shortlist has been revealed. It doesn’t look like Mary Jane Watson will be a part of this one.
What do you think of Garfield’s outlook on being the new Spidey? Was he the right choice?