Andrew Garfield Discusses “Spider-Man”

12/26/2010 Posted by Admin

Andrew Garfield Discusses “Spider-Man”

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By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto

While the “Spider-Man” musical seems to be turning into the worst disaster the entertainment industry has seen since “Gigli,” we have high hopes for the upcoming reboot of the franchise. Sure, Sam Raimi did a fantastic job adapting the classic comic book character to the big screen, but there’s nothing wrong with seeing a new take on the material when talented people are involved.

And in this case, they are. Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field and Martin Sheen rumored to play Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and strong director Marc Webb at the helm? Those are some very good reasons to be excited.

Another one is Andrew Garfield, who, after wowing audiences with his portrayal of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin in 2010’s “The Social Network,” will be stepping into the tights. He may be 27 years old, but in this case, it’s nice to know that we have an actor who at least looks like he could pass as a high school student.

Production on the film recently began and everyone’s taking a break for the holiday, but The Hollywood Reporter was able to get some quotes from Garfield on the film.

“I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized,” he said, clearly showing appreciation for the boost that this role will give his career.

He also admitted that the physical training involved was fairly rigorous for the relatively waif-ish actor. “Rest assured, there's a lot of people who are helping me with it because I have no discipline in that respect,” he says, while also pointing out that Peter Parker needs to give the appearance of strength while also looking like a realistic teenager. Odds are, we won’t be confusing Garfield with Mark Wahlberg anytime soon.

Fans seem to have mixed feelings about the idea of a “Spider-Man” reboot so soon after the first stab at the franchise ended, but as was mentioned, at least some talented people have been brought on to the project. They could have hired someone like Michael Bay, after all…

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