Andrew Garfield is quite glad he didn't do a third Spider-Man movie, Fandango reports. He feels doing the film would have prevented him from the opportunities he's currently enjoying. Garfield will have proment roles in two major upcoming movies: Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson and Silence directed by Martin Scorcese.
"To be honest, I would not have been able to work with Mel Gibson and Martin Scorsese if I had done Spider-Man 3," Garfield said in an interview. He also gave Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man Homecoming, his blessing. "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 emphasizes that he doesn't feel shafted at all by the recasting and is really looking forward to Spider-Man Homecoming. On losing the role he said, "You know what, it's sliding doors, right? There are so many possible outcomes; so many positives and potential downsides to that situation." He went on to say, "If I am being totally honest, I am so excited Spider-Man is back in the hands of Marvel. I think that's a really awesome move. It was a move that I've been advocating since I was offered the Spider-Man gig five or six years ago."
Garfield then praised Holland once more, saying, "I'm also excited for Tom Holland. I think he's a very emotional, truthful, funny, physical actor, and I love the filmmaker -- it all really couldn't be in any better hands. I'm really stoked for it."
Spider-Man Homecoming will be opening on July 7, 2017.
I'm glad to hear Garfield harbors no ill will about the Spider-Man recasting. What do you think? Are you as excited as Garfield is to see Tom Holland star in Spider-Man Homecoming?