Andrew Garfield Pushed For Spider-Man To Reconnect With Marvel

On Friday, we spoke to Andrew Garfield about his new film, 99 Homes, which, kind of crazily, marks his first non-Spider-Man movie since 2010’s The Social Network. The full interview will run closer to the film’s September 25th release, but since Garfield spoke about his time as Spider-Man — and how he’s looking forward to the next movie starring Tom Holland, and how he had always wanted Spider-Man as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — we’re sharing this aspect of the interview now. And Garfield seems genuinely happy about his time as Spider-Man and is looking forward to what Marvel might do with the character.

“I’m really, really grateful for the whole ride of it,” Garfield told us. “And I’m really excited for the next one.”

Garfield elaborated on the abrupt cancellation of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 — more specifically, he says he had petitioned Sony to team up with Marvel. Garfield also gives us a hint of what The Amazing Spider-Man 3 might have looked like.

With the next Spider-Man movie, you can just watch it like the rest of us.

Exactly, yeah. And I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it.

Were you ever in talks with Marvel to continue on as Peter?

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.

Did you know what would have happened in The Amazing Spider-Man 3?

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 full interview with Andrew Garfield will run closer to 99 Homes’ September 25th release.]

Mike Ryan has written for The Huffington Post, Wired, Vanity Fair and New York magazine. He is senior entertainment writer at Uproxx. You can contact him directly on Twitter.