Andrew Garfield has gone from defending the Amazing Spider-Man series that he was a part of from 2012 to 2014 to finally admitting there were some pretty significant problems with it.
In a new Actors on Actors interview, a series from Variety that gets actors to interview each other, Garfield told Amy Adams that he learned pretty early on that when it came to major Hollywood blockbusters, story and character development did not always go hand in hand.
“I signed up to serve the story and to serve this incredible character I'd been dressing as since I was 3, and then it gets compromised, and it breaks my heart,” Garfield said. “I got heartbroken a little bit.
“I found that really, really tricky.”
Garfield added that he thought there was something off-putting about being that young and such a key player in a franchise that large.
“There's something about being that young in that kind of machinery which I think is really dangerous,” Garfield said. “I was still young enough to struggle with the value system, I suppose, of corporate America.”
Garfield started talking about the issues with the film as early as September 2015, just a little over a year after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in theaters. He said he felt a disconnect from the character and the story, adding that it wasn’t fair to fans of the superhero.
The actor did, however, address the future of the superhero, giving his opinion on Tom Holland. Holland is the first Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the company’s purchase of the character’s rights from Sony. Although he made a brief debut in Captain America: Civil War, Holland will make his feature-length premiere in Spider-Man: Homecoming next year. Garfield said that Holland was a fantastic young actor and wished him nothing but success with the character.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters July 7, 2017.