There is a great excitement among fans about the Spider-Man getting a reboot and joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, in all the excitement, it can't be forgotten that it has been only one year since "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" hit the big screen. Also, it is only the second movie of Andrew Garfield donning the web slinger's suit.
It is hard to think of Spider-Man and not feel sorry for the British actor, who, according to certain sources, was not even informed when Sony and Marvel decided to reboot the franchise with an entire new cast and crew.
In a recent interview while promoting his new movie, "99 Homes", Garfield was questioned about the reboot and what he learnt from being the famous wall-crawler. His reply was overwhelming and it clearly reflected that like most of the fans, he was not much happy with the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".
Garfield said, "Well, nothing, because I was never Spider-Man. Because Spider-Man's a fictional character, not real. You know what's funny, to give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going...ego shit came in. It's like, okay, here it is, I'm f***ing Spider-Man, I f***ing made it. All that shit. I didn't actually make it. I was never Spider-Man."
Earlier too, when asked how he felt about Tom Holland being his successor in the new Spidey reboot, Garfield gave a very heartfelt response saying now he "can be a fan again instead of weighing the responsibility of playing the superhero".
On the question of why the decision to remove him from the franchise was taken by Sony and Marvel, the actor said that all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that he don't want in public.
Undoubtedly, Garfield is going to be missed as Spider-Man and all the new elements Mark Webb introduced with "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise, especially the love chemistry between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).
However, the decision may turn out to be good as it did with Toby Maguire's Spider-Man reboot.
Garfield is pretty excited with Spidey finally joining the other members of Avengers and has indeed proven that on screen or not, he possesses the "amazing" traits within himself.