Andrew Garfield has been talking about his time as Spider-Man a lot lately, weighing in on everything from his desire to work with Marvel, his regrets about being unable to save the franchise, and how being fired from the franchise was like being “freed” from a prison. Now though, the British actor has commented on the divisive end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
That of course featured Spider-Man returning to action following the death of Gwen Stacy and saving a young boy dressed as him from a suited up Rhino. The sequel cut to black before revealing what happened next, an unsatisfying resolution seeing as Sony had already spoiled much of that fight in the trailers.
“That was one of my favorite parts of the film, and it was my idea,” he says of the interaction between Spider-Man and that brave youngster. “I felt the film was missing me as a seven-year-old. All of us as a seven-year-old, being inspired, and given the strength to be who we are, we can step into fear and be courageous in our own lives. I feel a little bit egotistical mentioning it was my idea. But it’s one of the things I’m really proud of.”
Some time ago, Garfield made some controversial comments about Mary Jane possibly becoming a man in the movies in order for Peter Parker to explore his sexuality. That went down as well as you might imagine, but the actor is sticking to his guns about there one day being a “pansexual” Spider-Man on the big screen.
“We’re scared of things that aren’t us. Love is love. Skin is skin. Flesh is flesh. We’re all wrapped in the same thing. I have no preference. The beauty about Spider-Man, for me, is that he’s covered head to toe. That’s why everyone thinks it could be them in that suit. You don’t see skin color. You don’t see sexual orientation. You don’t see how old the person is, gender, the whole thing. I celebrate that. Anyone can be a hero in their own lives.”
An interesting opinion, but is it one you agree with?