Ask Andrew Garfield about Spider-Man related issues, and he tends to have an answer - even when it comes to the superhero's resemblance to Jesus. As a result, it should come as no surprise that the actor would have a response ready prepared for the question of whether a certain Miles Morales would come into the movie Spider-Man's life.
Morales is (SPOILER alert) a young man who takes up the Spider-Man mantle in the Ultimate Marvel continuity. He has been the subject of some controversy over the years - both for having an African American father and Latina mother, and for replacing Peter Parker in the iconic suit after he his killed.
Andrew Garfield is usually pretty comfortable with controversy, but when asked about whether we would be seeing an Ultimate Spider-Man movie featuring Morales, his response was more reflective:
"I have given that thought...Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character's comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It's something I'm really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don't have an answer, but I think it's actually a really important move. I think it's a really beautiful and important move."
He also discussed the nature of his role as Peter Parker - and the time limit that is built into that:
[These movies] take a lot of time and energy and passion and love -- which I give as freely as I possibly can, and as wholly as I possibly can. I know that all I want to make sure of is that this is a complete set. I don't want it to be things like -- I want it to feel like a circle. I want the two ends to join, somehow. I don't know what that means, yet. I don't know what that means in terms of the quantity of Spider-Man movies I do. But I know that I don't particularly want to be a 40-year-old Spider-Man...I do know that time is fleeting.
All of which makes it sound as though the nature of his transition out of the Spider-Universe is very much at the forefront of Garfield's mind - and that a switch from Peter Parker to Mile Morales isn't being written off, at least by him.