Since the Sony email debacle and subsequent deal with Marvel, while many fans have rejoiced that Spider-Man is back home where he belongs, still others have been upset by the fact that actor Andrew Garfield was unceremoniously jettisoned from the role before he truly had the chance to be in a Spider-Man film that did his talents justice.
But in speaking with ET, Garfield reveals that there are, despite what stories said, no hard feelings on his part about it. In fact, he's rather relieved he no longer has to take the blame for a failing franchise any longer:
"I’m just really excited to just be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it," he said.
Many fans might remember that before he was cast, Garfield himself was a fan of Spidey just like the rest of us. And it was made fairly clear, through the stories that circulated, that he wasn't at all happy with what Sony executive meddling did to the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. One can imagine it would have been incredibly frustrating for the actor, locked into a contract, to see the ill-advised direction it was taking without being able to stop it.
Still, Garfield was more than gracious when the talk turned to his thoughts on Tom Holland taking the role he just vacated. In fact, he couldn't be more excited.
"It feels lovely," he gushed, "especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor. He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor."
What a classy guy, no? Say what you will about him and how the ASM movies panned out, but he truly seems like a good dude. And he's not wrong about The Impossible. For those of you still skeptical about Holland's capabilities, I urge you to watch that movie, because he is incredible in it and virtually steals the film away from veteran, decorated actors like Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
As for Garfield, with two movies coming up in Silence and Hacksaw Ridge that each have a legitimate chance of nabbing him an Oscar nomination, I don't think we have to worry about the actor landing on his feet post-Spider-Man.
Tom Holland's Spider-Man debut will be seen in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), in theaters on May 6, 2016.