In a recent interview with The Associated Press Andrew Garfield talked a little more about playing Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man in the upcoming 3D reboot being directed by (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb.
Just so you all know, it's okay to be excited fort this new Spider-Man reboot. I know it might seem a little soon, but the project has some great talent involved that are going to bring us something great.
Garfield reveals in the interview that he's been a fan of the superhero since he was four years old, but seriously... who of us haven't been a fan of Spider-Man since we were kids!? I was wearing Spider-Man pajamas since I was two. He explains that the appeal of the character is "his youth, his relatability, his struggle. He was just this skinny boy. He was a skinny boy who felt stronger on the inside than he looked on the outside, and I related to it immediately, and it stayed with me as I grew up."
Every single generation of the comic, the cartoons and the movies, it all means a great deal to me. It was always something that gave me hope as a skinny little kid whose sense of injustice about the world didn't match his sense of strength about his body. I found it so inspiring and uplifting and reassuring. To be a part of that mythology and that legacy is a true honor.
Garfield's Never Let Me Go co-star Carey Mulligan then added:
Those big superhero films or comic films only ever work when the actors are completely truthful. If they go in with a stylized, comic book version of the performance, it's not going to work. But I know that Andrew will play the truth of what it's like to be that man in that situation. I think it'll be like what Heath Ledger did with the Joker. Andrew, he has no other way of working other than doing things with complete truth."
Garfield is ready to start his training regimen for his web-slinging role which is going to start shooting in December. He explains what they are going for in terms of the look and build of the character.
We're just talking about where we want to go with it and what kind of body shape it should be. What the skill set should be. I know I'm going to be doing a lot of flexibility training and a lot of strength training, because I have to swing and stuff. I'm just guessing, but it's all kind of early stages.
He goes on to explain:
I'm not doing it for any of the peripheral stuff. We could be making a short film, a short Spider-Man film with an unknown director, with no money, and I'd do it just to be able to play as Spider-Man. That's like a childhood fantasy come to life. It's an adult fantasy, as well. I'm still climbing up the door frames in my house. It's just a bigger space I'm going to be climbing in now, with a bit more money behind it, and the cameras filming it.
Well, this won't be a a little short no budget Spider-Man film, so he's living his full on dream to get to play one of his favorite comic book characters on the big screen, and get paid to do it with a big budget and a great director.
I'm excited to see how this movie comes together in terms of story, and style.