With Tom Holland set to take on the role of Spider-Man for the wall-crawler’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War and the subsequent 2017 solo movie, ET Online caught up with former wall-crawler Andrew Garfield, who shared his first comments since Sony’s deal with Marvel to reboot the character.
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“It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor,” said Garfield, who portrayed Spider-Man in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor. And [he’s] a dancer, so his body’s the right [form]. I’m just really excited to just be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it.”
Meanwhile, speaking to E! Online, Garfield was asked how he felt about being replaced as Spidey, responding that: “It’s a mixed bag and it’s a blessing. I got to do it twice. I got to meet incredible artists. I got to have a wild experience and now I get to let it go, which is actually a really lovely thing. I’m very kind of at peace with it. It ran its course.”
Captain America: Civil War opens on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, while the as yet untitled Spider-Man reboot will hit cinemas on July 28th 2017.