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Andrew Garfield Has Waited 24 Years To Play Spider-Man

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Andrew Garfield Has Waited 24 Years To Play Spider-Man

Fans waited for several months to learn the identity of Tobey Maguire’s replacement in the Spider-Man franchise, but the eventual Peter Parker was waiting considerably longer than that. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Andrew Garfield said that he’s spent the majority of his life hoping for a role like Spider-Man to come swinging his way:

I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, “Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?” [laughs] “Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks…” So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, This is what we’ve been waiting for. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true fucking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.

Shooting on Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot gets underway in December, and Garfield is already preparing for the role.

“Flexibility is my main focus right now,” he told THR. “Making sure that I can be as flexible as possible. It’s all kind of starting up so I haven’t really got much to say about it.”

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