AceShowbiz - Andrew Garfield has opened up about the reason why he "struggled" playing Spider-Man. The second actor who depicted the iconic wall-crawler after Tobey Maguire revealed to TheWrap that he found it difficult to portray the character because he didn't feel like he fit into the tight red-and-blue costume.
"[The role brought] a different set of values and a different hierarchy of priorities," "The Amazing Spider-Man" star said, recalling his very different roles in his previous movies like "The Social Network" and "Never Let Me Go". "And we all know what those are. I struggled with that. I wasn't having the total experience that I remembered having," he added.
Garfield would still be playing Spider-Man if everything went as planned, as Sony had planned to build a "Spider-Man" cinematic universe before "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was released back in 2014. But due to the second Marc Webb-directed movie's underperformance, Sony teamed up with Marvel to reboot the franchise yet again in the following year.
This time, however, the beloved character would be part of the MCU and depicted by another actor, with Tom Holland already making his debut as Spidey in this year's "Captain America: Civil War". He will reprise his role in "Spider-Man: Homecoming", which is set to arrive in U.S. theaters next year on July 7.
Meanwhile, Garfield stars in Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" and Martin Scorsese's "Silence", which are currently playing in theaters. The 33-year-old actor's performance as Desmond Doss in Gibson's war drama earned him a Golden Globe nomination earlier this month.