So far there have been three Spider-Man trilogies. The most recent one is the one from the MCU and she is about to come to an end. The one before her is the one that Andrew Garfield starred in and we all have to admit that it is the one we remember with the least fondness. The amazing Spiderman – 73% is a good movie, but it’s nothing that has had an impact on the genre.
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On the other hand, The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Menace of Electro – 52% is an example of the dangers of wanting to rush when creating a Cinematic Universe. Sony wanted to imitate the MCU, it still wants to, actually. The consequence of that is that in that film they did not focus on just telling a story; they wanted to leave open the possibilities for multiple films that they had in hand. The result was a film that was a narrative disaster in many ways. The reality is that creating a coherent Cinematic Universe requires patience to create the connections, otherwise you end up with a film that is more of an introduction to various plots than a full-fledged story.
That’s what happened to said tape. For the same reason, it was not liked by fans or critics and ended the arachnid career of Andrew Garfield. He had to hang up his spider suit after that. All the plans that Sony had with the character and their gallery of villains had to be kept in the freezer until years later Marvel helped them create a better trilogy from which they are building a new cinematic universe.
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Something that we have all wondered is how was the experience of Garfield working on those tapes at the time. The actor was recently interviewed by Variety and there the subject came up. He first spoke well of the matter, but then revealed that he had his differences with Amy Pascal, although he assured that they actually get along. Here are his words about this situation:
That was just beautiful. I was able to meet Emma Stone and work with her and Sally Field. I had karma with Amy Pascal, who was a mother figure and we were fighting, but in the end, we loved each other on a deep level. We tried to find ourselves as half as we could in terms of what she wanted to do in this role and what her needs were as head of the studio.
It definitely sounds like there were some differences on what they both wanted for that role. Maybe that also had something to do with the disaster that was the second film.
On the other hand, in that same interview he again flatly denied that he is going to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He has to deny it often, but the media will keep asking. Thats the reality. Here’s what he said now:
I understand why people are freaking out about the concept of that because I’m a fan too. You can’t help but imagine scenes and moments of ‘Oh my gosh, how fucking cool would it be if they did that?’ But it is important for me to say publicly that this is not something that I am consciously involved in. But I know that I will not be able to say anything to convince anyone that I do not know what is happening. No matter what I say, I’m screwed. Either it will be really disappointing for people or it will be really exciting.
On the other hand, a few months ago he confused us all by saying “never say never” during an interview with Acces Online:
I of course have heard all the rumors around […] I hate being given the responsibility of disappointing people. Um, but, yeah, no, it’s not something they asked me or anything like that, but you know, never say never.
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