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Andrew Garfield on Peter Parker possibly passing the torch to Miles Morales

April 29th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Speaking with CBR about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the subject about how long Andrew Garfield wants to play the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man came up.

When it was mentioned that the Gwen Stacy relationship is from an early part of Peter Parker’s life and he ends up married to Mary Jane for a time, and if he would be willing to play Spidey for the long haul. Garfield replied:

I don’t know. All I know is that these movies are big, and they take a really long time to make. They take a lot of time and energy and passion and love — which I give as freely as I possibly can, and as wholly as I possibly can. I know that all I want to make sure of is that this is a complete set. I don’t want it to be things like — I want it to feel like a circle. I want the two ends to join, somehow. I don’t know what that means, yet. I don’t know what that means in terms of the quantity of Spider-Man movies I do. But I know that I don’t particularly want to be a 40-year-old Spider-Man. [Laughs] I do know that time is fleeting.”

When asked about the possibly of passing the Spider-man mantle to Miles Morales:

“I have given that thought. I think one of the amazing things about Spider-Man is that you don’t see skin color when he’s in the suit. You don’t see any religious beliefs. You don’t see any denominations. Everyone can project themselves into that suit. It’s incredibly powerful in that way. So of course I think it’s important that the openness, the casting, in terms of who could be Spider-Man, could be absolutely anyone. A hero is a hero, whether you’re a man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, black, white or red all over — it doesn’t matter.

Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character’s comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It’s something I’m really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don’t have an answer, but I think it’s actually a really important move. I think it’s a really beautiful and important move.”

That would actually be a good way to continue the franchise without a total reboot in my opinion. Not to mention that I would love to have Miles Morales, who is biracial, on the big screen.

Source: Comic Book Resources


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