Andrew Garfield Discusses Challenges Peter Parker Faces In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

In a recent international interview, actor Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") discusses where Peter Parker and his alter ego Spidey are at in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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By nailbiter111 - 1/23/2014


We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Jamie Foxx is Electro and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn. The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will swing into theaters May 2, 2014.
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Reasonnnn - 1/23/2014, 11:44 PM
I like that Garfield. Can't wait to see him in the new Scorsese opposite Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver.
Kurne - 1/23/2014, 11:48 PM
Untold challenges, right?
JJJameson - 1/24/2014, 12:11 AM
Great interview, Andrew was simply born for this role. I can't wait for this!!
Pending - 1/24/2014, 12:35 AM
All those things he mentioned will most likely be glossed over just like in the first TASM because sequels and stuff.
TheSonOfKrypton - 1/24/2014, 1:05 AM
It's nice to see Garfield getting really inside the character, impressed with his Bolt analogy, this guy has done his homework
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 5:02 AM
everything sounds pretty awesome

i kinda want to buy andrew a coffee there
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/24/2014, 5:43 AM
This movie will make a ton of money(literally) regardless if it's good or bad. Most likely the latter.
Nomis - 1/24/2014, 6:01 AM
First movie was absolute GARBAGE! They better make up for it with this one!
JatevinM - 1/24/2014, 6:08 AM
The first movie was a fun and decent watch I swear some of you act like you're film critics.
DrDoom - 1/24/2014, 6:11 AM
Garfield is one the worst superhero leads in recent memory.

A horrific disgrace to one of comic's most iconic characters. What a waste.
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 6:34 AM
andrew is a better peter than downey is a stark. tasm is better than any solo marvel studios movie. not better than avengers, but i personally like it better. not better than any nolan batman flick and certainly not better than MoS. tasm is a great spider-man movie. tasm 2 is gonna be awesomeness
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 6:43 AM
i've yet to hear anybody say just one valid reason why the movie was "bad"
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:03 AM
even if you can say "scenarios were the same as raimi movies", it doesn't make the movie "bad"

i though the lizard was pretty good. he did his job just fine

rip off? really?

yeah, and he can infect more people in that time. and so on, until he gains some sort of vantage or obtains what he wants

everything with peter was great. he's made some choices in the comics. many times. some good, some bad. welcome to spider-man

she likes the parker. 'nuff said

ben was fantastic. martin sheen is the man

at one point may actually did want some eggs, correct. at the end of the movie? no


ain't got nuthin'
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:10 AM
marc webb actually stated that there will be more of an explanation of the spiders

maybe cameras DID see him? oooh

the lady at the desk didn't seem to care about any accent. why do you?

as it turns out, nobody got nosy and checked out peter's name badge

i think it would have been extremely difficult for peter to make the web fluid on his own. he built the shooters himself

yeah, the crane scene was a nice turn of events


and yet...still nothing
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:13 AM
okay. i still think it was a great version of peter parker. loved what they did with the movie
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:19 AM
you're just nit-picking and whining in little sentences. you haven't made one valid point on why the movie was "bad". you're just kinda whining
JJJameson - 1/24/2014, 7:33 AM
Captain Stacy never said he should not be with Gwen. He said leave Gwen out of this. Captain Stacy died a hero, and just like Gwen said at Peter's porch after her father's funeral, she grew up knowing that one day he couldn't go back home. By SotoJuiceMan's logic, Captain Stacy shouldn't have a wife and kids either, because this is a dangerous world and been a hero can ending up putting your loved ones in harm' sway from time to time.

SotoJuiceMan, you are a Batman and DC fanboy. Most of DC characters are infallible and flawless, especially Batman. If instead of Spider-Man, it was Batman the guy who asked to leave her daughter out of this, maybe it'd go the way you think it should go, but the point of Spider-Man is that he is just like us. He is flawed. More than that, he is human. You don't see great cops that live a celibatical life, do you? Going further, would Gwen live more or less without Peter around? The beauty of Spider-Man is that he is just like us. If anything, Nolan's Batman was out of character because Batman would never consider quitting for no one, neither Rachel or Selina. Batman is a force of nature. Spider-Man is the hero inside all of us. And that's okay, even if that hero some time fails or doesn't make what it seems as the best decision, even if just at a superficial level.
JJJameson - 1/24/2014, 7:38 AM
@SotoJuiceMan

Without Arad, we probably wouldn't have a superhero genre today. He literally build the foundations of what Marvel Studios is today. I love Kevin Feige and Chris Nolan to death for all hat they accomplished with this genre, but I find the fad from part of the fandom that badmouths Arad extremely disrespectful.

I feel that The Amazing Spider-Man is the best thing to ever happen to Spidey in he big screen just like Batman Begins is my favorite live action DC film. To each his own, I guess. All I know is that if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is as good as it looks, the TASM following will grow even bigger, just like it happened with Nolan's Batman after TDK.
breakUbatman - 1/24/2014, 8:54 AM
TASM wasn't bad it was just absolutely average.

From a story standpoint they harped on about the search for his father then they just abandoned that aspect, even on the commentary Webb talks about Peter trying to find his father which is why he had the young verion look for his father at the start of the movie. Yet halfway through the movie it simply becomes Peter Parker and the Stacy family.

The Spider-sense was so broken it was unbelievable: Drop of dew from bottle - tingle, spider in bedroom - tingle, lizard miles away on the bridge - tingle, sports equipment headed at him - tingle, lizard right above spidey - nothing, helicopter coming round the corner - nothing.

Marvel characters are great because generally they come from an unlucky/lucky stroke of chance. TASM was just too coincidental and did nothing to delve deeper into Peter Parker/ Spider-man. As stated above Richard Parker leads to Connors who leads to Oscorp which employs Gwen who just happens to tutor FLash Thompson who is Peter's bully. The Uncle Ben's killer thing is part of Spidey mythos but add that to all the previous crap and its just too much coincidence. The day Peter goes to Oscorp, Ratha is carrying a zero decay rate file which leads Peter to the Spiders - c'mon.

Characters also tended to be dumb in this flick. Just look how surprised the interns are when Peter mentions cross genetics, nice job research. Then you have the photographer who can't even take a photo evidence with his phone. The high school students who witness amazing feats of strength but take it as another day at school. Also loved the way that Flash just becomes a good guy and its considered development and Dr. Connors saving Peter with his 'good' hand. Lol

Peter was also way too unpleasant for my liking, Uncle Ben died because of him you'd think he'd show some compassion for the woman who Ben loved. After all, his poor treatment of her was what lead to the whole tragedy but no "Go to sleep".

Thats why I found it average plus the fact that they just took scenes from other CBMs and put them in a spidey movie (Daredevils handstand on the ledge, Wolverine destroying the bathroom etc). When the movie ended I did not feel like that was a hero swinging off into the distance like i did with Batman Begins, Iron Man, Thor or Cap.

Not a very good standalone for me
Nicipoo - 1/24/2014, 9:50 AM
Was he high in that interview?
Pending - 1/24/2014, 1:25 PM
@Soto

Totally agree. Kick-Ass is a better Spider-Man movie than TASM. Matthew Vaughn would've been perfect.
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/25/2014, 5:17 PM
@Soto everything you're saying is incredibly nit picky.
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/25/2014, 5:23 PM
@Soto TASM isn't smart, it isn't philosophical, what CBM is other than the Nolan Batfilms? TASM is a good flick, above average. TASM centers it self around the irresponsibility of Peter Parker, it shows him make mistakes and pay the price for it. It's obvious, if you watch the movie it is I'm your face it's right there it is so obvious. Peter doesn't just automatically become Spiderman when Uncle Ben dies, he goes on a vendetta. That's what he uses his powers for. After he saves the kid from the bridge he feels he has a moral obligation too protect the people from the Lizard and stop Dr. Connors. That's the movie, you're just pointing out useless stuff like him not having an accent when he goes to Oscorp as That Spanish dude. I'm pretty sure not all ppl who have Spanish names have accents
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/25/2014, 5:31 PM
@spto therefore there is no legit reason as to why TASM is a bad film. The writing wasn't terrible, Alvin Sargent is the one who screwed it up, he wrote SM3, and SM2. The writing was good, Peter has his reasons to be spiderman, it was through trial. Oh and marvel wouldn't have done it 1000x times better, somy made SM2 and Sm1 both of which are better than every MCU film save for two. You assume MS would be a better fit when the MCU has films that are just as flawed. The hypocrisy is laughable
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/25/2014, 5:32 PM
Although Lizard was a terrible villain
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/25/2014, 5:41 PM
Also it may be the lowest grossing spider man movie but it is the highest grossing reboot of all time. Meaning it exceeded expect ions and did very well considering the circumstances. It has outgrossed both thor movies, two Iron man movies, and one Cap movie, all X-men movies, it outgrossed BB. Not surprising considering Spidey and Batman are two of the highest grossing CBM franchises
VIRILEMAN - 1/28/2014, 3:09 PM
It made more money than Batman Begins. All reboots don't make as much money as the films that came before them. You guys can say whatever you like about not enjoying the film. But when it comes to pure numbers, TASM was a success, more so than Star Trek, Batman Begins, and Casino Royal.
VIRILEMAN - 1/28/2014, 5:55 PM
The studio for one. Just saying. It also shows approval of the general audience to a degree.

But I will agree with you that money doesn't necessitate quality. Take The Dark Knight Rises for example. I thought that movie was pure garbage, but it performed better than Batman Begins which I thought was a brilliant film.
VIRILEMAN - 2/2/2014, 1:46 PM
The reason Iron Man 3 made so much money is because it was fun and entertaining. Something TDKR was not, at all.

And I only report personal attacks. We've gone over this.

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