That’s a real quote of Andrew Garfield. The Spiderman franchise starring Garfield weren’t very successful with the public and critics, and didn’t make it to a third movie. Garfield recently spoke out about his time in the role in an interview for his new movie 99 Homes, and thinks he failed in many ways:
I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going… ego shit came in. It’s like, ‘Okay, here it is. I’m fucking Spider-Man. I fucking made it.’ All that shit. [laughs] I didn’t actually make it. I was never Spider-Man.
I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn’t rescue those films…even though I didn’t sleep. [laughs] And I wanted to… not to say that I needed to rescue those films, but I couldn’t make them as deep and soulful and… life-giving as I could ever dream. And I’m never gonna be able to do that, with any film. It was especially difficult in that situation because… well, just because.
Andrew Garfield seems to be implying that the character means so much to so many people, including himself. The actor paid tribute to Spider-Man during the first Comic-Con after he was cast in the role, and he knows how important Peter Parker is, which is probably why he’s taking the criticism so hard. Now that the filming rights were transferred to Marvel Studios to be a part of MCU, Spiderman is expected to make a full recovery.
Tom Holland is the actor cast as the new Spiderman to replace Garfield and will make his first appearance in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War next May. Later on, a new stand-alone Spiderman movie is scheduled for 2017. Garfield says he is looking forward to seeing him take over the role.
“He’s just a brilliant actor,” he told E! News a few weeks ago. “I can’t wait to watch. I just can’t wait to be a fan again and just watch and enjoy myself watching.”
Personally, I never believed in rebooting the story so soon after the Sam Reimi trilogy, but liked Garfield better as Peter Parker than Tobie McGuire, and Emma Stone was a lovely addition. Now lets just hope it will not be a full reboot and uncle Ben will not have to die again.