Why the Amazing Spider-Man films broke Andrew Garfield’s heart
Andrew Garfield has opened up about his time as Spider-Man, saying the character’s story was “compromised” which broke his heart. Although the films collectively pulled in over US$1 billion at the global box office and weren’t savaged by mainstream critics, they weren’t well received by many comic book fans and pale in comparison to many of the iconic Marvel Cinematic Universe films. “There’s something that happened with that experience for me where story and character were not actually top of the priority list, ultimately,” Garfield told Variety. The Social Network star played the radioactive web-slinger in two films – 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel. I signed up to serve the story and to serve this incredible character I’d been dressing as since I was three. And then it gets compromised, and it breaks my heart. I got heartbroken a little bit.”
He made the comments in a Variety feature with Amy Adams, who has also starred in superhero movies, and likewise felt heartbroken after the experience. “And I found that really, really tricky.