When Sony made their surprising announcement in June that both The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 were given the green light, most assumed that Andrew Garfield would be back as Peter Parker/Spider-Man for both movies. However, according to a recent interview, that is not the case. Here's what the actor had to say.
"I mean I'm under contract for another one after this... as far as a forth one? That's not anything to do with me. But yeah, I think what we're doing here is we've established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world. Use our imagination, and kind of expand. That's what this film is."
The actor also added that he felt the first film, The Amazing Spider-Man, had something missing from it, due to the number of story elements that had to be balanced.
"I think there was something missing in the first one because our focus wasn't on character as much we were trying to keep a number of plates spinning in the air - How can we reintroduce the character? How do we not upset this guy or this guy? That was a tough wasteland we had to move through."
Director Marc Webb agreed with his star's comments, revealing that telling the origin story again was tricky.
"You know the first time we had to deal with the origin story which was fun, but tricky. This time around the flood gates opened for all of us. We got to explore things that just hadn't been explored cinematically before. Whether it's [Jamie Foxx's villain] Electro you know, or more the story with Gwen [Stacy, played byEmma Stone]."
"I sat with [writers] Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman in a restaurant for lunch in New York, and they pitched me this movie... And I was crying. I was really emotionally moved by what they said to me. And I think a lot of my emotion was because these two guys love the character as much as I do."
Jamie Foxx also praised the scope of this sequel
"When they did the first [movie] they were like rookies at it, letting people know what was going on... and it was fantastic. But now they're really in command of the roles. Marc Webb is in command of the scope of the movie and where he's going with it. Just how big it is. Fighting in Time Square. It's dope!"
Emma Stone revealed that her relationship with Peter Parker has hit a rough patch.
"They're struggling with some things. There's a lot of tension... there's a lot going on."