We haven't heard much from Andrew Garfield since he won the coveted role of Peter Parker in Sony's upcoming Untitled Spider-Man Reboot. The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with the actor at the Telluride Film Festival, where he made his first statements about becoming Peter Parker. Here's what Andrew Garfield had to say about the process:
"I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, 'Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you've always wanted to be all your life, and we're going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you're going to feel like you're swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?' [laughs] 'Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks...' So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, This is what we've been waiting for. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it's just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It's a true f**king honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it's meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I've been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume."
Garfield went onto report that the movie, which will be directed by Marc Webb, is gearing up to shoot in December. The actor added that he wants to perform in a play after his Untitled Spider-Man Reboot experience. Garfield also appears in The Social Network, which arrives in theaters October 1, and he spoke about working with director David Fincher as well:
"It was just the greatest, really. The amount of trust that you feel for him, that you can place all of your trust in him if you're a fan of his work. Which I am, I'm a fan of all of his movies so I love his taste and I love the performances that he gets from people, that he edits from people. So going into it like that, you go, "I can let go." You can let go in a scene, and you don't have to worry about doing what you want to do because you know that whatever he's got in mind is going to be better than what you want to do. He does do a lot of takes."