The Associated Press caught up with Andrew Garfield at the Toronto International Film Festival where he spoke more about the highly-coveted role of Peter Parker in the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot. Here's what he had to say about the appeal of this new rebooted franchise:
"His youth, his relatability, his struggle. He was just this skinny boy. He was a skinny boy who felt stronger on the inside than he looked on the outside, and I related to it immediately, and it stayed with me as I grew up. Every single generation of the comic, the cartoons and the movies, it all means a great deal to me. It was always something that gave me hope as a skinny little kid whose sense of injustice about the world didn't match his sense of strength about his body. I found it so inspiring and uplifting and reassuring. To be a part of that mythology and that legacy is a true honor."
Andrew Garfield is at the Toronto International Film Festival with his new movie Never Let Me Go. His co-star, Carey Mulligan, said Andrew Garfield's performance as Peter Parker might end up being compared to another popular superhero performance:
"Those big superhero films or comic films only ever work when the actors are completely truthful. If they go in with a stylized, comic book version of the performance, it's not going to work. But I know that Andrew will play the truth of what it's like to be that man in that situation. I think it'll be like what Heath Ledger did with the Joker," she added. "Andrew, he has no other way of working other than doing things with complete truth."
"We're just talking about where we want to go with it and what kind of body shape it should be. What the skill set should be. I know I'm going to be doing a lot of flexibility training and a lot of strength training, because I have to swing and stuff. I'm just guessing, but it's all kind of early stages."