Garfield Preps For Spider-Man Reboot

andrew-garfield_Spider-manThe Associated Press asked Andrew Garfield (NEVER LET ME GO) at the Toronto International Film Festival about his preparations to play the part of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Sony-Columbia reboot of the Marvel Comics film franchise, which is set to begin shooting this December.

“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.”

However, in terms of character, he says he’s been preparing most of his life. “Since I was 4 years old”, says Garfield, now 27.

“ 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.”

Read the full interview at YahooNews

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Tom Powers

Tom Powers was Editor of Starlog.com from 2005-2008. He's been involved in independent filmmaking, voice acting, and also writes fiction and fact-based articles elsewhere as Thomas V. Powers.

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