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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Spider-Man is a character who’s had more do-overs on the big screen than any superheroes out there will have in a lifetime. Over the course of the past 20 years, it’s seen three live-action iterations each featuring its own Peter Parker and a new animated one that had…technically a few different Peter Parkers themselves. Of course, the animated movie talking about is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

But they haven’t all been home runs. Perhaps the weakest batch has been the Amazing Spider-Man series, which featured acclaimed actor Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Spider-Man. While the guy gave an admirable run in these movies, there were plenty of other problems outside of him that led to the downspiral of the franchise. So what did he think of the new Spider-Verse film?

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“I loved it,” Garfield said in a recent interview on the Empire Film Podcast. “I thought it was what Spider-Man should be; wildly inventive, true to not just one but several versions of the character and the comics. And for everybody. And Funny. And irreverent. And creative. And I think maybe you can only really do that with animation. They could take more risks. I was envious.”

And yeah, I’d agree that their unwillingness to take risks is part of what made that second Amazing Spider-Man film suffer so much. In an attempt to create their own universe, the movie tried setting up a Sinister Six story, which really cut into making the film its own solid standalone deal.

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SOURCE: Empire Film Podcast (via Toonado)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.