Andrew Garfield is finally speaking out about new Spider-Man star Tom Holland, and you’ll be surprised by what he said. Find out what Andrew thinks about the fellow British actor donning the Spidey suit now!
It’s been a while since we learned that Andrew Garfield, 31, was going to be replaced as Spider-Man (sob!) by British star Tom Holland, 19, in yet another reboot of the hit franchise. However, Andrew has finally broken his silence and offered his thoughts on his replacement!
Speaking to ET’s Cameron Mathison at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills on Aug. 13, Andrew was more than complimentary about Tom.
“It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor,” Andrew said. “He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor. And [he’s] a dancer, so his body’s the right [form].”
Andrew also spoke of his relief about not having to take on the role of Peter Parker for a third movie and can’t wait to see how Tom does. “I’m just really excited to just be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it,” Andrew admitted.
Just like Andrew, we can’t wait to see how Tom takes on the popular comic book character, and it’s great that Andrew is so encouraging and supportive of Tom’s work.
Spider-Man Stops By ‘Suicide Squad’ Set — Will He Make A Cameo?
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Tom dropped by the set of the eagerly-anticipated Suicide Squad, which set tongues wagging as to why he was exactly there. Is he going to be making a cameo in the movie as Spidey?
His appearance was snapped by Joel Kinnaman, who’ll play Rick Flagg in the movie. Joel posted a photo of himself with a machine gun-holding Tom and co-star Tom Vance. However, the picture was quickly deleted from Joel’s account, making us even more suspicious that Tom will be surprising us in the villain-heavy movie.
But what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Tom the right man to fill Andrew’s Spider-Man suit? Let us know!
— Jon Boon