Andrew Garfield on Leaving Spider-Man Behind and That ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Gwen Stacy Easter Egg

Andrew Garfield on Leaving Spider-Man Behind and That ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Gwen Stacy Easter Egg
Andrew Garfield’s time playing Peter Parker on the big screen was cut short after the critical and commercial beating “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” took in summer 2014. The Marc Webb-directed superhero movie was so universally loathed that it shut down Sony’s plans for a live-action Spider-Man movie universe and led the studio to partner with Disney and allow the character to be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he’s played by Tom Holland. Garfield recently told Uproxx he made it a priority after “Amazing Spider-Man 2” to distance himself from being thought of as a comic book movie actor.

“I think I’ve been aware of that possibility that such a seminal, iconic role can follow an actor around and it takes a lot to shift the consciousness of an audience, and shift the consciousness of people,” Garfield said. “But I feel like I’ve been really
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