Andrew Garfield’s version of Spider-Man in Mark Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man film series marked the successor to the version of Peter Parker portrayed by Tobey Maguire in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Garfield last appeared in the superhero costume in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Then came the Oscar-winning 2018 animated feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the recent, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023). After producer, Amy Pascal teased a much-awaited live-action Miles Morales movie, garnering the unwavering support of Marvel fans, Andrew Garfield’s future as Spider-Man continues to fumble.
Andrew Garfield Kept Waiting For Sony’s Phone Call
Last year, Andrew Garfield appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and was asked outright by Josh Horowitz if he’d been contacted about donning the red and blue costume again. The actor simply responded in four words: “Ain’t got the call.”
Andrew Garfield played Spider-Man in Mark Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and later in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). The actor might have admitted that “he’s on the level,” but his repeated denial about his involvement in No Way Home did raise a lot of brows.
As for Garfield’s future as Spider-Man, while Jon Watts is busy making Wolves, and Sony has its focus carrying forward the Miles Morales legacy with Beyond the Spider-Verse, and a Miles Morales live-action, it is fair to assume that Andrew Garfield’s future to don the Spider-Man costume seems canceled.
Andrew Gardfield’s first Spider-Man film grossed $758 million worldwide, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of 2012. Miles Morales’ character was voiced by Sameil Moore in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and he is all set to lend his voice again in its 2023 and 2024 sequels.
The Amazing Spider-Man Franchise Is Overshadowed By Mike Morales Story
Former Sony Chairperson, Amy Pascal, who produced Spider-Man: Homecoming, recently revealed that Sony is all set to develop a live-action Miles Morales movie. Promoting Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Amy Pascal responded to the question of whether the 2011 character would get to take up the mantle of Spider-Man: “You’ll see all of it. It’s all happening.”
While Andre Garfield played the successor of the version of Peter Parker portrayed by Toby Maguire, Miles Morales is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel. Marvel’s African-American comic character first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011), following the death of Peter Parker.
Sony’s storming success with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, becoming the third best-selling game of all time In America, led to the company’s urge to shift its focus on Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker, as reflected in its big-budgeted Miles Morales projects. After the 2018 movie’s Oscar-win, the 2023 sequel delivered the biggest box office opening since its release on June 1, 2023.
It is only fair to suggest that there are no plans in place to continue Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise despite the mammoth success of the actor’s 2021 film, which became the highest-grossing Spider-Man film.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was released on June 1, 2023, and is running in theatres.