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“I was up for Spider-Man… Andrew Garfield got it”: Joe Jonas Almost Became a Marvel Superhero, Focused on Music Career After Sony Chose Garfield

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One can hardly imagine anyone other than the infamous trio — Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland — embodying the role of their respective Spider-Man. But as for the middle child of the Sony x Marvel IP, the part of the Amazing Spider-Man had almost gone to Joe Jonas. The singer recalls he had made it quite far during the auditioning process, but Marc Webb zeroed in on the worthier candidate. While the Hold On singer does take his defeat with humility, the experience proved to be a necessary one to set him on the course to producing and focusing more on his music career.

Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas

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Joe Jonas Recalls Auditioning For The Amazing Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man won hearts across the globe when it premiered in 2012. However, the lead actor’s take on the hyperactive neighborhood superhero was perhaps one of the reasons why the sophomore Spider-Man film turned out to be one of the best comic-accurate versions of them all. But it was a battle among dozens of aspiring Spider-Men during auditioning before the world could witness the legendary Andrew Garfield in action.

Andrew Garfield on The Amazing Spider-Man set
Andrew Garfield on The Amazing Spider-Man set

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But there were other events brewing in 2012 alongside the preparations of The Amazing Spider-Man that would affect, surprise, and shock fans around the globe. The Jonas Brothers, the Disney darlings and boy band superstars of the mid to late 2000s officially announced their split in 2013. As Joe Jonas recently revealed in the Just for Variety podcast interview, a year before the brothers went on hiatus, he had tried out for the role of the Amazing Spider-Man.

“I remember years ago I was up for Spider-Man, and I was so, so excited, and it was the year Andrew Garfield got it. Obviously, he was the right one. But you know what? I love the process of auditioning and putting yourself out there and having to prove yourself.”

7 years later, the striking singer with the famous falsetto does however go on to make a comeback onto the global stage once again with the announcement of the Jonas Brothers reunion via their 2019 album, Happiness Begins.

The Jonas Brother Tries Out His Acting Chops in Devotion

The new decade brings new adventures for the 33-year-old Joe Jonas as he now finds himself yet again in the position to try out his skills in Hollywood’s silver screen industry. With a reinvigorated generation of movie stars after the pause of 2020, the industry finds itself amid a flurry of activity, and the war action film Devotion gives the young and talented cast the platform to relaunch themselves into the vanguard of cinema and theatrical productions. Being a part of that relaunch, Joe Jonas claims,

“When you have a wife like Sophie Turner, who is a phenomenal actress, the one filming you and directing you through it, you got to bring your A-game. Yes, I’m going to be a little nervous, [but she’s] super helpful.”

Devotion (2022)
Devotion (2022)

Also read: Devotion TIFF Review: An Inspiring Real-Life Top Gun

Devotion also features Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell and MCU actor Jonathan Majors among others, and is inspired by the true story of U.S. Navy aviators Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner and their part in turning the tide of the Korean War.

Devotion is now playing in theatres.

Source: Just for Variety

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.