Tom Holland Regrets Not Approaching Andrew Garfield Before Replacing Him as Spider-Man in MCU: “What it must have been like for him”

Tom Holland Regrets Not Approaching Andrew Garfield Before Replacing Him as Spider-Man in MCU
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After Andrew Garfield took off his Spider-Man suit for good, it was time for Tom Holland to bring the character to life, once again. Starting off his Spider-Man journey with Captain America: Civil War, the actor became many fans’ favorite version of the friendly neighborhood superhero. He then went on to star in his own solo film and has done 2 more sequels to it, with Spider-Man: No Way Home making almost 2 billion at the box office.

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Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War
Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War

Tom Holland was joined by both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in No Way Home, something which blew the fans’ minds off. Despite having massive success, Tom Holland had an unshakeable regret about his Marvel career. The actor once opened up about this regret, stating that he wished he had approached Andrew Garfield before becoming Spider-Man.

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Tom Holland’s Major Spider-Man Regret

Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland
Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland

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In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland talked about how he could have handled things differently when he took over the title of Marvel’s new Spider-Man. He stated that since he was only nineteen during that time, he overlooked Andrew Garfield’s feelings and he now realizes he should have placed himself in Garfield’s shoes.

“That’s because of my naivete as a kid. I was 19 when I got cast. I was so caught up in getting the role that I never took any time to think about what it must have been like for him. If I’d made my second movie and it didn’t necessarily deliver in the way it should have done and they recast me, I would really struggle to bounce back. Andrew bounced back in the most unbelievable way. I just wish I’d called him and just said, ‘You know I can’t turn down this opportunity.’ “

Thankfully, everything is A-okay between the two as they, along with Tobey Maguire, formed a brotherly bond on the sets of Spider-Man: No Way Home. They even have a group chat titled, The Spider-Boys! All’s well that ends well, right?

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Andrew Garfield Held No Grudges Against Tom Holland

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

As for Garfield, he never held any grudges against Holland. Garfield has been nothing but supportive of the Uncharted actor ever since he took over the role. During his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Garfield opened up about getting replaced by Holland.

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“I didn’t do another Spider-Man movie, you’re right…in all seriousness, I loved that character since I was three years old. We worked really hard…and I’m proud of the work in it. But also, they moved on and they found this amazing guy Tom Holland. He is wonderful, yeah. I really am genuinely happy they chose another Brit and I’m not bitter guys.”

In another interview, this time with Fandango, Garfield gave his blessings to Holland stating that he was excited to see what the newcomer does with the role. He also added that Spider-Man was in the best possible hands.

“I’m also excited for Tom Holland. I think he’s a very emotional, truthful, funny, physical actor, and I love the filmmaker – it all really couldn’t be in any better hands. I’m really stoked for it.”

Who says there needs to be animosity between two actors who have played the same role? Garfield’s honest excitement for Holland’s takeover and Holland’s empathy toward Garfield are prime examples of healthy professional relationships.

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You can stream Holland’s MCU debut, Captain America: Civil War on Disney+.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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