Andrew Garfield Wanted Spider-Man to Join the MCU ‘Since the Beginning’

Former Spider-Man still excited about new movie

We’ve already heard Andrew Garfield express his excitement for the new Spider-Man remake, which will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker, but in a new interview with Uproxx, Garfield reveals that he’d been petitioning to bring the wall crawler to the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he took on the role in July of 2010.

“I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it….To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don’t want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I’m stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man.”

Garfield also went on to talk about the preliminary conversations that were being had about The Amazing Spider-Man 3 before it was ultimately canceled, along with a planned films of The Sinister Six, Venom, and female-led spin-off.

“As I say, I’m just really excited that I get to watch,” Garfield reiterated. 

The 19-year-old Tom Holland will make his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, which is set to debut in theaters May 6, 2016. Following that, he will debut in his own solo film, which will be in theaters on July 28, 2017, where he will be joined by Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Vacation writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will pen the script for the film, which has director Jon Watts behind the camera.