Andrew Garfield Says He Might Not Be in for a 4th Spider-Man Movie
by Susana Polo | 2:03 pm, December 10th, 2013
I foresee a pay raise in Andrew Garfield‘s future…
The actor recently told Yahoo! Movies, when asked about the current arc of the planned four-movie Amazing Spider-Man franchise:
I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me. But yeah, I think what we’re doing here is we’ve established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world.
The announcement that Garfield’s Spider-Man franchise would be stretched from a planned three movies to four was a surprising one, and required some rejiggering here and there. Shailene Woodley‘s small appearances as Mary Jane Watson, for example, were removed from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with promises that if her schedule lines up with shooting, she’ll still be on board for TAS-M 3. Could that rejiggering possibly include dropping Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker?
Probably unlikely. Columbia Pictures is likely already working out a new deal that expands up on the standard trilogy commitment. Garfield’s just doing the smart thing, as so very well performed by Robert Downey Jr. in the lead up to Iron Man 3. He knows the studio wants to do more with a character he is currently the face of, so he’s going to remind them how annoying it would be for them to replace him. Still, if they did have to do The Amazing Spider-Man 4 without him, and decided to time jump it a little ways into the future and have it star Mayday Parker, well…
I can guarantee a lot of coverage from this journalistic establishment.