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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Andrew Garfield Says He Might Not Be in for a 4th Spider-Man Movie

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.

(via Collider.)

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  • Cad Wallader

    Of course when Maguire angled for his 4th movie payday, we all saw how Sony solved that annoyance.

  • Traceur

    I think the bigger issue was Raimi’s choice of villain and what the studio wanted to do. They threw a hissy fit, said goodbye to Raimi and decided to reboot the entire franchise.

  • NickN

    My first thought was that, with the hints towards the Sinister Six in the latest trailer, we could see Peter being killed off (or maybe just retired I guess) at the end of the third film so they can make another set of Spider-Man films with Miles Morales without doing a complete reboot again.

  • J Ritchey

    Right? For Iron Man, RDJr is effectively the only face of the character for most of the public. Spiderman has been a part of the collective consciousness for a very long time; and people have already adjusted to one change of face in the very recent past (so far I do like Garfield’s take better, though).

  • Laura Truxillo

    I…would be okay with that. So okay with that.

    Only with a few tears because Donald Glover is probably just a bit too old to be Miles these days.

  • Pink Apocalypse

    I would actually *love* to see this happen.

  • Anonymous

    Time to reboot it again!

  • Anonymous

    And I might not even be watching the second movie of the Spidey-reboot in cinema! (Heck, whom do I want to lie to, I didn’t even watch the first movie of the reboot in cinemas – a friend forced me to watch the DVD.)

  • Fisty

    Mayhaps Marvel will get the rights back for Marvel Studios by then.

  • Haleigh Yonish

    If they had Miles, I would SCREAM. The kid I tutor is named Myles and looks just like him and loves comic books, so they can cast him. Perfect. Done.

  • mage_cat

    I would tune-in for Spider-Girl so hard. Mayday’s pro-active heroing was a great contrast to Peter’s old way of doing things in the comics, and I think it would play well on the big screen. Plus, I love the theme that’s always in the background for legacy heroes, how someone honors those who came before them while forging their own identity at the same time.

  • ♫ Lexi Caballero ♥

    Drat, now I want a Spider-girl film franchise… does Marvel still have the rights to her? If so, cue evil laugh from me.