Andrew Garfield Observed Spider Behavior for 'Amazing Spider-Man'
While the reactions were certainly mixed following the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, after his heartfelt speech at Comic-Con, it would be difficult for anybody to deny the fact that Andrew Garfield has a true passion and love for the character and is genuinely grateful and humbled to become everyone's favorite wall-crawler. The British actor recently sat down to talk about the role that will launch him into super-stardom, and if you need anymore convincing about his dedication to the role, his talk about incorporating spider-like behavior as both Spider-Man and Peter Parker should do the trick. Read on!
Garfield decided to put himself into Peter Parker's shoes, both literally and figuratively, asking himself, "What would having spider DNA constituting a percentage of your blood - what would that do?" And here's what he told Hero Complex about how he answered that question:
"So I studied spiders, I studied their movements and how they operate in the world and I tried to incorporate as much of that as I could. He's a boy/spider in terms of how he moves, and not just in the suit. It also shapes the way he interacts with people. A spider is so sensitive; their skin is sensitive to everything. That's the thing with the spider sense and the way he takes in everything. Imagine all of your skin was as sensitive as a spider, the slightest gust of wind would feel like a tornado going by. You'd always be rushing, that rush. What does that do to you? The idea of how he adjusts to that. And I looked at the idea of having more legs, more arms, and the spacial awareness. A spider moves up, down, side-to-side, all around. He's not linear and with the knowledge of that spatial awareness and the fact that he can be here and then over there incredibly fast. The stillness of a spider and the lightness I found all of that very interesting to explore as well."
It's really quite inspiring to see a young actor like Garfield doing this amount of homework to deliver a Spider-Man that feels as real and genuine as a fictional superhero can on the big screen. The levels to which Garfield is taking his passion for the role would be reason enough for me to be excited for this franchise reboot, but if you saw our video blog from Comic-Con in San Diego, you know there's much more to be excited about as well. In addition, we already know Sony is quite confident in their new take on the comic book hero since they've already scheduled a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man for 2014. The summer of 2012 just can't get here soon enough.