Spider-Man Avengers crossover

It’s no secret that while Andrew Garfield took residence in New York City as The Amazing Spider-Man, he wanted our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler to end up meeting with The Avengers in the Marvel cinematic universe. The actor mentioned as much when asked about the possibility at Comic-Con back in 2013, but sadly his time as Spider-Man has come to an end.

But besides a desire to team up with The Avengers, it turns out Andrew Garfield was actively trying to make some kind of crossover happen ever since he took the role of Spidey. Find out more about the Amazing Spider-Man Avengers crossover efforts below!

In a recent interview with Uproxx while promoting his indie drama 99 Homes, Garfield talked a bit about his attempts to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel cinematic universe. Unfortunately, he’s being hush-hush about some of the finer details of what happened behind the scenes, but here’s what Garfield had to say:

“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.”

That definitely sounds like he doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers or bring up any potentially controversial details from behind the scenes, but it’s good to know that Garfield was so invested in making Spider-Man something great that he knew the hero needed to hook up with The Avengers right from the beginning. Honestly, it’s a little disappointing that we won’t get to see Garfield’s version of Spider-Man, easily the best part of the short-lived reboot franchise, in the MCU.

So where was he at with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 before it got canned in favor of the reboot coming in 2017? Garfield was actually pretty hands-on with the story, working with writer Alex Kurtzman on what the next chapter would entail:

“I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved on the ground level like that. But, anyway, it wasn’t meant to be. As I say, I’m just really excited that I get to watch.”

It’s good to hear that he’s not bitter about the whole situation, but at the same time, I’m sure he knows that putting on a happy face about the situation is about the best thing he can do. You don’t want to be the bitter actor who’s upset because their franchise didn’t work out, because then that just gives you a bad reputation as someone who lives in the past and constantly whines about it. Even so, Garfield is probably just thankful he got to make one of his dreams come true, even if it didn’t turn out that great for fans of the superhero.

As for the reboot of Spider-Man starring Tom Holland, Sony Pictures has that slated to arrive on July 28th, 2017. But we’ll see Spider-Man pop up in Captain America: Civil War over a year before that on May 6th, 2016. Stay tuned.

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