You’ll have to excuse the title, but that’s how I’m feeling at the moment. I guess I was too excited when hearing the news about Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then once I calmed down I asked myself “wait, what’ll happen to Andrew Garfield?”
Both, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report that actors Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) and Logan Lerman (Fury) are both being eyed to play a new Peter Parker in the Marvel produced Spider-Man films. That permanently ends all speculation and fan hopes (if any) on whether Andrew Garfield would remain on board, which is unfortunate.
I thought Andrew Garfield did a terrific job, especially when in the Spider-Man costume. You really saw him get comfortable and give it his all with the character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If they had stuck with Garfield as Spidey, my argument for continuity issues in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be that Parker was mourning the loss of Gwen Stacy as the seasons passed, and during that time the events in New York (Avengers) happened. Of course, it can always be more complicated than just that.
In the end, I’ll put my faith in Marvel, but we better not get another origin story. As for the two candidates for Spider-Man, I have nothing against the two actors named above and I can actually only speak for Logan Lerman, with his work in Fury. I know Marvel will cast the right actor who can fit in their current cinematic universe, and also hold an entire solo Spider-Man film.
Thanks for the dedication and effort Andrew Garfield (and Marc Webb).
Marvel’s Phase 3 film Spider-Man will release in theaters on July 27, 2017