What They Said: Andrew Garfield on Truly Becoming a Spider in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

What They Said: Andrew Garfield on Truly Becoming a Spider in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

Aug 29, 2011

Aside from the brief trailer and images online, we haven't seen much from Andrew Garfield's version of Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man, due out next summer. How will Garfield differ from Tobey Maguire? Will our new Spidey do something with the character that we haven't seen yet? From an interview with Hero Complex, it seems Garfield is not just focusing on the cool web-slinging abilities that come with being half spider, but also all those other things, too, like incredible senses and movements. He explains ...

"What would having spider DNA constituting a percentage of your blood - what would that do? 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."

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

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