SPIDER-MAN: Andrew Garfield Optimistic About Return; Says Clash With Tom Hardy's VENOM Is "Cool Idea"

The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield has revealed what it would take to get him to return as Peter Parker, while also expressing interest in swinging into the Venom franchise. Spoilers follow...

After months of denials (even when footage of him on set leaked online), Andrew Garfield is finally able to discuss his return as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have underwhelmed in 2014, but fans have responded extremely positively to the actor suiting up again, and #MakeTASM3 continues to sporadically trend on social media. 

That overwhelming support hasn't been lost on Garfield, and in an interview with Happy Sad Confused's Josh Horowitz, he expressed his gratitude to fans for the nice things they've been saying. "I will say this: that love permeates. That love has reached me. The enjoyment of people in theaters has reached me and it's very touching and deeply moving," he admitted.

"When we finished my second Spider-Man film, it petered out. There was a disjointedness there, so for me coming back and getting more time to have fun with and to give the character some closure and to play and be the version of Spider-Man I was always wanting to get to, and to be with Tobey [Magure] and Tom [Holland] and everybody in the movie, that was healing." 

After mentioning the amazing critical and commercial response to Spider-Man: No Way Home, Garfield went on to confirm he does hope to play Peter Parker again after making his MCU debut. "In terms of moving forward with the character, I am definitely open to that. It would have to be something very unique, very special, and of service to the audience and the character."

"I think there's something playful and unique and odd and unexpected to be done," he continued. "I'm not sure it is, but if we can figure it out, that would be so much fun." When it was pointed out that there's a lot of chatter surrounding his Spider-Man crossing paths and battling Tom Hardy's Venom, Garfield responded by simply saying, "That's a cool idea."

He later added that "I'd also love to continue working with Tobey and Tom," but admitted "It's hard to want more right now" as he's so grateful and satisfied with Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Fans have made it clear to Sony that they want to see Holland's Spider-Man remain in the MCU, and there's definitely a vocal fanbase that now wants Garfield to take centre stage in "Sony's Spider-Man Universe" (the world movies like Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius take place in).

Are you hoping to see more of Garfield's Spider-Man? 

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