How Andrew Garfield Really Feels About Tom Holland as the New Spider-Man

Find out what the 99 Homes star told us about saying goodbye to the superhero franchise

By Marc Malkin Aug 14, 2015 6:23 PMTags
Watch: Andrew Garfield Says Goodbye to "Spider-Man" Role

Andrew Garfied isn't sitting at home crying over the end of his run as Spider-Man.

"It's a mixed bag and it's a blessing," the actor told me last night at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grants banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. "I got to do it twice. I got to meet incredible artists. I got to have a wild experience and now I get to let it go, which is actually a really lovely thing."

Garfield made his debut as the webslinger in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. He returned for the sequel in 2014.

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"I'm very kind of at peace with it," he said. "It ran its course. I remember seeing you just before it all kind of began in Hawaii."

I interviewed Garfield at the Maui Film Festival after he had just wrapped the first Spidey flick.

He's excited to see Tom Holland take on the iconic role in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. "He's just a brilliant actor," Garfield said, adding, "I can't wait to watch. I just can't wait to be a fan again and just watch and enjoy myself watching."

Garfield will next be seen in 99 Homes opposite Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. He's also a producer on the indie film.