Andrew Garfield to be Spider-Man until 2020?


With news that we won’t be getting Miles Morales as Spider-Man any time soon, I guess it makes sense that rumours are now emerging that contrary to the belief that Amazing Spider-Man 3 would be Andrew Garfield’s last film, the actor could actually be signed on as Spider-Man until 2020.

The news comes from British tabloid Daily Star, which is notorious for being less than factual, particularly with this story that is more about Andrew Garfield’s and Emma Stone’s ‘love nest’ rather than the much bigger news that Garfield could be playing Spider-Man until he’s reached the ripe old age of 36.

According to the Daily Star a spokesperson from Columbia Pictures has said ““Andrew is already contracted to make two more films for release in 2015 and 2016. But we are looking to tie him to the role for as many as a further four pictures given the huge success the franchise is enjoying. The part is pretty much his for as long as he chooses.”

It is believed that Garfield has even been offered a box office profit-sharing deal to stay in the Spidey suit for another six years, which would take his time as Spider-Man up to 2020. If he says yes to this deal it is estimated that Garfield will pick up £60 million in shares from box office takings, so the money’s there if nothing else.

As I’ve said previously the Daily Star is one of the most unreliable newspapers in England, let alone the rest of the world so it remains almost entirely unclear what’s actually happening. However the thought of Garfield committing to Spider-Man for a prolonged amount of time is a good one. The character needs a bit of longevity and another forced reboot, or character change so early into the new franchise would be annoying, if nothing else.

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