When Sony announced their plans of doing a “Spider-Man” reboot and letting go of the “Amazing Spider-Man,” many fans were left heartbroken to hear that they would no longer see Andrew Garfield play as the friendly Spidey. Now, the real reason behind Garfield’s termination has been revealed. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Why was Andrew Garfield fired from the “Spider-Man” franchise?” This was the question that has left many fans wondering since Sony and Marvel announced that they will be doing a reboot for the franchise. While some fans believed that it would not make any sense for the network to create a reboot while retaining the same actor to play Spider-Man, some fans believed that there is more to Andrew Garfield’s termination as the friendly Spidey. Now, these fans’ speculations were right after all, as the recently released leaked emails from Sony revealed that Garfield was fired after dissing the Sony Chief Kaz Hirai.
According to IB Times, Garfield was invited to attend a Sony event held in Rio de Janeiro after the World Cup in 2014. The outlet cited that during the event, Hirai originally planned on introducing Garfield as the star of “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.” Unfortunately, Garfield snubbed the invite and did not attend the event.
“Here we are about one hour away from our Gala event and Andrew decides he doesn’t want to attend. He has a rather scruffy bears and he just wants to be left alone,” the leaked email read.
Hirai’s original speech was also released with the Sony Chief announcing that the “Amazing Spider-Man 3,” which he described as a movie, which weaves “movie magic in hearts and minds around the world.” If the movie went through, Garfield should have been back on set as Peter Parker and the movie was originally slated for a May 2016 release.
Meanwhile, the all-new “Spider-Man” will take on a younger version of Peter Parker, Inquisitr reported. According to the outlet, the casting for the new Spidey has been narrowed down to two actors: “Ender’s Game” actor Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland. The new Spider-Man is also slated to appear in “Captain America: Civil War,” which airs in 2016.
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