Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man 2: Andrew Garfield Talks Redesigned Costume, Exploring Spidey's "Double Life"

Our spidey sense is tingling, and we have an inkling why: The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield is literally ready to swing back into action! E! News snagged the web-slinging star at the Worldwide Orphans gala in New York City Tuesday night to chat about the flick's highly anticipated sequel, which reteams the 29-year-old actor with director Marc Webb and hits theaters in 2014. Judging from the hints Garfield dropped, expect to see a deeper focus on his character Peter's Parker's complex psyche, as well as a welcome spiff-up to Spidey's snazzy costume--for one very practical reason. "The suit is undergoing a redesign because I couldn't urinate in it last time," he playfully quipped. "So I'm less nervous 'cause that's gonna be nice." Good to know--can't have Spidey stalling at the potty in between saving lives! For this second go-round, Garfield cops to being less nervous, given that The Amazing Spider-Man's massive $752 million global haul proved that it was possible to successfully reboot the blockbuster franchise just five years after Garfield's predecessor, Tobey Maguire, hung up his red-and-blue tights. "I feel really excited," Garfield says. "I feel like we got over a hump with our first one. We had to reinstate the character, and we had to reinvigorate an audience to the character. And I hope to bring more of this theme--the theme of the orphan." Which can only mean one thing: a richer, deeper psychological territory to mine. "I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself, being a self-made man, I guess," he explains. Preproduction on the sequel is currently under way, with The Descendants breakout Shailene Woodley reportedly in talks to come aboard as a second leading lady alongside Garfield's real-life girlfriend, Emma Stone. Garfield politely declined to comment on reports that Jamie Foxx is circling the role of zap-tastic villain Electro, but--like his superhero alter ego--he freely admits that he takes his Spidey responsibilities pretty seriously. "It is a responsibility to play that role, and I don't take it lightly," he says. "I think there's so much to explore with that mythology and within the tension between living a double life, struggling with being good, struggling with choosing good behavior over bad behavior, with the pressures of a city on your shoulders." Expect those pressures to ramp up for Garfield and crew as the sequel inches closer to its May 2, 2014, release date. Chop, chop, Spidey: We're already bugging out with excitement waiting for it

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