Andrew Garfield is a big Spider-Man fan. Those who witnessed or heard about his memorable Comic-Con appearance in full-on Spidey regalia know this all too well. So it should come as no surprise that Garfield did a lot of digging through the wall-crawler's history when deciding his approach to the character in "Amazing Spider-Man," this summer's upcoming reboot.
The actor told MTV News that while it was simply impossible to "look at every single thing that exists," he did his best and came up with two places to draw his inspiration for Spidey's physicality from.
"There were certain incarnations that I loved for his body type," Garfield told us in a recent interview. "The Ultimates, I love the body type in the Ultimates and his physicality in the Ultimates, but I also love the artwork in the 'Torment' series, the [Todd] McFarlane series."
Of course, it's not just the comics where Garfield learned how to spin a web. "Me and the stunt boys, we created a room where we just had a shrine to everything Spidey and to everything Peter Parker, because we wanted to make sure the physical language wasn't just a guy in a suit being a guy in a suit and throwing punches and throwing kicks," he said. "We didn't want it to be Jason Statham in a suit. We wanted it to be a half-spider, half-boy, who has spider DNA running around his blood system."
"We wanted to understand deeply what that meant in terms of how he moves, in terms of skin sensitivity, in terms of his abilities of awareness. Imagine if he had six eyes. Imagine if he had more legs and what that means, not just within the suit but in day-to-day life," he continued. "He can eat Chinese takeout with his feet, while he's also writing a note, while texting with his shoulder. What does that mean? We tried to approach it from as organic a place as possible."
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