Ever since Sony and Marvel finally reached an agreement to combine forces for the future good of Spider-Man (thus allowing the web-slinger to crossover into the MCU), the studios have been at the receiving end of a lot of questions from fans. But they’re not the only ones — now that he’s no longer playing Spider-Man, everyone wants to know what Andrew Garfield thinks about all of this. Not only is he thrilled, but as it turns out, he was a big advocate for a Marvel crossover.

Uproxx interviewed Garfield, and while the full interview won’t run until next month, they did publish the Spider-Man-relevant part of their Q&A, in which the actor reveals that he’s “grateful” for his time playing the superhero, and he’s “really excited for the next one.” Garfield also revealed that he was “petitioning” the studios to team up:


With the next Spider-Man movie, you can just watch it like the rest of us.

Exactly, yeah. And I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it.

Were you ever in talks with Marvel to continue on as Peter?

No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don’t want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I’m stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man.


We’ve heard quite a bit of wacky stuff about what the third Amazing Spider-Man film would have been like, with dead loved ones resurrected and more crazy villain shenanigans, but Garfield explains the approach as a little more grounded:


I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved on the ground level like that. But, anyway, it wasn’t meant to be. As I say, I’m just really excited that I get to watch.


We’re really excited to watch, too — Tom Holland will make his Spider-Man debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016, followed by his own solo adventure in 2017.


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