To prepare for the role, Garfield said he and his friends would have marathon sessions watching Ru Paul's Drag Race, but Twitter users (above) were having none of it To prepare for the role, Garfield said he and his friends would have marathon sessions watching Ru Paul's Drag Race. 'Willing to go out on a limb and say that andrew garfield was probably testing the waters on whether he should come out but who could say,' one user suggested.
'My only time off during rehearsals - every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru,' he said. Several people said Garfield's comments and were insensitive to the struggles of gay people. 'Hi everyone, Andrew Garfield is an ally who said something a tiny bit silly about enjoying watching a very good programme that is very gay,' one man tweeted. Garfield has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community.
He spoke out about being in favor of same-sex marriage and he questioned why Spider-man couldn't be gay.
Garfield also gave Ryan Reynolds a smooch at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
With the wall-crawler heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the two companies have agreed to start fresh with a new face in the lead role, and that means Garfield is out. According to a source, there was apparently some talk at first about a way that could see star "continue his involvement" with the new Marvel Cinematic Universe-direction that Spider-Man is taking.
After all, it is being planned that the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the webslinger will be very young, and the star will be turning 32 this year.
If the idea is to have the wall-crawling superhero's age be a sharp contrast to the likes of Captain America and Thor, it would be helpful to get an actor who is not only one year younger than Chris Evans and almost exactly the same age as Chris Hemsworth.
Marvel had originally wanted to buy back Spider-Man from Sony.
But its resulting partnership, which was in the works since October, is just that — an arrangement that enables both Sony and Marvel to mutually benefit at the box office by having Spider-Man appear in their movies.