Andrew Garfield wants Black-Hispanic Spiderman

Andrew Garfield says it would be an "important move" for Peter Parker to "pass on the torch" to his Black-Hispanic counterpart, Miles Morales, who features as the alternate-reality hero in the 'Ultimate Spider-Man' comic book series

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Andrew Garfield wants to replace Peter Parker with Miles Morales.

The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' actor says it would be an "important move" for the web-yielding superhero to "pass on the torch" to his Black-Hispanic counterpart, who features as the alternate-reality hero in the 'Ultimate Spider-Man' comic book series after the death of Marvel's version of Parker.

He told Comic Book Resources: "Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character's comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It's something I'm really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of co-existing, or passing on the torch. I don't have an answer, but I think it's actually a really important move. I think it's a really beautiful and important move."

Garfield claims the transition from Parker to Morales will make a natural ending for when he finally decides to retire from the role, following reports that Sony Pictures are planning to release a Spider-Man-related film every year.

He continued: "I want it to feel like a circle. I want the two ends to join, somehow. I don't know what that means, yet. I don't know what that means in terms of the quantity of Spider-Man movies I do. But I know that I don't particularly want to be a 40-year-old Spider-Man. I do know that time is fleeting."

The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' is screening in UK cinemas now and will debut in the US on May 2.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 142 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan
  • UK release: 16 April 2014

Peter Parker (Garfield) goes up against new supervillains Electro (Foxx) and Harry Osborn (DeHaan). Garfield and Stone have enormous chemistry, Foxx and DeHaan bring complexity and pathos, and the rebooted franchise continues to capture the original character's wise-cracking energy in a way that the Raimi trilogy didn't.

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