Screenrant.com has brought up a very interesting topic…
An old interview with former Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield shines some significant words of wisdom concerning Peter Parker ‘s friendship with Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since 2016, Tom Holland has portrayed this modern version of Marvel’s favorite web-slinger as part of the ever-growing MCU.
Since debuting in Captain America: Civil War, Holland became a star in his own franchise, which has just begun shooting the third chapter.As immensely popular as the MCU’s Spider-Man has become, there has been one significant critique of the new portrayal of the friendly neighborhood Spider-man, since its release…
One of the key relationships that Holland’s Spider-Man has had is with his personal hero and role model, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Peter becomes part of the Avengers through Tony, who grants him essential Spidey resources including a souped-up super-suit and more.
Following Tony’s sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame, some fans have felt that Peter is living in Iron Man’s shadow rather than getting to be his own hero as Spider-Man. The latest installment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, saw Peter relying on Tony’s resources once again for his new costume and struggling to live up to his image.
Essentially, Peter gained a father figure in Tony – and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Garfield, who played Spider-Man in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, shared some insightful thoughts in an old interview that recently resurfaced. During the press tour for his 2014 sequel, Garfield spoke about which Avenger Peter wouldn’t get along with – that one being Iron Man himself:
“He wouldn’t get along with Tony Stark… Too arrogant, ethics are dubious, and Peter’s a man of the people, Peter’s the working class hero, whereas Tony’s this rich gajillionaire that is arguably not all that responsible or heartfelt.” Garfield said.
Garfield’s comment on how Peter wouldn’t pursue anyone like Tony who’s “arrogant [and has ethics that are questionable” speaks a lot about Spider-Man’s character as a whole.
Since his emergence in comics, Peter has always been a character that portrays a member of the working class every day man. That’s what made Spider-man such an iconic symbol and into a relatable character for readers all over the world.