Andrew Garfield Wanted for Spider-Man Role for Up to Six Sequels
The most famous message of the Spider-Man mythology is, "with great power comes great responsibility." Well, it seems that for Andrew Garfield, the latest actor to take on the Spider-Man role, "with great box office revenue comes great responsibility to star in sequels." Daily Star reports that he is contracted for future "Spider-Man" projects to be released in 2015 and 2016.
Garfield's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" didn't quite live up to its box-office expectations, with ticket sales experiencing a significant drop off after its major opening weekend. However, it's still an extremely profitable franchise, having brought in $634 million worldwide already. A majority of this revenue came from international markets, so it's proving itself to be a major earner overseas.
In addition to paying Garfield a hefty sum up front, studio execs are hoping to lure him into staying on as Peter Parker in additional sequels as well as appearing in the possible spin-offs "Venom" and "Sinister Six" by offering a very lucrative profit-sharing agreement. Should he accept their offer, he would likely make tens of millions of dollars. That should be sufficient motivation for Garfield to keep donning that famous skintight spider suit for a few more years.
Although Garfield has voiced some intention to move on with his career and pass on the torch (or webs) to a new actor, a source at Columbia Pictures says that the studio hopes that he decides to stay on with the series. The source states, "Andrew is already contracted to make two more films for release in 2015 and 2016. But we are looking to tie him to the role for as many as a further four more pictures given the huge success the franchise is enjoying. The part is pretty much his for as long as he chooses."