Denis Leary talks about his experience on The Amazing Spider-Man
Posted by: Zack Bruce
Over the weekend, Denis Leary spoke to the Television Critics Association about the final season of RESCUE ME. After that was all over the attention quickly went to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
Coming off enthusiastic, Leary jumped in saying that he was going to, “ride Spider-Man. I’m doing Spider-Man 4, 5 and 6!” When asked about Spidey himself, Andrew Garfield, the actor said this, “I love Andrew. He’s terrific in the role. He was trained as a gymnast growing up, which came in handy. Most of the stunts in the movie are done live in front of the cameras.” He continued on about Garfield and also brought up his on screen daughter, Emma Stone: “Andrew’s just a terrific actor – I really loved working with him. I think he’s great. Same thing with Emma. They’re both actually more mature than I am and that says a lot right there. They’re really incredibly talented and really professional. She’s 22 years old. I don’t want to tell you what I was doing when I was 22. I was very impressed by her.”
Fans wondered if Leary’s version of George Stacy would use a cane like in the original comics to which he replied, “No. Not yet anyway!” He then admitted that he was more of a Batman guy than a Spidey one, “I’m more of a Batman guy. Not the 60s – but the really dark Batman. But my wife was a Spider-Man nut, which was why I went to Tobey Maguire ones. But the thing I liked… I have a good friend, Jeff Garlin, who’s a Spider-Man freak and he was the first guy who said to me, ‘The first time I met you, I thought you were George Stacy!’ This was like 30 years ago. I was like, ‘What?!’ And he had an old comic book frame that he had saved – he showed it to me on his computer. I was like, ‘You’re sick!’ And he was like, ‘No, I’m a Spider-Man freak. People take this very seriously!'”
Leary didn’t offer anything about the plot or story but did say that the tone was very different from Raimi’s original franchise.