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[Movies] Denis Leary Talks The Amazing Spider-Man

August 6, 2011 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Denis Leary spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour while promoting the final episodes of Rescue Me. He discussed The Amazing Spider-Man while there.

He joked that he planned to “ride Spider-Man. I’m doing Spider-Man 4, 5 and 6!”

When asked about Andrew Garfield, he said: “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. 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.

He also said George Stacy wouldn’t use a cane like the comics, and admitted he wasn’t familiar with the comic books: “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!

He concluded by saying the tone was very different from the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire films.


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