With multiverse now being a thing in the overall MCU franchise, we know that different Peter Parker’s exist over the Marvel Multiverse. Andrew Garfield portrayed Spider-Man in two ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ movies and the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’ So, let’s see how old Andrew was in all those Spider-Man movies.
Andrew Garfield was born on 20 August 1983, and in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ he was 27 years old. In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, he had 30 years; in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ Andrew was 38. His character was 17 in the first movie, 18 in the second one, and around 28 in the last one mentioned.
Even though he always looked very young, Andrew Garfield was the oldest actor to portray a teenage Peter Parker in a live-action movie. So, let’s see in more detail the difference between his actual age and his character’s age.
How old is Peter Parker in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’?
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ movie was the first to star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The movie was released on June 30, 2012, in Tokyo, and the initial filming of the movie began on December 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. These dates are important to correctly determine the actor’s age in this movie.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ storyline follows Peter Parker, a high-school student who accidentally finds his father’s old briefcase and realizes that there are many things he did not know about him. Following the leads in the briefcase and information provided by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, Peter sneaks into an Oscorp in hopes of finding Dr. Connors, his father’s old colleague.
There he encounters Gwen Stacy, a Midtown Science High School senior and a head intern to Dr. Connors. This is important because Peter also went to the same high school and was the same age as Gwen. Thanks to Gwen’s conversation with her father in the movie, we know that she is 17 years old. That also means Peter Parker is 17 years old in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 1.’
Let’s look at how old Andrew Garfield was when he portrayed Spider-Man for the first time.
As mentioned, the movie was released in 2012, but filming began in 2010 on December 6. Andrew Garfield was born on 20 August 1983, which means that when the filming started, he was 27, so it is also fair to conclude that he was 27 in the movie also.
Andrew Garfield was 30 years old in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
The second movie in the franchise was released on 24 April 2014, and the filming occurred from February to June 2013. In 2013, Andrew Garfield was 30 years old, so that’s how old he is in the movie. Interestingly, he is 12 years older than his character.
In ‘The-Amazing Spider-Man 2’, Peter and Gwen are graduating from high school. By that logic, Peter Parker is 18 years old and late to his promotion. In this movie, he tries to juggle his private and superhero life. With Gwen by his side, Peter is happy but also worried because of his promise to Gwen’s father that he’ll stay away from her.
Electro is the main villain, but Green Goblin and, eventually, Rhino come to bring chaos into Peter’s life. It’s enough to say that the movie ends tragically without any spoilers, and nothing’s ever the same for the famous web-slinger. The admirable thing about Peter Parker and Spider-Man was that he was just a kid. He had already lost so much in his teenage years and had to deal with many dangerous villains.
Years later, Andrew returns again as Peter Parker in the multiversal mix-up in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’
Andrew Garfield is 38 years old in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ movie was special as it gathered three Peter Parkers in one place, or in the same Universe, to be exact. Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield all portrayed their own versions of Spider-Men and gave the fans a real treat.
The movie was released on 16 December 2021, and the filming occurred from October 2020 to March 2021, meaning that Andrew was 37 then. His version of Spider-Man/Peter Parker is still relatively young compared to Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker. Tobey was 46 in this movie, with his character being around 40.
In this movie, Andrew’s Peter got to be a hero and save a meaningful life, and it served as a comfort story arc for him after everything that happened in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
There have been mixed reactions to Andrew’s overall portrayal of Spider-Man, but it is fair to say that his presence in the MCU franchise enriched overall Marvel’s legacy, and he will always be a part of that as well.
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