- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Denis Leary, who will be playing George Stacy (Father of Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone) in the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man has recently spoke about his invovlment in the franchise.
When asked about the new Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield, Leary replied, "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."
Elaborating on both Garfield and Emma Stone, who plays Leary's daughter, Gwen Stacy, Leary said, "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."
Leary was asked if his George Stacy would use a cane, like in the original comic books. His reply was a bit interesting for those thinking about the franchise's future, as he said, “No Not yet anyway!"
Leary admitted he didn't have much knowledge of the original Spider-Man comics, saying, "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 was wary of saying too much about the plot of the movie, noting, "Every time you say something about this f**king movie, they go crazy!" but stressed, "the tone is very different" from the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films.
The second Amazing Spider-Man is set for release on May 2, 2014, two years after its predecessor, which comes out July 3, 2012.