How Old Was Andrew Garfield In The Spider-Man Movies?
We have seen how Spider-Man: No Way Home was able to reconcile the fact that we have three different Spider-Man franchises, as the film used the multiverse theory to explain that. One such Spider-Man that became popular in his own right is Andrew Garfield, who was the Peter Parker of the Amazing Spider-Man films. But how old was Andrew Garfield in the different Spider-Man films?
When Andrew Garfield first started filming the Amazing Spider-Man, he was already 27 years old playing a 17-year old Peter Parker. Meanwhile, in Amazing Spider-Man 2, he was already 30 years old playing an 18 or 19-year old Parker. Then, in Spider-Man: No Way Home, he was 37 during the filming.
It might come as a surprise that Andrew Garfield was actually as old as he was when he first started playing Peter Parker. He is actually the oldest of the three Spider-Men during his first run as the web-crawling hero. Then again, it didn’t matter because he still looked like a teenager when he first started playing the role of Spider-Man.
How Old Was Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man?
Andrew Garfield is the second actor to ever play Peter Parker, and his superhero alter ego Spider-Man in live-action films. After the release of Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 3, which was the final film of the trilogy, it was announced that Sony would be rebooting the entire franchise based on the Amazing Spider-Man comic book storyline. Garfield was the one chosen to play the hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man was released in 2012, just five years after the release of Spider-Man 3 in 2007. In that movie, we see Andrew Garfield playing a teenage version of Peter Parker, as the film explores the origins of the Spider-Man of this franchise. But how old was Andrew Garfield in this film?
Andrew Garfield was born on August 20, 1983. As mentioned, the Amazing Spider-Man was released in June of 2012, just as Garfield was about to turn 29. However, take note that we are looking at when the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man started instead of when it was released. And since the film started filming in 2010, that means that Andrew Garfield was around 27 at that time.
Given that Andrew Garfield started playing Spider-Man at the age of 27, he is actually the oldest actor to first play the role of the web-crawling superhero. Take note that Tobey Maguire, born in 1975, was 27 when the first Spider-Man film premiered. However, he was only 25 when the filming for the movie started. This means that Garfield, despite looking like a teenager, was older than Maguire during his first run as Spider-Man.
How Old Was Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
After the success of The Amazing Spider-Man film, the sequel entitled the Amazing Spider-Man was announced. The movie was released two years after the first Amazing Spider-Man film, and that means that Andrew Garfield was already around 31 years old during the premiere. But how old was Garfield when he first started filming the Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Filming for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 started just a year after the release of the first film, and that means that Andrew Garfield started working on his role as Peter Parker in the sequel in 2013. Since this was three years after he first started working on the first film, Andrew Garfield was already 30 years old.
Take note that when Tobey Maguire first started working on Spider-Man 3, he was already 30 years old. This means that Garfield while filming his second Spider-Man movie, was just as old as Maguire was when the original Spider-Man actor first started working on the final film of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.
Of course, while Andrew Garfield was excellent at playing the part of a high school student during his run as the Amazing Spider-Man, he is only eight years younger than Tobey Maguire despite the 10-year difference between the first Spider-Man film and the Amazing Spider-Man.
How Old Was Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home?
Andrew Garfield, as of this writing, is the only Spider-Man actor to never receive a third standalone film as the leading Peter Parker actor. However, despite the fact that he lied about appearing in the movie, Andrew Garfield returned as the Amazing Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which features Tom Holland’s MCU Spider-Man as the main Peter Parker.
Released in 2022, Spider-Man: No Way Home actually began filming in 2020, which was six years after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released. So, how old was Andrew Garfield in No Way Home?
Considering that the filming began in 2020, that means that Andrew Garfield was most likely around 37 years old when he played Peter Parker from the Amazing Spider-Man universe. And while he did look older and more mature in this film, we got a sweet moment between him and Zandaya’s MJ when Garfield’s Spider-Man saved her in a manner that he failed to do with Emma Stone’s Gwen in the Amazing Spider-Man 2.
How Old Was Peter Parker/Spider-Man when Andrew Garfield Played Him?
Despite the fact that Andrew Garfield was excellent at playing the role of a teenage Peter Parker even though he was already 27 years old when he first started playing the role, how old was Spider-Man in the Amazing Spider-Man movies?
In the first Amazing Spider-Man film, Peter Parker was right around 17 years old and was closing in on the end of his high school days. Meanwhile, in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy experienced their high school graduation and were about to go to college. This means that Parker was right around 18 or 19 during this time.
However, there is no certainty regarding how old Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker is in Spider-Man: No Way Home. But we do know that Garfield’s Spider-Man was older than he was in Amazing Spider-Man 2 because he talked about how he lost Gwen, and that means that he was transported to the MCU universe’s Spider-Man after the events of the second Amazing Spider-Man film.