The Amazing Spider-Man swung into cinemas today and Andrew Garfield who takes on the superhero role in the hotly anticipated reboot, has discussed his gruelling physical preparation for the popular superhero.
Talking to Total Film, the British Never Let Me Go star said he spent seven hours a day working out for his role in the film, and revealed that he chose music for his gym playlist with his character Peter Parker in mind "For four months prior we did - don't get too excited - seven hours a day, for four months, but two hours was body work and the next three or four hours was...the harness stuff, gymnastics, parkour training, wire work and all that.
It was like summer camp, it was like circus school. Just pure fun."
Further explaining his song choices, the young actor who is tipped to reprise the role of the teenage superhero said "The music I was listening to was linked to what I wanted the character to be, the feeling I wanted the character to have.
I was listening to a lot of Arcade Fire, I was listening to a lot of Sleigh Bells, Odd Future collective... those guys are crazy.
And then some more melancholy stuff, like a lot of Ryan Adams and Bright Eyes, and a lot of hip-hop, like Nas and The Pharcyde. An eclectic array of stuff. A lot of modern stuff."
Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man is out now and also stars Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Rhys Ifans, C. Thomas Howell, Denis Leary, Embeth Davidtz and Campbell Scott.
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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN IS OUT NOW