Andrew Garfield Was Rejected From Disney Movie For Not Being ‘Handsome Enough’

Known as a Spider-Man at Marvel, Andrew Garfield said he was rejected for The Chronicles of Narnia. In the first film, produced by Disney, the star was turned down after not being “handsome enough” as Prince Caspian.

At the time, Andrew Garfield was making his way into Hollywood. The Spider-Man actor was desperate for a role, which led to him auditioning for The Chronicles of Narnia.

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“I thought, ‘This could be it, this could be it.’ And then the handsome and brilliant Ben Barnes got the part. I think it was between me and him, I was obsessed,” the actor recalled to Entertainment Tonight.

Upon losing the role, the Marvel star sought out his agent to understand why he lost his job. She was sincere.

“She ended up breaking my insistence and saying, ‘They didn’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew,’” the Peter Parker actor recalled. “Ben Barnes is very handsome and talented. In retrospect, I’m not sad about the decision because I think he did a great job.”

Andrew Garfield Stars in Spider-Man: No Return Home

Spider-Man 3, titled Spider-Man: No Return Home, features Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx as Electro, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.

Willem Dafoe returns as the Green Goblin to lead a group of villains from the multiverse. The villain was the main character of the first Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire. Molina’s Doctor Octopus is also from the same trilogy, while Foxx’s Electro is from Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker films.

The film is directed by Jon Watts.

“For the first time in Spider-Man cinematic history, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and can no longer separate his normal life from the great risks of being a superhero.”

“When he asks Doctor Strange for help, the stakes become even more dangerous, and they force him to discover what it really means to be Spider-Man,” reads the film’s synopsis.

Spider-Man 3, titled Spider-Man: No Return Home, is now in theaters. Peter Parker’s films are not on Disney+, but the other MCU productions are on the platform.

Meanwhile, The Chronicles of Narnia can be seen on the service.

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