Summer of London: John Barrowman on Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

John Barrowman at 2011's San Diego Comic-Con (Photo by Albert L. Ortega /PictureGroup)

British superheroes are all the rage during this Summer of London, with Christian Bale reprising Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises and Andrew Garfield taking on Peter Parker in the reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. What are John Barrowman‘s thoughts on Garfield replacing Tobey Maguire in the Spidey series? Certainly, Mr. Barrowman can speak with some authority on this topic, having played a superhero for many years as Captain Jack on Doctor Who and Torchwood.

And where there’s a Barrowman, there’s going to be a wink and a nudge. So just watch this clip and grin:


You may recall that Mr. Garfield has a Doctor Who connection: he appeared in the Season 3 episodes, “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks.”

Do you agree with John? What are your thoughts on Andrew Garfield as Spidey, now that you’ve seen trailers?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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