Joe Jonas reflects on Andrew Garfield as 'perfect spiderman'

By Jean Valjean November 24, 2022

Joe Jonas reflects on Andrew Garfield as 'perfect spiderman'

Joe Jonas put his name forward, to play Peter Parker.

The 33-year-old Jonas Brothers singer, who also acts in the upcoming war movie Devotion, claimed on a recent episode of the Just for Variety podcast that he once tried out for the lead part in Marc Webb's 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man.

The final choice for the part was Andrew Garfield, who also acted alongside Emma Stone in the 2014 follow-up.

"In the moment, you're destroyed or you're defeated. But you realize this person was brilliant," Jonas said of not being cast after auditioning. "I remember years ago I was up for Spider-Man and I was so, so excited and it was the year Andrew Garfield got it. Obviously, he was the right one."

"But I remember that was a big thing at the time, going back for callbacks. And the director used to be a music video director, so I was like, 'I got an in here,' " he added. "But you know what? I love the process of auditioning and putting yourself out there and having to prove yourself."

When questioned if he ever sported the Spider-Man costume during the audition process, Jonas replied, "No, but I'm sure I had one that I would try on occasionally back in the day."