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SDCC 2011: Video: Andrew Garfield, the Man in the Spidey Mask

This video was taped at yesterday’s Amazing Spider-Man Comic-Con panel:

In the video, an excited fan rushes to the microphone, starts gushing about how he’s always wanted to “be at Comic-Con, in Hall H, as Spider-Man.” Then, as he thanks the encouraging crowd, he removes his cowl to reveal that he is none other than superhero Andrew Garfield. (The fanny pack added a lot to his Comic-Con disguise, I think.)

Andrew Garfield IN DISGUISE at Comic-Con (Getty)

Garfield is all nerves as he reads a prepared speech:

Stan Lee says that the reason why Spidey is so popular is because all of us can relate to him, and I agree. I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid, and he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my and every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger, of being free of the body I was born into, and that swinging sensation of flight. And upon receiving his power, unlike most who have become corrupted, he used it for good. And I think that we all wish we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for a loved one more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated, and Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, braver.

Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacy, on her screen test with Garfield:

It was pretty incredible to see him in costume for he first time. I couldn’t see his face.


As for when Andrew saw Emma?

Andrew: “She was also wearing a Spider-Man costume.”

Emma: “Isn’t that funny? Isn’t that weird? It’s such a small world!”

Andrew: “And I didn’t want to go anywhere near her. Because I was like, ‘I thought I was Spider-man.’ I felt threatened. No, but Emma’s natural hair color is blonde but I had never seen her as a blonde. And that was interesting, I guess. It suits you, I think, and so does the red.”

Well, that’s it. I’m ruined. Cuteness has overwhelmed my robot circuitry. Will not be able to function for the rest of the week. Standby. Standby. Powering… doooowwwwnnnnn.

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