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Andrew Garfield Receives Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man Support

Andrew Garfield Receives Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man Support

Andrew Garfield is set to play web-weaving boy hero Spider-Man in 2012′s big superhero reboot, replacing Tobey Maguire in the franchise.

Has Andrew and Tobey ever met?

“I’ve never met him,” Andrew told UK’s BBC. “[But] he sent me a lovely message through a mutual friend. He gave me his support and it meant a great deal of course because a part of the reason I loved this character was because of his portrayal. To step into those shoes is no mean feat. It was generous of him to reach out and say something, so I’m thankful.”

Can’t wait to see Andrew in Peter Parker’s tights! July 3, 2012!

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24 Comments

# 3

That’s so nice of Tobey.

# 4

“Has Andrew and Tobey ever met?”
Is this proper English?!
That was classy of Maguire and classy of Andrew Garfield to give him a public shout-out for it.

# 5

“Can’t wait to see Andrew in Peter Parker’s tights!” huh? Jared you naughty!!!

# 6

Tobey is the ONLY SPIDERMAN I will ever see..

They ruined the whole thing bringing in a new guy to get a younger audience..

Sorry bit Spidy is dead to me now.

# 7

andrew and tobey are dating?

# 8
Butter_Fly @ 12/29/2010 at 11:21 am

I don’t know why they needed to do this. There was no reason to completely change actors. It was the stories that sucked, not the actor.

# 9

We love tobey

Fan Dicaprio @ 12/29/2010 at 11:32 am

Just Tobey is wenner in spiderman and ather loser!!

they only chose andrew cuz he worked with Ledger (same as gemma ward fthats why she was put in pirate of caribbean,lily rose in seventeen mag for loreal)dont know why switch actors omg andrew sooo ugly

godric@hotmail.com @ 12/29/2010 at 12:40 pm

@biglips: OMG! You’re right! It’s a global conspiracy to honour Heath ledger!! Nevermind the fact that he is a talented award winning actor in his own right…. When the movie comes out, you’ll all change your minds and jump on the bandwagon.

oh man…they’re really shoving Andrew down are throughts aren’t they…? He’s supposed to be a teen in the new Spiderman right? Wonder if that’ll work since he’ll be 29 when the film comes out; and if they have sequels, he’ll be 30+ Let’s see how it works out…

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 12/29/2010 at 12:57 pm

I thought andrew did a good job in social network, not sure about him as peter parker though. Hopefully he’ll do a better job than tobey did.

tobey was awefull in the spiderman movies ,,, especially the third one. andrew is a good actor but no one is going to buy a 28 y/o as a high school student.

laverdadduele @ 12/29/2010 at 2:21 pm

@busted: Ditto. These studio executives are a bunch of idiots who have no idea what they’re doing. All the remakes? What’s the point? Are they so stupid they’ve ran out of new ideas? The Spiderman franchise was perfect as it was, there was absolutely no need to change anything. If it aint broke don’t fix it.

Tobet is a pretty horrible actor. I can’t believe people are annoyed that he isn’t returning. Andrew is a lot better.

Andrew is probably the best thing that happened to Hollywood this year.
Great actor.

@laverdadduele: I really wish people would stop confusing remakes with adaptations. This is another adaptation of the comic book. The previous franchise was an ADAPTATION. It wasn’t original, so therefore it isn’t remaking that. Do people not get the concept of remakes? For christ sake. I don’t hear anybody complaining about Hollywood rebooting Batman all the time.

Love them both!

@Delphic:

Thank you for this. It’s not a ‘remake’. Completely different thing. It follows closer to the books, and involves other like the Lizard, and it really pissed me off when Gwen Stacy didn’t appear. Like WTF?

But that was nice of Tobey to do that :)

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