Just when we thought Andrew Garfield couldn’t get a better intro than the one he had at 2011’s Comic-Con…
After director Marc Webb, actor Dane DeHaan and producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach took to the stage, the crowd was told that Spider-Man would be arriving for the panel, with a camera set up outside to track his entrance. Cut to the giant video screens that are hanging from the ceiling of Hall H, to see Spidey in full costume, dodging, running and jumping his way towards the convention centre (occasionally in first-person). It was a fun little scene that felt true to the wisecracking spirit of the character (apparently even Spidey can’t jump the queues here…)
Then Spidey struts into Hall H, and takes his seat on the stage. Answering questions in character, Garfield proved to be a ridiculous amount of fun (“Sorry I’m late, there was a Chewbacca fight that I had to break up”), and even fielded meta-questions about himself: “Who’s Andrew Garfield? I thought Eduardo Saverin played me.”
As he said himself, the Con is the only place where he feels normal, and he certainly did fit right in.