Andrew Garfield on the Spidey-Peter Parker dynamic in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The soon-to-be-released issue 210 of Total Film magazine is jam-packed with incredible exclusives and full Comic-Con 2013 coverage, making it an essential read for comic-book fans (and for cinemagoers interested in the biggest films of the next two years).

The issue hits shelves on Friday 2 August 2013, and among the goodies inside is a visit to the New York set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 .

The super-sequel debuted brand-new footage at Comic-Con , showcasing bigger action, a more dangerous villain and an even snarkier Spidey, and Andrew Garfield showed up to the panel in his full (revamped) Spider-Man outfit, clearly enjoying the character’s sense of humour.

When we caught up with him on set, he told us about returning to the Peter Parker/Spider-Man role for the second time:

“What I’ve really enjoyed on this one is the dynamic between Spider-Man and Peter, and how they’re really two different people at this point, and how the alter ego has overtaken and is not allowing Peter to really function,” he told us, buzzing with nervous energy.

“Peter’s always short-wiring in his life, whereas there’s a great relief in putting on the suit and mask. The anonymity of that and the freedom of expression.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the UK on 18 April 2014.

For the full report, be sure to pick up issue 210 of Total Film magazine, which is on sale on Friday 2 August 2013.

Inside the issue, you’ll find full Comic-Con coverage of the likes of Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age Of Ultron , X-Men: Days Of Future Past , The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Edge Of Tomorrow , Guardians Of The Galaxy , RoboCop , and more, plus Chris Hemsworth, Halle Berry, Lena Headey, James McAvoy and Matt Damon. Seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this one…

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