The two Peter Parkers meet: Tobey Maguire shares ‘Spider-Man’ fame to Andrew Garfield

The 2002 film ‘Spider-Man’ shot Tobey Maguire to superstardom.  Due to its immense success, the movie was turned into a trilogy and has earned a whopping $2.5 billion worldwide.  A decade later, the studio decided to do a reboot, July 3’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, with Andrew Garfield taking on the title role.  The original Spidey talks to his successor about his experience and offers some advice in the new issue of VMAN magazine.

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On fame after the release of the first ‘Spider-Man’ movie:

Maguire: “Leading up to it you start to get reactions and people tell you, you know, what the tracking is and what range your opening weekend box office is likely to be. But for me it was kind of unexpected. So much shifted in my life the weekend the movie came out. It was shocking. I’d been making movies for a while so I had experienced some attention. But then, all of a sudden, the Sunday after it was released, I remember I went to lunch with my little brothers and there were all these people outside and photographers — it was a lot more attention than what I was used to.”

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On the expected attention he’ll receive upon the release of the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’:

Garfield: “I’m the guy in the suit and there’ll be another guy in the suit later on down the line. This whole celebrity myth is very new and interesting to me, whether one can just be an actor and also be in one of these roles. I just feel such a great responsibility to the story and to the fans, because I know in my heart how much this character means to people, because it means that much to me. For the sake of all the people who care about it as much as I do — I want to bring the character to life and make sure they’re as satisfied as they can possibly be.”

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From one Peter Parker to another, Maguire dishes his advice for Garfield, “Just remember to enjoy the ride. It will be fun, I’m sure. And weird. And all kinds of things. But enjoy the ride. And then get back to work soon!”

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