Tobey Maguire Gives Andrew Garfield His Spidey Seal of Approval

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Is Tobey Maguire's Spidey sense still tingling?

He may have bid his successful franchise adieu in 2007, but, with the upcoming film, "The Amazing Spider-Man," Hollywood clearly hasn't. And Tobey appears to be okay with that.

According to the newest Peter Parker himself, Andrew Garfield, Maguire has given a thumbs-up to the project and the man donning the super-suit.

"[Tobey] sent a very, very, very nice email to [producer] Matt [Tolmach] once it was announced, basically giving me his blessing," Garfield said during a press conference at San Diego Comic-Con. "It meant the world to me because I respect him so much as an actor generally and especially what he did with the role that I'm now assuming."

Apparently, Garfield and Maguire are members of a mutual-admiration society.

"I love Tobey Maguire's interpretation of the character [of Spider-Man]," he said. "It's one thing that reminded me of how much the character means to me. When I watched that first Spidey film, I lost my mind. I watched it twice in a row."

Garfield added that he "had the wonderful fortune of meeting [Maguire] after we finished shooting."

Perhaps they should change the Spidey slogan to, "With great power comes great male bonding."