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."