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Andrew Garfield Almost Suffocated in Spider-Man Mask

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man/Peter ParkerAndrew Garfield almost suffocated in his Spider-Man mask.

The Amazing Spider-Man star was filming a scene in a sewer when he managed to get water on his spandex face cover, which prevented him from breathing.

"I had to get wet, and I just kind of dove in and didn't realize that water on the mask made it impossible to breathe. So I was kind of, like, suffocating. I couldn't get any oxygen! I water-boarded myself," he said.

Andrew stars as a young Peter Parker in the reboot of the film franchise alongside his girlfriend Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard).

Director Marc Webb says he knew the 28-year-old star was the right man to play Peter when he saw him eating a cheeseburger through a screen test he devised where the star would act out learning his life was in danger in the middle of lunch:

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Andrew Garfield Felt Like Elvis When He Scored Spider-Man Role

Andrew GarfieldAndrew Garfield felt like Elvis Presley when he was given the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man.

The actor was resigned to not getting the part after going up against Hollywood's hottest young talent - including Jamie Bell and Aaron Johnson - for the role, but ten minutes after being told he was successful he was paraded in front of the world's press, leaving him feeling like a superstar.

"I'd gotten the impression that it wasn't going to go my way. I was resigned to it. I went to see the producers having zero expectations. I imagined I'd be leaving there crying, wishing I'd chosen a different profession. [Being paraded in front of the press] was pretty insane. I got to feel like Elvis for a moment, which was fun."

Meanwhile, Andrew has revealed the moment he was told of his success has been recorded on camera so fans may get to witness it someday: "I knocked on the door and [director] Mark Webb answered which was the first weird thing. And then I saw a little Flipcam which was recording. They were filming my reaction to not getting the role or getting the role. I hoped it wasn't cruel because that would have been f****d up."


Emma Stone Worried About Spider-Man Fans

Emma Stone as Gwen StacyEmma Stone is concerned fans won't be satisfied with her performance in The Amazing Spider-Man.

The 23-year-old actress portrays the role of Gwen Stacy in the movie - opposite Andrew Garfield as the titular character - and she admits not everyone is going to be pleased with how she has represented the character.

"This is 50 years worth of comic book material. There are different incarnations of Gwen, and I realized that you can't please everybody. They're hoping that you can bring this character to life, in the best way that you know how. I hope that people are satisfied. I know that not everybody will be, and that's one of those trials of being human, when you learn that not everybody can like you. It is a tough lesson, isn't it?"

Despite her worries, director Marc Webb admits it was an easy decision to cast Emma - who is best known for roles in Easy A and The Help: "When we did a screen test, what was great was that Emma brought a level of humor and levity that Andrew really responded to, and there was this immediate sense of lightness in the interaction."


Rhys Ifans Reinvents Villain Role in The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys IfansRhys Ifans is a "new" type of villain in The Amazing Spider-Man. The Welsh actor takes on the role of Dr. Curt Connors and his evil alter-ego The Lizard in the film, and director Marc Webb says he's done a "fantastic" job of bringing something different to the franchise.

"I can tell you this much - it's a new villain, something we haven't seen before and villains help define the story in a very specific way. Marvel villains - and Spider-Man villains in particular - are rich and complicated and interesting and Rhys has done just a fantastic job in translating that and there will be a lot of new things to explore for the fans. They're tragic in the Greek sense, meaning it's a competing idea of what's good. They're not just guys, they're people trying to do good or to do the right thing and on that journey that effort becomes subverted or manipulated or it sours. It makes for a much more compelling adversary," said Webb.

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Sequel News: Muppets, Chronicles of Riddick, Underworld and More


The Muppets: If you enjoyed Jim Henson’s characters in their popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” video, you’ll probably love them in their new Muppet movie. James Bobin, a co-creator of Flight of the Conchords, has been tasked with helming the family-friendly project written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller.

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Sequel News: Four Brothers, Jurassic Park and More


Four Brothers: How do you follow a film like Four Brothers? Well, you apparently add another brother. Paramount is currently developing Five Brothers, a sequel to the 2005 entry. Details of the film are not known, but Mark Wahlberg has already expressed interest in returning.

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Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Just Want to Dance


(500) Days of Summer stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt know that they’re just about the cutest on-screen couple ever. Banking on that infectious charm, the pair star in the She & Him music video for “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”

Directed by music video veteran (and director of (500) Days) Marc Webb, Gordon-Levitt plays a bank robber who decides to dance with the teller (Deschanel) before running off with the money. Once again, it seems as if the trio can’t stop producing quality work together!

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