Stan Lee: Andrew Garfield 'As Good As Tobey Was' In 'Spider-Man'

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Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / inset: Stan Lee -- Columbia Pictures
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Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / inset: Stan Lee -- Columbia Pictures

Fans might be skeptical of the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot (just five years after audiences saw Tobey Maguire swinging through the skies of New York City), but according to Marvel legend Stan Lee, new franchise star Andrew Garfield is just as good as the original.

"I am Tobey Maguire's biggest fan. He's talented, he's the nicest guy in the world, nobody could have done a better job on 'Spider-Man' than he did," Stan -- who co-created the iconic superhero in the '60s -- told Access Hollywood's Scott "Movie" Mantz at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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"But, Andrew Garfield brings his own charisma to this role and he's as good as Tobey was," Stan continued. "I think people are going to love him."

And don't expect a carbon copy of the original web-slinger in "The Amazing Spider-Man."

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"He doesn't imitate Tobey, he does his own version of it," Stan told Scott. "Just as Tobey was the essence of Peter Parker, so is Andrew Garfield."

Adding," You'll love it!"

"The Amazing Spider-Man," which also stars Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, swings into theaters on July 3.

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