SDCC 2011: Andrew Garfield’s Heartfelt Spider-Man Love Speech, Plus Rhys Ifans, The Lizard, Arrested at Comic-Con
For a lot of Spider-Man fans, Tobey Maguire is still considered, Peter Parker. But maybe some of those fans will warm up to the new web-slinger, Andrew Garfield after they give a listen to this passionate speech. It was given during The Amazing Spider-Man panel at Comic-Con when Garfield approached the mic dressed as any other Spidey cosplayer, (please not the totally appropriate fanny pack) only to then reveal himself as the film’s star! Which was then followed by much screaming.
The whole speech is very touching and you can’t help but feel endeared to the skinny Brit. Even cynics will find it hard to call this out as some ploy to sucker in fans.
Now, in a less sentimental and more, “what the fuck!?” bit of Spider-Man news, Rhys Ifans who portrays The Lizard in the upcoming flick was arrested yesterday at Comic-Con for getting into an argument with a backstage security guard. According to Reuters,
“The Amazing Spider-Man” villain Rhys Ifans was arrested and cited for misdemeanor battery for shoving a female security guard before Friday night’s Comic-Con panel for the film, police tell TheWrap.
Ifans, who smelled of alcohol, became irate when a member of his entourage was unable to enter the hall for lack of proper credentialing, police said. They said he shoved the guard in order to pass through, and was allowed to participate in the panel, but the guard subsequently made a citizen’s arrest.
A spokesman for Sony said that Ifans “deeply regrets the incident.”
“He was aggressive and belligerent,” Lt. Andra Brown said of the Welsh actor. “He was… berating everyone from the security staff to the United States of America.”
Ifans was cited and then released, and it is still up in the air whether or not the San Diego attorney will press charges. Lesson learned, don’t show up at your panel drunk. Unless you’re the fun drunk everyone wants to take pictures with, which, clearly,Ifans was not.
There’s your The Amazing Spider-Man Comic-Con update, Andrew Garfield is a sweet kid living out his dream of portraying a childhood hero and Rhys Ifans is a drunken douche.