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1. Wide San Diego Convention Center, site of Comic-Con

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2. Medium Andrew Garfield talks with reporters at Comic-Con

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Garfield/Actor, on returning to Comic-Con two years later: "Coming here is being with people who share the same passion, and it feels like you're offering something as opposed to going, 'Please like it, come see it and spend the money.' It's more like, 'Here's what we have for you. You guys mean the world to us. You guys are the most important people that will be seeing this film. We've made it for you.' And in terms of coming back after that last time, it was such a great moment for me to do that. I had so much fun. I think about it often. It was a real highlight. It was part extreme sport. It felt like skydiving, the amount of adrenaline I had. I was shaking and breathing incredibly hard."

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4. Still image: Andrew Garfield as fan in Spider-Man costume asks question at Hall H Comic-Con panel

5. Still image: Andrew Garfield as fan in Spider-Man costume asks question at Hall H Comic-Con panel

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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Garfield/Actor, on significance of Spider-Man: "It's weird because that's what Spider-Man has helped to give me throughout my growing up is courage -- to move forward even with the fear, you know."

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7. Still image: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' movie poster

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9. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Garfield/Actor, on retelling origin story in first 'Amazing Spider-Man': "We all did. We all tried to make it as interesting and not retreading at all. But there are certain things you can't deviate from. So I understand there could have been a certain frustration with that. I certainly had some of the frustration myself. But what it has meant is we had to lay that foundation so now we can fly. And I think that's what we have done with this so far."

10. Wide Garfield talks with reporters

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Garfield/Actor, on his comment that Spider-Man could be gay: "Making this version of Peter Parker suddenly bisexual or gay wouldn't really make logical dramatic sense. it was a hypothetical question about the nature of these comic book characters, and the nature of this particular character and whether sexuality, race, any of those things makes any difference to the character of Peter Parker. Peter Parker yeah was written by Stan Lee and all of my intention is to honor what Stan Lee has put down."

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12. Still image: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' movie poster

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14. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Garfield/Actor, on backlash to his comments and looking past sexuality, race: "A hero is a hero. And what Spider-Man stands for, he stands for everybody. He stands for anyone that needs protection, whether they're black, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. He's not going to choose to save one over the other. What Stan Lee created is an Everyman for every man. Especially the underdog. And especially for those marginalized, for those ostracized. And who is more ostracized as young teenagers than gay young teenagers. So it was more a philosophical question about that. And I long for the day where a comment like that wouldn't make anyone batter an eyelid."

15. Medium Jamie Foxx talks with reporter holding daughter Annalise

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Jamie Foxx/Actor: "Who is your favorite superhero?"

Annalise/Foxx's daughter: "Spider-Man."

Foxx: "How do you spell it?"

Annalise: "S-P-I-D-E-R-M-A-N."

Foxx: "There you go. Kisses. Why you like him? You just like him? When she was 3 years old celebrating her birthday and we get the call that we're doing Spider-Man, I took her to the set and get the makeup and everything like that -- it just blew her mind."

(Reporter: "But you're the bad guy.")

Foxx (while daughter plays with his ear): "Yeah, but she understands how it goes. She's seen the movies, so. But what was great about doing Electro was the fact that I knew about Max Dillon before taking the part. I knew that Max, his father left him. His mom was very doting but very doubting. And then he had got married at one point. We don't show that in the movie but his wife leaves him. And so we wanted to do three things in this movie: Make sure that he's disrespected by his love, his family and his job. And if we do that, when he turns into Electo you understand that he's angry, he's going to try to burn the city down, and burn Spider-Man down along with it."

17. Medium Foxx talks with reporter

18. Wide Foxx on arrivals line

GARFIELD, FOXX BRING SECOND 'SPIDER-MAN' TO COMIC-CON

Two years after his fan-friendly introduction as the new Spider-Man at Comic-Con, Andrew Garfield was back Friday for the sequel -- and feeling just as welcomed.

"Coming here is being with people who share the same passion, and it feels like you're offering something as opposed to going, 'Please like it, come see it and spend the money,'" Garfield said. "'We've made it for you.'"

Garfield pretended to be a nervous masked Spider-Man fan in the convention's massive Hall H two years ago before taking off the mask while making a heartfelt statement about what the character meant to him personally.

"It was such a great moment for me to do that. I had so much fun. I think about it often. It was a real highlight. It was part extreme sport. It felt like skydiving, the amount of adrenaline I had. I was shaking and breathing incredibly hard," he said. "It's weird because that's what Spider-Man has helped to give me throughout my growing up is courage -- to move forward even with the fear, you know."

Garfield said he "had some frustration" that his first Spider-Man movie had to retread much of the same "origin story" ground of Tobey Maguire's first Spidey film -- but is glad to "fly" free in the second.

Garfield has faced backlash, and plenty of supporters, for suggesting in a recent interview that his character needn't be constrained by the original story in terms of sexuality, race or anything else.

"Making this version of Peter Parker suddenly bisexual or gay wouldn't really make logical dramatic sense. it was a hypothetical question about the nature of these comic book characters, and the nature of this particular character and whether sexuality, race, any of those things makes any difference to the character of Peter Parker. … A hero is a hero. And what Spider-Man stands for, he stands for everybody. He stands for anyone that needs protection, whether they're black, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. He's not going to choose to save one over the other. What Stan Lee created is an Everyman for every man. Especially the underdog. And especially for those marginalized, for those ostracized. And who is more ostracized as young teenagers than gay young teenagers. So it was more a philosophical question about that. And I long for the day where a comment like that wouldn't make anyone batter an eyelid."

Meanwhile, new villain Jamie Foxx, who plays Electro, showed up with 4-year-old daughter Annalise, who said Spidey was her favorite superhero.

"When she was 3 years old celebrating her birthday and we get the call that we're doing Spider-Man, I took her to the set and get the makeup and everything like that -- it just blew her mind," he said.

She doesn't mind that Foxx is the bad guy.

"She understands how it goes. She's seen the movies, so. But what was great about doing Electro was the fact that I knew about Max Dillon before taking the part. I knew that Max, his father left him. His mom was very doting but very doubting. And then he had got married at one point. We don't show that in the movie but his wife leaves him. And so we wanted to do three things in this movie: Make sure that he's disrespected by his love, his family and his job. And if we do that, when he turns into Electo you understand that he's angry, he's going to try to burn the city down, and burn Spider-Man down along with it."

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is set for release in May 2014.