Well I was entirely apathetic towards Kate Middleton until now.
You have no idea, you have no idea how much this means to me. I’ve always wanted to come here as a fan and this is my first time, so here I am, as a fan.
I just wanted to say a couple of things. I’m Andrew Garfield and I’m going to be here to introduce this panel, this Amazing Spider-Man panel. Stan Lee says that the reason why Spidey is so popular is because all of us can relate to him and I agree.
I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid and he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my, and every skinny boy’s fantasy by being stronger. Of being free of the body I was born into and that swinging sensation of flight and upon receiving his power, unlike most who would become corrupted, he used it for good. And I think we all wished we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for our loved ones more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated.
Peter Parker has inspired me feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, stronger. He reassured me that by doing the right thing, it’s worth it. It’s worth the struggle, it’s worth the pain, it’s worth even the tears, the bruises and the blood. And I wouldn’t be able to stand here in front of you guys right now without feeling that Spider-Man was here with me, with his reassuring hand on my shoulder making sure I don’t fall over and concuss myself. And He has inspired countless people: girls, boys, men, women, all of us.
And he’s saved lives. He’s saved my life.
And I owe webhead a lot. I owe Stan the Man a lot. And I am humbled to be here, like you do not know, to share the work we have done with all of you. And this is my first Comic-Con.
And this is definitely the coolest moment of my life and thank you for being here and sharing it with me."