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The highly anticipated film The Amazing Spider-Man premiered in Tokyo this weekend.
The Chicago Tribune reports that stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were among the cast in attendance in the Roppongi Hills area. During the red carpet portion of the premiere, a stuntman dressed as Spider-Man swung over the crowd and then scaled a wall.
Garfield, who plays the lead role of Peter Parker, talked about what made the Marvel superhero unique.
"Spider-Man has always been the only teenage superhero, and the most human one in my humble opinion, and that's just one of the things that sets him apart," he said, according to the BBC. "He's all too human, that's what's wonderful about him."
The iconic role is a step forward for the British-American Garfield, who so far is best known for playing Eduardo Saverin in the 2010 film The Social Network.
Stone will play Parker’s love interest, Gwen Stacy. Martin Sheen will also appear in the film as Uncle Ben. The film is directed by Marc Webb.
The film is a reboot of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, which starred Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. The films were record setters at the box office, and are currently the second highest grossing trilogy of all time, according to Yahoo!.
The original trilogy also had a connection with Tokyo, as Spider-Man 3 premiered there in 2007.