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Comic-Con: After Seeking their Approval, Andrew Garfield Returns to Meet with Spider-Man’s Core Fanbase

Sony will also use Comic-Con to promote reboot of 'RoboCop' and toon 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

Two years after surprising Spider-Man fans at San Diego Comic-Con in costume as the web slinger, Andrew Garfield is set to return to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Sony is taking the sequel, along with its reboot of “RoboCop,” and the toon “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.”

SEE ALSO: Comic-Con: Marvel Taking ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America’ Sequels Despite Disney’s D23 Expo

In 2011, Garfield professed his love for Spider-Man to a crowd of 6,000 attendees gathered inside Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center. Move went over well with the audience who were charmed by the actor’s nervous but heartfelt feelings about the character since he was a kid. “He made me stronger,” he said. “He made me, Andrew, braver. … This is definitely the coolest moment of my life and thank you for sharing it with me.”

Garfield’s first outing as Spider-Man went on to earn $752 million worldwide. Given who attends Comic-Con each year, the audience is an important one for Sony to court with each Spider-Man film. It also regularly made the trip to San Diego to promote the previous trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire.

Sony already has dated “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” for June 10, 2016, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 4” for May 4, 2018.

Set to join Garfield on stage will be producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, director Marc Webb, and co-stars Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHann.

To help hype “RoboCop,” Sony will have director José Padilha and actors Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson. Film is out Feb. 7, 2014.

And for “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” out Sept. 27, Sony Pictures Animation will have directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, and voice talent Anna Faris, and Terry Crews.

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