By Kate Ward
July 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

After appearing on EW’s cover, Andrew Garfield — and the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man — slung his web into EW’s VIP Comic-Con lounge to chat about the gritty reboot of the series set for theaters on July 3, 2012. Why reboot a franchise that saw its last film (Spider-Man 3) released as recent as 2007? “[Spider-Man is] one of the most cinematic characters in the comics universe,” director Marc Webb told EW’s Jess Cagle during their sit-down, which also included Emma Stone, who will play Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans, set to portray Dr. Curt Connors (otherwise known as The Lizard). And Garfield, for one, has a strong passion for the comics character: “It meant so much to me,” he told EW about being a part of The Amazing Spider-Man. Click the jump to listen to Stone describe her character (who, she jokes, “because of my sincerely limited range is a little sassy and sarcastic), Webb discuss why he cast Garfield in the role (surprisingly, it has to do with a cheeseburger), and Dr. Lizard talk dirty.

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