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The Major Prop Andrew Garfield Took From The Set Of Spider-Man

Whether forbidden or not, it's become something of a rite of passage for actors to bring home knick-knacks from the movie sets they've worked on. It's the kind of harmless stunt that always elicits admiration and finger-wagging in equal measure. And when you're cast as Spider-Man, as Andrew Garfield was for "The Amazing Spider-Man," not to take a souvenir would be a massive missed opportunity. It's a once-in-a-lifetime role, the kind of career achievement that even the most celebrated actors look back on fondly, and Garfield would soon pass the mantle of web-slinger off to Tom Holland.

While some leading men of the superhero genre have opted to swipe smaller or more pragmatic items from their films, from shoes to rings, Garfield knew he had to go big or go home empty-handed. The "The Social Network" star managed to lift a truly prized possession from his time as the teenage wall-crawler, which he revealed in a radio interview following the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Andrew Garfield heisted an entire Spidey suit

The most prized prop on any superhero movie set is, of course, the intricately designed (and costly to make) super-suit. Studios have plenty of reasons to hang onto the suits after shooting has wrapped. For instance, they may need to reference them for future films featuring those characters or want to display them at an exhibition. But Andrew Garfield, not to be deterred, managed to smuggle a full Spider-Man costume on his way out.

Garfield was coy about his caper, saying, "I may have stolen one and it may be in my luggage, it may be in my hotel room luggage. It may even be in my backpack in the car. It's possible" (via NZCity). But he was quick to point out that the suit probably won't be missed because there are so many backups. "There are a lot. There are about 23, 24, 26," Garfield said, explaining that the filmmaking process necessitates having Spidey suits in various degrees of disarray for different scenes. "They are all in different states of duress and distress."

Whether we'll ever see Garfield return as Spider-Man on our screens, perhaps in the hotly-anticipated "Spider-Man: No Way Home," remains to be seen.