Andrew Garfield hasn't received any advice about 'SPIDER-MAN' from Tobey Maguire.

The British star - who has replaced the Hollywood hunk in the 'Spider-Man' franchise playing a younger Peter Parker for a forthcoming prequel - has not met the 35-year-old actor who played the web-slinging hero in three previous movies, but continues to be a "massive fan" of him.

Speaking on the red carpet at the launch of the London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square last night (13.10.10), Andrew exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "No, I haven't met with Tobey Maguire, no. But I am a massive fan of his and I loved his and Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' movies.

"They are equally as much a part of the importance to me as the old comics and cartoons. We're going to work hard to get this right."

The 27-year-old actor was speaking to promote his new film 'Never Let Me Go' - which opened the film festival - alongside Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan, and confesses he had a "lovely" time on the set.

Discussing his co-stars on the Mark Romanek-directed novel adaptation, he said: "They are just wonderful. They are so beautiful and talented and generous and lovely. It was a lovely time."

As well as the film's stars a number of celebrities trod the red carpet to see the film, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Stephen Frears, Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent.

The 54th London Film Festival runs until October 28.