Spider-Man inspired by Mahatma Gandhi?

New Delhi, May 6 -- Hollywood actor Andrew Garfield, who plays the title role in The Amazing Spider-Man series, recently said at a press conference in Singapore that his character may have been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.

"Growing up, Mahatma Gandhi was an inspiration to me. May be Spider-Man was inspired by Gandhi," he was quoted as saying in a Mumbai tabloid.