Comic-Con 2014: Daniel Radcliffe goes undercover as Spider-Man

He is best known as Harry Potter but now the young star has gone incognito as the web slinger

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Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he walked around San Diego Comic-Con dressed as Spider-Man so that he could experience the event properly.

The 25-year-old actor was at the convention for the first time to promote his new film Horns and spoke about the comedy-drama at a panel session.


Afterwards he put on the Spider-Man suit and disappeared into the crowds without any difficulty or getting stopped by fans.

“You don’t go to Comic-Con without going down on the floor and seeing it all,’ Radcliffe said.

“And the way I came up with doing it was Spider-Man,” he told MTV News, adding “It’s a great superhero and covers the face, so it was perfect.” 

The young actor may have been inspired by Bryan Cranston, who donned a Walter White-Heisenberg mask at last year’s Comic-Con and put on a high-pitched voice in order to attend the convention incognito.



Cranston went around the event taking photos with people without them recognising him. He only revealed his true identity when he arrived for the Breaking Bad panel and pulled off the mask, leaving fans startled.

As well as talking about Horns, Radcliffe answered fan questions and discussed breaking away from Harry Potter and taking on diverse projects.

“There may have been, and I’m sure there still are, a lot of people who just see me as Harry, but it only takes one director to not. And to give you the opportunity to prove you’re something else,” Radcliffe told the audience at Comic-Con.

He went on to say, “And I’ve been lucky so far in that I’ve had four or five directors who have taken a chance on me and wanted to see me do something different.”

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