'The Amazing Spider-Man's' Origin To Be Told In Multiple Films
Marc Webb, (500) Days of Summer, did a recent interview with MTV and a few of the answers he provided were enclosed.
It may come as no surprise but Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man WILL spawn a sequel. Or two. Or three. However many they decide to do before Spider-Man gets redone again.
Webb's take on the character will be a somewhat major departure from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.
Webb said, "I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parents' story, which will unfold over probably a few movies. We don't totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It's sort of an ongoing mystery."
The main difference will be on the film's focus on Peter Parker's parents who haven't had any screen time before.
"[There are] obligations to the canon, in terms of Uncle Ben and the spider-bite, but the conditions under which those things happen are very different... The character is evolving in a different way. It's about finding a balance between iconic elements of the 'Spider-Man' mythology like how Uncle Ben's death transforms him emotionally but it happens in a different way."
"He's bitten by a spider but maybe it's not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You'll have to see."
Webb continued, "There are elements that we were very conscious of," the director continued, "but it all emanated from [the idea of] this kid who got left behind by his parents many, many years before. I thought that was interesting enough for me to explore."
I'll be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films so maybe these new films will be better made. I'm not giving Marc Webb's film high expectations but anything is possible.
The Amazing Spider-Man, along with Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker, also stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Irrfan Khan and Denis Leary. The film will be released July 3rd.
Are you looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man?