In an interview with the L.A. Times, director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) shared his vision for the newly rebooted Spider-Man franchise. Webb makes some clear distinctions between his version of Spidey from previous director Sam Raimi:
“So much of the DNA of the character is the fact that he was a kid when he got bit. He is imperfect, he is immature and has a bit of a punk rock instinct. In his soul he’s still a 90-pound weakling even after [the transformative bite].”
Webb also took a different approach in regards to the stuntwork required for Spiderman’s web slinging sequences:
…We spent months and months and months developing rigs so he could swing in a way that wasn’t computer-generated. Obviously there’s going to be enhancements and CG [sequences], but it’s based in a physical reality and that’s a new technique [for this film brand].”
Read rest of interview HERE
British actor Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) has stepped into the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Rounding out the cast are Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben), Sally Field (Aunt May) and Rhys Ifans (Dr. Connors).
Of course the question is, can Webb’s Spider-Man measure up to Sam Raimi’s? Raimi’s films all opened at #1 with a combined worldwide gross well over $2 billion.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3, 2012