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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Belongs on the Big Screen Says Marc Webb!

The director behind next summer's Marvel reboot explains why he took on the project.
Marc Webb talks The Amazing Spider-Man
Marc Webb talks The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man is only ten months away, with director Marc Webb working at a relaxed pace to redesign and bring the final product in looking fresh and new. Still, the question as to why he chose to take on this iconic property lingers, especially since Sam Raimi did such a wonderful job bringing the franchise to the big screen. And not too long ago either.

When the subject of "why?" is brought up, Marc Webb is quick to defend his position as the new captain of this enterprise.

"Spider-Man is part of our culture, he's a perennial character. He belongs on the big screen. (The character) is constantly (being) re-examined and there's way too many versions of him in the comics...That was something I thought we could do cinematically. There's just so much fantastic material that comes from the comics, whether it's Gwen Stacey or The Lizard...His relationship with Connors, who is both mentor and adversary, I think makes for a really beautiful and interesting story. I was a little skeptical at first - you feel the presence of those other movies. But then I was like, 'How could I walk away from this? What an opportunity!' What better cinematic character is there than Spidey!"


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The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: Total Film

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  1. skywise

    @jptheredskull To continue the point you were making about being grounded more in reality is the fact that the Marvel characters take place in and around cities and locales that we all know instead of the made up DC world. Small point (pointless?) But its something i always thought about as a kid making my comic buying decisions.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Corey W.

    Not only does Marc Webb have the perfect name to direct this movie, he seems to be the perfect director too. He has the passion for the character that the people need. He seems to know what he's talking about. This will top Sam's version, I'm counting on it.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  3. Dan

    I never tire of reading @balanorange's articles. His personal opinion injection into every article he writes is great. I mean that in the best of ways :P

    As for the movie, I'm sure it'll be great to see in IMAX.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. TheStonedReviewer

    Spider man!! Me like Spider man!!!!

    3 years agoby @stonedFlag

  5. Sean

    @jimthar
    I agree.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. LuxoIII

    @peter-baginski Dude movies are made to make money, a consumer demand industry. It's not greed, it's just business.

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  7. Watson Mcflyy

    @jimthar define..cinematic.

    3 years agoby @richardislegendFlag

  8. BERSERKER

    @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen - They probably will leave Harry out to focus more on the big three Peter, Gwen, Connors. More so on Gwen and Connors, since they didn't get that much burn in the original trilogy.

    @CristiMarin10 - Your right James Franco was great in Spider-Man 3, but i'm one in the few who think Topher Grace didn't do that bad of a job as Venom.

    @jimthar - To me Batman and Spiderman are tied, I like the darkness of Batman but agree with @skywise that Spiderman is someone who you can relate to a little more then Bats.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  9. J.P.

    @skywise None of the DC characters are that relatable. Batman is the most relatable making what you said worse. This is exactly why Marvel is the better company. More down to earth characters ans origin stories that are (somewhat) based in reality/science and not fantasy.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  10. Diaigma

    SPIDEY! :D

    3 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  11. Peter Baginski

    So what everyone want's a lot of money, these day's people are really greedy over money.

    3 years agoby @peter-baginskiFlag

  12. Mka47

    "spidey belongs on the big screen" and he wanted a big fat paycheck

    3 years agoby @mka47Flag

  13. Forrestgump1

    ONLY 10 months guys .. that is not that long ..

    3 years agoby @forrestgump1Flag

  14. skywise

    @jimthar you might be right but something about batman i never really related too. The rich guy who lost his parents and has all the money in the world to make his lil devices. That is fun for movies but Spidey i always related to a bit more. He is more down to Earth IMO. More realistic as a person.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. Jimthar

    batman is a better cinematic character then spidey. just saying.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  16. Twisted Smile

    I can't wait for this!

    3 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  17. CristiMarin10

    @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen hope not, James Franco did the perfect H.O., he was the only good thing in Spider-man 3, he gave a hell of a performance.

    3 years agoby @CristiMarin10Flag

  18. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    I wonder if they will bring harry osborne in this movie or the sequels. he seems like a pretty important character to spiderman, but im guessing they may leave him out of them, seein how they kinda focused enough on his character in the original trilogy

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

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