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.