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Interview: Marc Webb Chats 'Amazing Spider-Man' at WonderCon

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March 19, 2012

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What is it like to take the reigns of a fresh, big screen restart of one of the most iconic superheroes ever? That is the task awarded to 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb, who is finishing up The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker. We've followed Webb and his progress on this movie closely, as he is a friend of the site (and even blogged for us once), but it was great to finally get him on camera, at WonderCon, chatting about important questions surrounding Amazing Spider-Man. Such as, what makes it the Untold Story? And why Lizard (and not more/other villains)? Find out below.

This was filmed at a press event held at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, so it's a bit busy and slightly noisy, but we keep our conversation about The Amazing Spider-Man fairly lively anyway. Fire it up!

My interview with Marc Webb about The Amazing Spider-Man, shot on a Flip at WonderCon:

I'm very excited for The Amazing Spider-Man, primarily based on the extended footage we saw at a preview event a month ago (which was the same footage shown at WonderCon this weekend) and the latest official trailer, which was awesome. I also think Marc Webb is an immensely talented filmmaker and it will be all he brings to it that will make this such an outstanding movie in the end, I'm sure. That's why I love talking with him, and that's why I had to ask him about how much creative freedom he has making this. Everything he's saying about his values and what interests him in the character and story are going into the movie, and he's making sure it's focused on those key areas. Those are the moments I can't wait to see the most in the movie.

Thank you to Sony/Columbia and Marc for the interview. The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 3D starting on July 3rd this summer. We'll continue to keep you updated on all things Spidey!

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  • Dfuze931
    Great interview guys I really love the casting in this! Emma Stone has an amazing future ahead!
  • Spidey008
    Should have poured some of that passion over into the design of the lizard.
    • Ryderup
      or the costume.
  • Lagoya
    The more I hear about this film, the less I care about it.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
       What? Really? Why do you say that? The more I hear, the better it sounds, I've got faith Webb is going to make an awesome movie.
      • Jo
        I guess many people still can't get over the fact that Raimi's trilogy is gone. It's sad to see people coming up with pigheaded comments and statements just to discredit this film.
        • Spidey008
           I just feel like with today's technology having anything but a dead accurate representation of an iconic villain like the Lizard is inexcusable.
  • Christopher Batty
    It's obvious Webb does not read comics let alone is a fan of them. EPIC FAIL! 
  • Christopher Batty
    More he talks the more it's apparent that Webb was hired as a yes man to Sony's producers, the same producers as the ones for Spidey 1,2, and 3. They wanted someone they could push around it seems. 
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      You DID get to the part of the interview where I literally asked him if he had any creative freedom or was just told by the studio what to do, right? Cause his answer confirms he wasn't pushed around (and the footage shows it, too).
      • Ryderup
        So you mean there would be any chance of anyone saying "no, I do not really have any freedom" to your answer?
        • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
          No, but I tend to get very honest answers out of people, especially those that I know well. And the way he answered, it was clear there weren't any issues, he was happy with Sony and the way they treat him there. Again, watch it and see what he says when I ask.
  • http://www.facebook.com/JaiysonM Jason McGuire
    christopher Batty sounds like he lives awfully close to a bridge. haha. 

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