When Sony announced their plans to reboot their most popular superhero franchise and that The Amazing Spider-Man would be directed by Marc Webb, it probably was one of the more interesting decisions when it comes to superhero movies. The thing is that other than directing a number of popular music videos, Webb had only directed one other movie, the Sundance favorite (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.
Now that the movie is coming out, everyone can decide for themselves if Webb was the right man for the job as he certainly nailed a lot of the things from the comics like the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, as played by Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Spider-Man’s webswinging and wisecracks and lots of other stuff. It also introduces Rhys Ifan as Dr. Curt Connors, who gets transformed into The Lizard as he tries to regenerate his lost arm, and in true reboot fashion, that origin is tied directly into Spider-Man’s.
Last week, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype attended the New York City junket for the film and in the exclusive video interview below, we spoke with Webb about:
* His pitch to get the gig directing the movie
The Amazing Spider-Man opens nationwide on July 3; look for lots more with the cast in the coming week and a half.