Now in post-production, The Amazing Spider-Man is gearing up to swing into theaters next summer. Today, Total Film got the chance to speak with director Marc Webb about the project, discussing the reasoning for the reboot and the decision to shoot in 3D.
“Spider-Man is part of our culture," Webb told the outlet, "He’s a perennial character. He belongs on the big screen… Spidey is constantly re-examined and there’s way too many versions of him in the comics… That was something I thought we could do cinematically."
Embracing 3D, Webb is determined to bring Spidey's web-slinging to life in a way that has never been done before and , by utilizing practical effects, plans to do so as realistically as possible.
“There’s an experiential component to 3D that’s really fantastic," he added, "and we’re experimenting with generating that point of view so you feel how Spider-Man feels when he’s jumping over these buildings… We made a conscious effort to do those effects practically and we had an incredible stunt team. We built this whole rig – hundreds of feet long – in Harlem, and we actually swung a man through traffic down the street."
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and many more, The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, 2012.