“There’s narrative differences,” Webb explains, “like the Gwen Stacy saga is something from the comics that I’ve always really, really loved. There’s what happened to his parents, which is a huge thing. But there’s the villain, Dr. Connors and The Lizard, which never came to fruition in the movies.”
Though the Lizard has had a few distinctly different artistic interpretations over the years, Webb says that he felt the key element in bringing Connor’s scaly alter-ego to the screen was realism.
“We spent a lot of time thinking about the biology of a lizard,” he continues, “and how his muscles work, and there’s an entire staff of people dedicated to making him look lifelike. It is an extraordinary task, and very, very difficult.”
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field and hits 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 3rd.