He did tell us that when we see the new movie in May, 2014, a lot of our questions would be answered and at a press conference just before the panel, director Marc Webb was also asked about setting up the third and fourth movies in the upcoming sequel once they were announced.
Q: When the sequels were announced, was it harder to keep the movie contained rather than just waiting for the next sequel?
Marc Webb: The universe we had conceived of began before we started shooting the first movie. There were seeds that had developed around us, but the primary focus was executing this movie as best as we all could. Contained is an interesting word. There is a hugeness of scale to this movie. The ensemble is pretty extraordinary. There is a simple unifying theme that is at the heart of the film that will be very impactful. It was fun to tease out little bits of pieces of other characters and if you pay attention in this next movie, you’ll see other things that might be in store for us in the future.
Q: Marc, you touched on this earlier, but could you elaborate on what you are laying down the foundation for in this movie that we will see in subsequent movies?
Webb: You’ll have to wait and see. We really want to be protective of the plot of the movie. We want to protect the enjoyment that people should have when they walk into a theater and experience the movie for the first time. That’s a really fun thing to do. So rather than being coy and dodgy that’s really what our intention is. There is a lot of thought and a lot of consideration, a lot of detail work and a lot of meetings behind closed doors about how the universe unfolds, but we are going to be very protective of how we reveal that information.
With that in mind, you may have to wait for the May 2, 2014 release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to get some more answers, but look for our interview with Arad very soon.