Details And Scene Descriptions For AMAZING SPIDER-MAN; Daily Bugle Will NOT Feature

Director Marc Webb has shown Empire Magazine three scenes featuring Spider-Man and the Lizard and we have all the details here. He also addresses Twilight comparisons, The Daily Bugle and more.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/16/2011
The latest issue of Empire Magazine features a fascinating and revealing feature on The Amazing Spider-Man. Below are a few excerpts from the report, although there's a LOT more to be found (including new information on the POV scenes and comments from Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone) in the article itself. Of course, you'll have to pick up the issue when it goes on sale next week of you want check those out! For now, here are some of the other most interesting highlights. If you had your doubts about Marc Webb helming the reboot, prepare to have your mind changed. He's clearly very passionate about the project and sounds as if he knows EXACTLY what he's doing.

"I don't have a problem saying that word," says director Marc Webb. "It's not a remake, we're not making Sam's movie again. It's a different universe and a different story with different characters. There are certain mythological obligations people have in any story, but it's so radically different in terms of tone and what Peter Parker experiences that I'm very comfortable with the movie occupying a different space."

"I wanted to start from a place where it felt like, if you walked into the theatre, that it was the same universe you lived in," says the director. "Which is difficult when you have a giant lizard running down the street..."

"He's the literal embodiment of the theme of the movie, which is we all have a missing piece," says Webb. "He has no arm. Peter has no parents, and he fills that void with Spider-Man. Curt is not as strong as Spider-Man on the inside, but he wants to get back his arm and fill that void, and essentially he becomes a big bully."

Enough tell, Webb decides. It's time for some show, and so he asks Bell to cue up some scenes from his early, very rough, very unfinished cut. "The movie starts off pretty small and gradually merges into something that's more fantastic and vibrant and filled with scope," he says, and by way of illustration, runs three scenes in which we see Spider-Man swing. The first is entirely practical, with Garfield - in Parker duds - swinging around inside a disused warehouse, with the giant wired rig to which the whooping actor is attached yet to be deleted via CGI.

The second, from a little later in the film, is the only sequence Empire sees that is even somewhat redolent of Raimi-vision, as Spider-Man swings giddily along a bridge in pursuit of something, even running briefly on the side of a passing truck.

The third one, though, shows that Webb hasn't abandoned CG. Far from it. The sequence - which is from the third act so we'll be sure to tread carefully - features Spider-Man in pursuit of The Lizard (here seen just once, in very rough animatic form, from a distance as he scales a building), while being pursued himself by cops. Following an excellently staged fight with the cops, and an emotionally charged confrontation with, erm, A Major Character, the sequence follows a wounded Spider-Man as he tries desperately to swing across New York in order to save the day.

One thing's for sure - Twilight it ain't. "I haven't seen a Twilight movie, so i don't know how to comment on that," says Webb. "People may assume because it's me doing Spider-Man, it's more intimate. And it is, but one of the reasons I wanted to do it was to fucking blow shit up, swing through the air and kick some ass."

Webb's Amazing Spider-Man will plant Peter firmly in his teenage years. He doesn't have a job (the Daily Bugle is mentioned, but won't be seen until the inevitable sequel), he likes to skateboard, he has uncontrollable hair, he's a kid searching for the truth about his parent's disappearance.


STARRING:

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy

RELEASE DATE: July 3rd, 2012.


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Source: Empire Online
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blvdnoise - 12/16/2011, 1:42 PM
SOUNDS PERFECT..
blvdnoise - 12/16/2011, 1:43 PM
SPIDER-MAN BEGINS
xBlaze96x - 12/16/2011, 1:44 PM
Sounds pretty frickin' awesome!
xBlaze96x - 12/16/2011, 1:45 PM
I like the whole description of the webswinging too* Why must you torture us with no edit button, CBM?
marvel72 - 12/16/2011, 1:48 PM
can't wait sounds fine too me.
thewolfx - 12/16/2011, 1:50 PM
no j.k simmons


fail
MovieMaster - 12/16/2011, 1:50 PM
That sounds awesome. My anticipation has just been raised, although I still need to see a trailer.
MercMatt - 12/16/2011, 1:50 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to read this issue.
wyokid - 12/16/2011, 1:52 PM
This sounds terrible
alucard365 - 12/16/2011, 1:52 PM
Just like Batman Begins, TASM will take place in the real world, Perfect i'm sold, July 3rd here i come !
grifter - 12/16/2011, 1:53 PM
This is awesome, just what I am looking for. Second trailer onward! Should I be ashamed to be horny by this?
PoPcornDude - 12/16/2011, 1:54 PM
this sounds very EXCITING !!!!

can't wait for it
grifter - 12/16/2011, 1:56 PM
"I haven't seen a Twilight movie, so i don't know how to comment on that," says Webb. "People may assume because it's me doing Spider-Man, it's more intimate. And it is, but one of the reasons I wanted to do it was to [frick]ing blow shit up, swing through the air and kick some ass."
MarkV - 12/16/2011, 1:57 PM
Sounds like he really nailed the tone.
NerdyGeek - 12/16/2011, 1:59 PM
Wow! For a director who has only done one film he seems to know his shit. Consider me ready for the new trailer...



spiderman2020 - 12/16/2011, 2:00 PM
this movie is gonna kick ass. Well done Marc Webb.
GreyChaos13Zero - 12/16/2011, 2:01 PM
not bad
PaulRom - 12/16/2011, 2:05 PM
I'm now very pumped. I was worried that they'd try to make it fit into the Raimi-verse, glad to hear it'll definitely be a separate universe (as expected of course). Plus, Lizard's one of my favorite Spidey villains, so any scene description with him in it is worth a look. Bring on the new trailer.
comicbookjerk - 12/16/2011, 2:06 PM
Whatever lol I don't trust webb to many reshoots and junk going on here
MassExecutions - 12/16/2011, 2:07 PM
"..one of the reasons I wanted to do it was to [frick]ing blow shit up, swing through the air and kick some ass."

Yes....good...very good.

Yeah, a mention of the Bugle is enough for the first movie. Besides, how will they ever cast anybody beter than J. K. Simmons as Jameson?
Dynamo - 12/16/2011, 2:08 PM
I'm so looking forward to seeing more from this film. Even though I don't like the Lizard design they're using.
Dynamo - 12/16/2011, 2:10 PM
@ruka
Firstly he's only made one movie.
Second, it's an awesome movie.
Boyle360 - 12/16/2011, 2:14 PM
^ @Dynamo
You know the design of The Lizard with the human-ish face isn't the one we're going to see much (or even at all) in the movie, right?
JerBear - 12/16/2011, 2:16 PM
@ruka
His only movie, (500) days of summer, is a great movie.
Deadpoolican - 12/16/2011, 2:17 PM
good, i like, very good.......I want to see the lizard damnit!
Eion76 - 12/16/2011, 2:23 PM
Can't wait
MrReese - 12/16/2011, 2:24 PM
sounds bout right
PeterDarker121 - 12/16/2011, 2:25 PM
I'm REEEEALY likin' what I'm hearin' about this.
Lizardking310 - 12/16/2011, 2:27 PM
No Mary Jane no daily bugle no JJ this is suppose to be a spiderman movie right???.....
RunDTC - 12/16/2011, 2:28 PM
I'm somewhat looking forward to this movie but also weary. another trailer will help.
OverlyManlyMan - 12/16/2011, 2:30 PM
Spider-Man, a hero you just can not hate...Can't Wait!
Mikfly - 12/16/2011, 2:36 PM
@Lizardking310 - The mythology is far deeper than just these three, but I have confidence in Webb that they will eventually make an appearance in the predicted sequels.
mrexcellent - 12/16/2011, 2:37 PM
@ SpiderAssassian:

That last comment of yours wasn't directed at RunDTC was it, because he didn't really say anything to warrant that. Anywho, this article has made my week. Especially Webb's closing statements:

"I haven't seen a Twilight movie, so i don't know how to comment on that. People may assume because it's me doing Spider-Man, it's more intimate. And it is, but one of the reasons I wanted to do it was to [frick]ing blow shit up, swing through the air and kick some ass."
marvel72 - 12/16/2011, 2:38 PM
@ Lizardking310

no mary jane because gwen stacy was peter's first girlfriend.

daily bugle will get mentioned in the movie.

as j jonah jameson,when parker starts working there we will get to see j jonah jameson.
ThreeBigTacos - 12/16/2011, 2:39 PM
Lizardking310: you need to read the comics man lol

I've been on board for this movie since it was first announced. Sam's triology may be great to most people, but to me they don't stand the test of time (IMO). Webb seems like he has spidey's moves and ability down perfectly (running on the side of a truck? AWESOME!) let's hope this comes out really well! The daily bugle thing isn't a big deal really: he's in high school still, plus the Raimi movies just kinda jumped to it.
superotherside - 12/16/2011, 2:40 PM
Looking forward to the next trailer! Hope this is as good as it sounds!
dilldog - 12/16/2011, 2:50 PM
ruka- you porblly haven't eavn seen 500 days of summer it mat seem like a "gay" chick flick but its one the most sincerer and true to life love stories ive seen and zoey drachnel is a babe
GreendaleHumanBeing - 12/16/2011, 2:59 PM
@ruka
Supes17 - 12/16/2011, 3:07 PM
ronnie42 - 12/16/2011, 3:23 PM
I'll say this once keep Twilight the hell away from Spiderman! I saw what Twilight did to horror, turned into some lame hippy crap.
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