Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone And Marc Webb Talk THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Marc Webb discusses what made Andrew Garfield the perfect choice to play a teenage Spider-Man in the 2012 reboot and Emma Stone talks about Gwen's "irresponsible" relationship with Peter.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/24/2011


In a few more brief excerpts from the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) have talked more about The Amazing Spider-Man. The director started off by discussing what exactly made the British actor the perfect choice to bring the iconic Marvel character to the big screen as a teenager, despite being 28 years of age. "In his screentest, he killed it. He moved like an awkward kid, his elbows were flying all over the place, but he also had an ability to go deep in a way that very few actors can do. Fuck, he's good."

"Marc's a believer in love," added Stone. And we were lucky to be able to express the authenticity of two people in love. Getting involved with Peter is the first irresponsible thing she's ever done." Garfield meanwhile had this to say about the role and why it was interesting for him to take on a teenage superhero: "I've been thinking about the responsibility of it since I read the comics, and what the character's always meant to me. He's a reassuring character, and a character who I think is important, for whatever reason, for skinny boys around the world. I think it's compelling he's a teenage superhero. It's an interesting dilemma to be going through. That's a very cool and specific struggle to try to capture."

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.



Source: Empire Online
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RunDTC - 12/24/2011, 5:38 AM
something seems different...I just can't put my finger on it.....
BlueArcher98 - 12/24/2011, 5:39 AM
REDESIGN! Awesome
dancingmonkey08 - 12/24/2011, 6:11 AM
hahaha, oh grif, you make me laugh, you are complaining about something else for a change. and I saw your comment and thought ha, he didnt complain about the movie for once. I refresh the page & see you made up for it by calling it shit as usual, you never fail to disappoint

oh and I love the new layout, its loading faster and is much easier on the eyes than the horrible yellow background
TrueRedBlue - 12/24/2011, 6:15 AM
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dancingmonkey08 - 12/24/2011, 6:15 AM
but still no [frick]ing edit button goddamit
Wildaniel - 12/24/2011, 6:25 AM
This site looks great!!!
sarahsatire - 12/24/2011, 6:38 AM
"and a character who I think is important, for whatever reason, for skinny boys around the world" -- Wow, that was REALLY deep. Lmao.

I'm not sure how to feel about the new website design, it will take a little getting used to that's for sure. You know how us creatures of habit are.. "change!! .. hissssss!" ;)
Superdan2012 - 12/24/2011, 6:52 AM
Cannot wait to see this movie when it comes out this Spring ?
StrangerX - 12/24/2011, 7:43 AM
I'm not feeling the new look
GodzillaKart - 12/24/2011, 7:44 AM
The update looks great but I miss the Troll icons. I barely recognized Grif.
GUNSMITH - 12/24/2011, 7:49 AM
BUT WHERE'S THE EDIT BUTTON? OR DELETE BUTTON?
GUNSMITH - 12/24/2011, 7:51 AM
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TrueRedBlue - 12/24/2011, 7:53 AM
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Moonwalker1991 - 12/24/2011, 8:02 AM
Liking the new website design. - - And yeah, Garfield is a perfect choice to play teenage Peter. Age means nothing. He knows the comics, understands the somewhat complex personality of Peter/Spiderman, and I know he, and the supporting cast are going to deliver. I love Spiderman and this movie is shaping up nicely.
HULK2099 - 12/24/2011, 8:19 AM
Haha believer of love....... I can't wait for the goblin to kill off Gwen
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/24/2011, 8:37 AM
Cool redesign! I want a new trailer please!
PapaII - 12/24/2011, 9:05 AM
I'm missing the yellow...
RadicalDuck - 12/24/2011, 9:15 AM
Loving the new site design, still wish there was an edit button but oh well. And loving the articles on this film- bring on the trailer!
mrexcellent - 12/24/2011, 9:18 AM
New design! You know, I was looking for the magazine at Target on Thursday, and it was nowhere to be found. Weird. Thanks for posting guys.
backup - 12/24/2011, 9:25 AM
I'm fat I love spiderman. you don't know what it means to me Garfield....I can't help it, I love pizza
Kayo - 12/24/2011, 9:48 AM
Great.............bring on the next trailer with Lizard in it.
mrexcellent - 12/24/2011, 10:40 AM
@ Scorpion8125:

I don't know that they'll be surprised per se. Rebooting the franchise was always going to be a gamble. They might even expect that numbers won't be as high the first time around, but then hope for better numbers with a sequel once the reboot is established. If that's the case, then they were likely thinking long term gains.

As far as the money comparison goes, here's the thing. The Transformers movies made a lot of money too. Revenge of the Fallen exceeded $800 million, while Dark of the Moon exceeded $1 billion, but that series was panned by critics and many fans too. I really enjoyed the first one, and thought the last two were not so good. Then there's the Pirates of the Carribean series, which also made a ton of money, all of them above $650 million, but never succeeded in surpassing the first film in quality.

In short, box office earnings don't mean all that much in terms of quality (story, script, etc.)
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/24/2011, 10:40 AM
@scropion TASM is gonna make a lot of money because first of all people wanna see the new cast, the trailer includes peters parents that's another reason. The movie could be the best CBM next year even better than SM2 and it will make money purely based on curiosity of another live action Spidey not including Tobey McGuire.
suzuranMan77 - 12/24/2011, 11:16 AM
loveing the change . . .
new trailer ASAP!!!
mrexcellent - 12/24/2011, 11:41 AM
I'd like to ammend my statement. I unintentionally insinuated that the first Spidey series wasn't a quality series. That's not what I meant. The Spidey movies made money because

a) It's Spider-man
b) Raimi did a good job on the first two
and c) whatever other reasons I may have missed. 'a' and 'b' are the important ones.

All I meant was that high box office earnings don't necessarily mean that the fans are happy, as was best illustrated by the Transformers series.

I'd also like to clarify something. I did enjoy the first Spider-man series. I was happy with it mostly. The 2002 Spider-man is what got me into the comics in the first place. When Spider-man 4 was set to come out under Raimi, I went and saw Brothers (2009) because I wanted to see Tobey at his best. I saw Drag Me to Hell (2009) because I wanted to see if Raimi had recaptured that spark. Both movies had me really excited to see Maguire and Raimi return to make the 4th Spidey. Then all the drama started, the movie was off, and I mourned like an angry little rage monster for a few months until more promising news started to come out. People are taking each little reveal in their own way, optimistic or pessimistic or whatever. That's fine really.

The only reason why I'm being as optimistic as I am is because I like the character so much. I want to be hopeful. As far as I can see, Peter Parker has been given the Ultimate Spider-man treatment. Its a contemporary look at Parker, but having read that series along side the back issues of ASM, I feel that USM Peter Parker is still very much the Peter Parker we all know and love. So wardrobe, hair, and basketball inspired costume aside (I admit to liking it), Peter at least acts like Peter Parker, which is the impression I'm getting based off of the Empire interviews and the San Diego comic con footage reel.
GreyChaos13Zero - 12/24/2011, 3:14 PM
this movie is gonna be epic! i loved Spider-Man since i was a little kid, and he has my best villain of all time to......
Carnage:)
TheSpyderSting - 12/24/2011, 4:35 PM
Yo everybody, i'm kinda new here, just making my first mark lol. Great looking movie so far btw, can't wait :)
thewolfx - 12/24/2011, 5:04 PM
@Scorpion8125

amen to that i completely agree you .


now maybe idiots like spiderassassin or essexfactor can read your post and actually learn something.
Prrrick - 12/24/2011, 6:06 PM
This movie is going to kick ass! There's going to be a lot of back talking once all the negative commenters see the film.
Shadowelfz - 12/25/2011, 5:11 PM
I'm not sold on this movie yet.

1)Marc Webb is new to the game and the movie he did before is not an action flick. This could be a good thing in the end but as of now its iffy.

2)I don't think Garfield's right for the roll. He looks ridiculous with the goofy hair and his performance in Social Network didn't exactly impress me at all.

3)The lower budget can be a good thing, as it forces teh director to focus on character development over eye-popping action scenes (see XMen First Class), but usually its a signal of a studios lack of faith in the production and desire not to lose out so much money. Spiderman's a big property, Sony. You should treat it like one.

4) The Lizard looks lame IMO. Having him as the only villian seems sketchy, though if Webb plays up the mellodrama of Peter having to fight his idol it can be good.

5) Webb seems to have taken a more serious approach to the character, which is wrong since Spiderman is not a very serious character. Sure he has his serious moments, but his silly insults, goofy monologues and funny one liners are essential to his character. If Webb plays up the teen drama to the point it overshadows his funnier side or his action sequences he'll lose touch with Spidey.

Hate Spiderman 3 all you want I think most people will agree that Raimi got spidey right with the first two movies. Webb seems to be trying a different take which is fine as long as its good. I'm not going to say its going to be bad because I, like everyone else in the world, lack the abillity to travel to the future and see the movie :p Still, I have my doubts so far...

Well have to wait and see.

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