Alex Kurtzman On THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel; Praises Andrew Garfield's Performance
Talking about why he and Roberto Orci decided to pen the planned sequel, writer Alex Kurtzman also had some great things to say about director Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield's performance as the iconic character. Minor spoiler ahead...
Alex Kurtzman, who was one of the writers on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek along Roberto Orci, as well as being a co-creator, writer and executive producer of Fox's science fiction television series Fringe, talked to Movies.com about The Amazing Spider-Man. It was recently revealed that both Orci and Kurtzman will pen the upcoming sequel, which is set for May 2, 2014 release. The interview below contains some spoilers, so if you don't want to know anything, stop reading now.
When asked about the sequel, and it seems that folks over at Movies.com have seen The Amazing Spider-Man, they asked if Norman Osborn will be a potential villain, to which Kurtzman replied:
"I can’t really talk about it. What I can say is how amazingly impressed I was with what they did. I was a huge fan of Sam [Raimi’s] movies. My God. When you look back at the superhero movies of the last decade, there’s no question that Spider-Man was right there at the top."
On what attracted him and Orci to write the sequel, he said:
"So it’s a really tall order to jump in and sort of come up with a new version. But I think what Marc and Andrew [Garfield] did, what Emma [Stone] and all of the producers did, was to ground the world in a reality that felt so honest and authentic. And I think both Bob and I responded to that instantly.
By the way, it’s immediately apparent in frame one of that movie that that’s what they’re doing. And I think they love that, because it immediately raises all sorts of questions about, “How do you exist as a superhero in the real world?” That felt really exciting to us."
He also praised Andrew Garfield's performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy:
"Andrew nailed it 1,000 percent. And so did Emma. Their relationship on screen is so electric. The first time I saw the movie, as a real testament to this movie, you want to watch it just as much – if not more – when Spider-Man isn’t on screen because the two of them are so magnetic.
We’re in the middle of writing the next one. We’re having an absolute ball. But it’s all because of the amazing work everybody did in the first movie."
Click the source below to check out what he had to say about Star Trek 2.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Sally Field and Martin Sheen, The Amazing Spider-Man is set to hit theatres on July 3rd, 2012.
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