Rhys Ifans Talks The Amazing Spider-Man; Comments On Marc Webb, Story And More!
Talking briefly about how proud he was to work on The Amazing Spider-Man, the father-son dynamic of the story and the many skills of director Marc Webb, check out what the Welsh actor who's playing the Lizard had to say...
Talking to Movieline about his new movie, Anonymous, the Welsh actor let slip a few more minor details about what it was like to work on The Amazing Spider-Man, commenting briefly on the story and on what director Marc Webb has brought to the production. The actor recently appeared to reveal the voice he'll be using for the Lizard in the movie, but we're yet to see any sort of image of what he'll look like...unless you count the blurry, unfinished CGI shots from Comic Con.
We’ve seen the fervor growing around the Spider-Man reboot. Are you bracing yourself for the next six to eight months of having that in your life?
No, I just did the gig. If you think about it too much, it just… But of course I’m really proud of it. I haven’t seen it yet, obviously. But again, that was working with Marc Webb. Of course it’s a huge franchise with a massive budget, but essentially for me it was a kind of father-son story and emotionally very domestic. But in terms of the whole publicity machine and all that, I’m kind of excited.
So Marc bring some intimacy to it? Was that the sense you got?
Absolutely. On paper, you’d think, “Oh, what a strange choice.” But it actually makes total sense. He works very quietly with actors, with loving attention to emotional detail. And for a film painted on such a wide canvas, you have to have that forensic-ness to counter the size — to keep kind of an emotional balance in the piece. Hopefully, I think that’s what we’ve achieved. We’ll see.
What do you make of the actors comments? Are you fed up with waiting for Sony to reveal the Lizard?! Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place! And remember, you can check out the interview in full by clicking on the link below.
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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