Kevin Feige Has Seen THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN; Gives His Verdict

It seems Marvel's head honcho has seen an unfinished cut of Marc Webb's Spidey reboot and absolutely despised it! Just kidding. Click to find out what he really thought..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/13/2012
Something that we missed from Collider's revealing interview with Kevin Feige last night, was that the Marvel Studios President has seen a cut of Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. Now I realize directors/actors etc praising upcoming movies is nothing new, but bear in mind, although Spidey is a Marvel property and the studio does have some stake in the movie, TASM is a Sony production. So while it was unlikely that Feige would say anything negative if he didn't like it, it's a good sign that he found the movie "excellent"..

Q: First off, have you seen The Amazing Spider-Man? I know it’s not your movie.

Kevin Feige: Yes. It’s excellent. It’s not finished, but what I saw was very encouraging and very good. And the whole notion of [I hate that they] “reboot this, that” should go away when people actually see the movie.




Well there ya go, the first brief reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man, albeit from someone close enough to the production. Does this do anything to assuage any doubts you may have had? Or will you have to hear a lot more (and from a very different source) before changing your stance?

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


TAMS hits theaters July 3rd.









Source: Collider
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JDUKE25 - 4/13/2012, 5:57 AM
Amen. Can't wait to see The Amazing Spider-Man. My most anticipated movie this year.
spiralblitze - 4/13/2012, 6:02 AM
not my fave but am looking forward to seeing this, and let me just say its all because of emma stone !
CoolantTech - 4/13/2012, 6:05 AM
This in noway solidifies that TASM is a good movie, although I personaly think its a good move... A more realstic take where Spider-man actually cracks jokes not (Overpowered whiny cheesey soft Sam Raimi Spider-man)
ezio619 - 4/13/2012, 6:14 AM
I HAVE A QUESTION:DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE FACEBOOK SCREENINGS FOR AVENGERS ARE,AN ANSWER WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 4/13/2012, 6:18 AM
This movie will be great. I can't wait.
imnotwearinghockeypants - 4/13/2012, 6:19 AM
Uh, a bit of conflict of interest here. I doubt very highly this guy would give an honest assessment.
Ashes2Phoenix - 4/13/2012, 6:22 AM
This is reassuring. I am convinced it will turn out to be a great movie but I guess we will have to wait and see. Only time will tell. Hurry up summer, only two weeks from The Avengers !
word1one - 4/13/2012, 6:26 AM
naturally, he's going to say the movie is great. It's his job
JohnnyKrypton - 4/13/2012, 6:26 AM
This movie might be great, but Feige's endoresemnet holds about as much weight as Geoff Johns raving about Green Lantern...

@Marvel87- Avi Arad/Marvel had much more control over the Fox/Sony films than you think...
BIGBMH - 4/13/2012, 6:28 AM
How is it Smallville Spiderman? Peter Parker started out as a high school student and has been that way in many different versions. It's not like they're doing a movie focused on his childhood from the elementary school days all the way up to the spider bite.
zachman2013 - 4/13/2012, 6:37 AM
I think the movie will be awesome, but, of course hes goona say that,
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 4/13/2012, 6:40 AM
yes.... im happy that he thinks its good, unless hes just bull shitting. im really excited for this movie, want to see it in imax 3D
Bandrews1 - 4/13/2012, 6:45 AM
Cool Cool Cool.
prettynuclear2 - 4/13/2012, 6:46 AM
Kevin Feige didn't have anything to say about Ghost Rider 2.
CaptainAmerica31 - 4/13/2012, 6:47 AM
He has to say that weather it's true or not, same went for the avengers when the guy playing agent Colson said the avengers was great..
RorMachine - 4/13/2012, 6:53 AM
No he doesn't have to say anything..as prettynuclear points out he could have very easily just said he hadn't seen it, or that it was "coming along nicely" or something to that effect if he didn't like it.
NextHero08 - 4/13/2012, 6:58 AM
Much rather hear it from the infamous Yahoo! crowd b4 ANY person close to the film.
SpiderMan6592 - 4/13/2012, 6:58 AM
How is there a conflict of interest here? Kevin Feige has absolutely ZERO ties to The Amazing Spider-Man. He's not a producer. Not even a co-producer. The only tie he has to anything regarding the film is the fact that he's the Marvel Studios head and Spider-Man is a Marvel entity.

In fact, there's more motivation for him to say it sucked for Marvel absolutely wants its hands back on Spider-Man's film rights. There's zero conflict of interest, and while it's true, he probably wouldn't say anything negative to avoid conflict, he sure as hell didn't need to say it was "excellent". What could he have said you ask?

"It looks pretty good."

"It's not quite finished yet."

"It's coming along."

or quite simply

"No, I haven't seen it quite yet."

This is nothing like Clark Gregg saying The Avengers is great, because not only is Feige not an actor associated with the film, he has literally no fingerprints even on it.
MassExecutions - 4/13/2012, 6:58 AM
Its hard for him to exude confidence about it be cause Marvel doesn't freaking own it and they want to!
AutobotCommander84 - 4/13/2012, 7:00 AM
So, the producer of Iron Man 1&2, TIH, Thor, Cap, and The Avengers says that TASM is a good movie. That's sure to get fanboys going.
ThreeBigTacos - 4/13/2012, 7:04 AM
This is going to be another year for Marvel! Marvel took the cake last year with Thor and Cap over Green Lantern, and it looks like The Avengers and Spider-Man will be awesome movies.
mrHJK - 4/13/2012, 7:05 AM
I'm sure the movie is good, but I think many of us are starting to drift attention solely towards the MCU.
CaptainAmerica31 - 4/13/2012, 7:06 AM
@mrhjk agreed
AutobotCommander84 - 4/13/2012, 7:08 AM
And also, KEVIN ISN'T EVEN INVOLVED!
ezio619 - 4/13/2012, 7:11 AM
SORRY THAT I WASNT SPECIFIC, WHEN ARE THE DATES FOR U.S.A FACEBOOK SCREENINGS FOR AVENGERS.
ThreeBigTacos - 4/13/2012, 7:12 AM
Ezio: why don't you get on the facebook page and ask?
Ranger14 - 4/13/2012, 7:20 AM
First he says it is excellent and then he says it is very encouraging. Seems like he isn't too certain on what he thinks. Sure it isn't the completed film, but he didn't sound overly convincing to me.
Ranger14 - 4/13/2012, 7:39 AM
...and Marvel/Disney and Sony have partnered since last fall in regard to Spiderman, so he isn't going to say anything negative.
superotherside - 4/13/2012, 7:44 AM
Cool. I'll make my judgement when I see it.
MarkV - 4/13/2012, 7:48 AM
I love the character Spiderman, so I'll be there opening weekend.
Cassidy75 - 4/13/2012, 7:56 AM
@just1superguy - It can't be the Smallville version of Spidey. Firstly it won't take years of crap drama before he learns then forgets to spin webs, secondly Andrew Garfield can act!
mrexcellent - 4/13/2012, 7:56 AM
@CoolanTek: I don't think Raimi's Spider-man was overpowered. Stopping the train was pretty insane, but in the comics Spider-man does exhibit very rare, but incredible feats of strength, even for himself. He's held up very large portions of multi-story buildings before that have collapsed on him. There's a famous issue from the 60s (or 70s), it's old, where he's fighting Doc Ock in an underwater hide out. The structure collapses on him, pinning him under thousands and thousands of pounds worth of solid metal and the room begins to fill with water. Before he drowns, he's able to lift it up and escape. I don't know how much that weighed, but it's been implied that it was much greater than his typical 10 ton limit.

Anyway, I am looking forward to TASM. I hope that every now and then, Garfield's Spidey has a chance to display a rare feat of ridiculous strength. So long as it doesn't become a regular go-to schtick. But to see something like it once or twice in the entire series wouldn't be bad.
Codeseven - 4/13/2012, 8:06 AM
Grif @ I agree!

Red box it.
prettynuclear2 - 4/13/2012, 8:08 AM
@fsucsu

He didn't just say it was good. He said, "the whole notion of I hate that they reboot this...that should go away when people actually see the movie."
Ashes2Phoenix - 4/13/2012, 8:26 AM
I feel so sorry for this film, no matter what it does, people will not accept it. I have seen people that have seen early versions of The Avengers that have said it was excellent and judging on the reaction at the premiere it is just that. Someone says The Amazing Spider-Man is excellent and you claim he has ulterior motives. Such double standards with you people !
thewolfx - 4/13/2012, 8:49 AM
not convinced


only way i will be happy is when im in the theater going

"oh even tho that looks like spiderman with down syndrome this is a good story "
supermarioworldE - 4/13/2012, 8:49 AM
Who cares. It's not like the guy could give an objective assessment of a marvel product anyway.
Chewtoy - 4/13/2012, 9:35 AM
It's an encouraging quote, but then he was asked specifically about seeing the film and short of lying and saying he hadn't seen it he wasn't going to be able to say anything negative about it... so it's taken with a grain of salt.

It's a different matter when people answer "I've seen the film, and it's excellent/awesome/great/whatever" in response to a question where they could easily avoid commenting on the quality at all, as the subject of whether they've actually seen the finished product hasn't come up. When they're eager to share that they think it's good, I tend to believe it's a personal opinion. When they're specifically asked, however, you have to accept a fair amount of diplomacy in their answer.

There's no reason to ever assume something negative from such an answer... you just have to leave open the possibility that they're being generous.
kevberg - 4/13/2012, 9:36 AM
I HOPE this does well. I don't like the changes like the costume and origin. But I do like some of the action shots and like that they're actually making him funny.


Sorry for teh Haters , But Raimi NAILED the first two. He even nailed the dynamic between Parker and Venom, but he also goofed on number 3 ( but it still did 900 million)


Theres no reason to change the costume, but i'll give it a chance...but if it flops at least it'll go back to marvel.
AGENTJAY1130 - 4/13/2012, 10:10 AM
HE WILL NOT SAY THE MOVIE LOOKS LIKE SHIT OR SUCKS!! IT IS THE POLITICALLY CORRECT THING TO DO!! WAY TO GO DUDE!!
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