Cast & Crew Of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Discuss The Making Of The Film
In less then two months New York's famous wall-crawler will swing into theaters again. Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with the reboot's key players. Find out more after the jump.
With the reboot hitting cinemas on July 3, 2012, we have now officially entered the last phase of the grueling "waiting period". With the success of Marvel's The Avengers, and the current blitz marketing of Nolan's final Batman chapter the question that poses is..."Will Spidey be acknowledged in that league as well?" Entertainment Weekly's new issue offered some great tidbits from key individuals that revived the franchise.
Garfield elaborates on his view of the character, the dynamics with Emma Stone, and the importance of having his predecessor's support.
"I honestly still can't wrap my head around the fact that I'm playing this character that's meant so much to me over the years".
"Tobey sent an email to one of the producers saying that he thought I was a good choice. That was moving for me, and generous of him. It allowed me to worry about one less thing"
"Being with Emma was just as fun as swinging through buildings, because it felt like the same amount of exhilaration. I don't know about chemistry. That's a scientific world and unquantifiable. As soon as you start to define it, it evaporates."
Emma Stone reveals that not all of her scenes were scripted.
"A lot of our scenes are scripted, but there are a lot of moments that aren't, where we were able to find whatever it was we were looking for playing two kids who were falling in love for the first time"
Ifans talks about Connor's mentality as the Lizard.
"So many Spider-Man villains are kind of conscious that they're villains, Connors isn't aware of that at all. He thinks he's there to save the world, even when he's a ravenous nine-foot lizard"
Director Marc Webb share's his thoughts on the reboot's obstacles and what he tried to bring to the table.
"Look, there are always cynical people, but that's a part of the game. Spider-Man is a perennial characters, and ultimately what our movie is about a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. That's a Spider-Man story we haven't see before. We're coming at it from a different angle. It's not a remake of Sam's movie"
Besides having the filmmaker and actors express their thoughts, the man who brought it all together, producer Matt Tollmach, also discussed key aspects in making the reboot happen.
"The trilogy had run its course, but that didn't mean there weren't more Spider-Man stories to tell."
"It's funny to listen to people say, 'Come on. Marc Webb? How did you arrive at that?'"
"But it wasn't that different from hiring Sam Raimi. People forget where Sam sat in the world when we made that decision all those years ago".
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled to swing into cinemas July 3rd, 2012.
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