Marc Webb Reveals Even More Drastic Changes To Spider-Man's Origin Story
"I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parents' story, which will unfold over probably a few movies," director Marc Webb told MTV Splash Page in a recent interview. "We don't totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It's sort of an ongoing mystery. That was something that was interesting to me."
No wrestling match and possibly no radioactive spider either. Following the reveal that Uncle Ben's death won't play too drastic a role in Peter Parker's decision to become Spider-Man, director Marc Webb now lets slip even more shocking changes to the well-known origin story.
So far, so good, right? Well, in news which is sure to leave most hardcore Spider-Man fans fuming, Webb went on to reveal that they are completely removing an important moment from Peter Parker's journey to becoming the superhero. "This is probably a reveal, but there is no wrestling match in this movie. The character is evolving in a different way. It's about finding a balance between iconic elements of the 'Spider-Man' mythology—like how Uncle Ben's death transforms him emotionally—but it happens in a different way."
And that's not all! He added, "He's bitten by a spider, but maybe it's not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You'll have to see. There are elements that we were very conscious of, but it all emanated from [the idea of] this kid who got left behind by his parents many, many years before. I thought that was interesting enough for me to explore."
While changes such as the removal of the wrestling match are sure to upset fanboys, we DID see all of that faithfully recreated in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. Does it REALLY matter that the reboot will take things in a different direction? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.
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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