Marc Webb Wants THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 To Tell More Of The Story Behind Peter's Parents
Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man lived up to it's tagline "The Untold Story" as the final cut of the film left out a huge portion of the story regarding his parent's sudden departure. Today, Webb stated that we'll see more of their story. Yippie?
While participating in a press event for The Amazing Spider-Man's DVD/Blu-ray release, Marc Webb was asked which characters in the Spider-Man universe that he is fond of.
"I like Electro. I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me."
No real surprises there, but no matter who or how many villains there are in the sequel Webb wants a villain that will challenge Peter on an emotional level, not just physical.
"What makes villains interesting to me is what they bring out in Peter. What challenges they provide for him. What's great about Marvel and other comics is that often there's a pre-existing relationship... It's not just about the physical conflict he has, but the emotional ones as well."
Early marketing and Marc Webb himself promoted The Amazing Spider-Man as a story that would tell the "untold" story of Peter's parents, but the final cut didn't feature much of that story at all. Seems like Webb will use the sequel to rectify that glaring absence.
"What's exciting about moving forward is that, in the first movie, I had to still honor some of the important elements of the origin story. But I also wanted to redefine the context of it because I'm building a different universe than what we've seen before. A lot of the nuance is quite different. Now, as we're approaching the sequel, it's really exciting because I feel quite liberated. I have a universe that's my own. I don't have an obligation to the origin story. It's pretty fun and exciting and I can dig deeper into the parents."
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 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray November 9th.
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