"Spider-Man is very confident at being Spider-Man," says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb. With the movie going into its third week at the Box Office internationally, the movie is just preparing to open this weekend in the US. In this interview, Webb discusses the story he was aiming to tell with this movie. "He is embracing his virtuosity. He thinks he can have it all, and he can’t. I wanted to challenge him and throw everything I possibly could at him to challenge those assumptions. And really, the relationship between Peter and Gwen became a really important component of the film and, as much as anything, is about time and the nature of time and valuing the time you have with the ones you love. And that’s a theme that I wanted to explore and cut into the film in different ways and through as many different character’s eyes as I possibly could do that with." A bunch of fans spotted Easter Eggs such as Doc Ock's mechanical arms and Vultures wings in the trailers, and Webb was asked if there were a few other Easter Eggs in the movie that may require a little bit more attention. "There’s little hints and teases, certainly," he says, "and some of those storylines and characters we’ll pick up and some of them we won’t. We just wanted to make the universe as rich with references to the comics we know and love as possible."
A while back when Sony announced they would be moving forward with a Venom spin-off film along with plans to bring the Sinister Six together for their own adventure, many speculated who the directors will be. We finally found out not that long ago that Drew Goddard would be directing Sinister Six. When asked how involved he was with the movie, Webb says, "Well, it’s just beginning and I didn’t really do anything with this film, but, of course, this film will overlap with other films in a very specific way. I think we’re still figuring all that stuff out. In terms of my involvement, I’m kind of at their disposable [laughs], but we had discussions and showed the movie to those guys really early on so they could help integrate and have their worlds emerge from mine in an organic way. They’re great advisors in their own right. It’s fun to sit in a room and “spitball” with these guys who are huge comic book fans, but also really brilliant storytellers." Related to Sony's Spider-Man franchise, we also know that Marc Webb would be returning to direct 2016's The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but he won't be directing the fourth installment. So he was asked now that he will soon be done with Spidey, he would be interested in another Superhero. "I think it will be hard to be “married” to any other superhero, you know? Spider-Man was my first love. It would be really hard to do that." Have you gotten the chance to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet? Be sure to check it out this weekend if you haven't!
"In “The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2,” for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014."
Starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro, Sally Fields as Aunt May, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, and Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino, you can check out Marc Webb's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 when it hits US theaters May 2nd, 2014.
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