Marc Webb Talks 3D And Teases Extended Edition Of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 For IMAX
Many fans were disappointed when the point-of-view sequences in The Amazing Spider-Man ended up having such an insignificant impact on the film. Well, Marc Webb now shares his own regrets about that, teasing that the IMAX release of the sequel may contain extended sequences!
Promoting the release of The Amazing Spider-Man on DVD and Blu-ray recently, director Marc Webb looked ahead to the release of the sequel, indicating that he wants to put more emphasis on the IMAX format in the follow-up. "I remember watching the abbreviated version [of the POV shot] in IMAX when I went to test the IMAX version, and I was like, 'Shit, I should have held on it," he told Comic Book Resources, revealing that he cut the scene down from 40 seconds to 12. "There was a real feeling in the IMAX environment that was really great. I learned a lesson then to be reverent of the IMAX experience. Maybe we'll do cuts that are specific for the IMAX in the future, I don't know, but there was something about that environment specifically that is unique and really exciting."
Whatever faults some fans and critics may or may not have found with the reboot, there's no doubting just how good the 3D was. Common sense points to the format also being used in the sequel, but the director says that he still has no intentions of bowing down to studio pressure to include any unnecessary and gimmicky effects. "I tend to think more about depth than stuff coming out at you. Avi Arad, my partner, is always like, 'Have it come out at you!' ... so there's different philosophies, even within our camp," reveals Webb. "But I don't want people to be thinking about the 3D. I want it to enhance the sensation of feeling, and if it becomes too in your face -- literally -- it pulls you out of the story and becomes a gimmick," he said. "We were very, very careful not too push it too far."
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.
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
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