The latest trailer Sony Pictures released for The Amazing Spider-Man ended up being pretty damn incredible, and it got a lot of people excited about the movie. I was already excited about the movie, but it looks like a lot of people who were on the fence were sold on the trailer's awesomeness.
THR talked to the director of the film Marc Webb about the film, the new trailer, The Lizard, and how this movie will be different from Sam Raimi's version.
Webb realizes that its going to be hard to win over the fans of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, but it looks like he changed things up enough that this new vision of the superhero will be its own beast.
People don’t know what to expect, and I think it’s really important for us to establish exactly why we believe it’s an important thing to do
On cutting the last trailer we saw, what they were going for and what they wanted us to see:
We felt it was really important to give the audience a more specific idea of what the film would look like. When you do a teaser trailer it’s always tricky, because we were still shooting the movie when that was being cut.
This time we wanted to show Peter and Gwen a little bit more. To get to know more of the characterization, and a lot of the visual effects stuff that we’ve been working on, just to display the attitude of the film that we’re trying to create.
His focuses on in reinventing the franchise:
The film features significant differences from its predecessors in terms of its narrative, and finally develops the story of Dr. Curt Connors, who appeared in the previous Spider-Man films (played by Dylan Baker) but never transformed into his monstrous alter ego, The Lizard. “There’s narrative differences, like the Gwen Stacy saga is something from the comics that I’ve always really, really loved. There’s what happened to his parents, which is a huge thing. But there’s the villain, Dr. Connors and The Lizard, which never came to fruition in the movies.”
Here he talks about The Lizard:
We spent a lot of time thinking about the biology of a lizard, and how his muscles work, and there’s an entire staff of people dedicated to making him look lifelike. It is an extraordinary task, and very, very difficult. It takes a lot of time, which a lot of people in this room can attest to.
On the tone of the film:
There’s tonal differences, which are a little difficult to express except for in trailer form, or in the film itself, because it’s more of a subjective term. But those are all things that we felt like deserved their day in the sun.
What are your thoughts on what Webb had to say about his vision of Spider-Man?