What with The Dark Knight Rises releasing details of its impending release earlier this week the cast and crew of The Amazing Spider-Man have decided to follow suit. The film’s director Marc Webb told MTV that his version of the film will differ from Sam Raimi’s 2002 opus as will any of it’s potential sequels.
Webb stated that he “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. 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.” Sounds intriguing.
Raimi’s films never dealt with the death of Peter Parker’s parents however Webb feels that is an integral element to the film and the eponymous character. Webb noted that his interest was peaked by “this kid who got left behind his parents many, many years before. I thought that was interesting enough for me to explore. 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. Uncle Ben’s death transforms him emotionally, but it happens in a different way.”
All I got from that statement was there would be no wrestling match thus no Macho Man Randy Savage, which for me is a massive bummer. But considering he’s dead that was always likely to happen.
It’s not just Webb who has been revealing some of Spidey’s secrets, the new Peter Parker Andrew Garfield has revealed his own thoughts behind the character. “It’s cool to be a nerd now,” Garfield told Total Film. “Peter is an outsider. Becuase that’s what he has to do to protect himself. He was dropped once, he doesn’t want to be dropped again. It’s difficult to get close to him.”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this summer is going to be amazing.
Written by Gregory Wakeman