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Director Marc Webb gives more info on the origin story for The Amazing Spider-Man

04.10.2012

It was known that Marc Webb was going to take a few liberties when it came to the origin story for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Now he's finally diving further into what he's done. Note: There are some spoilery points here.

First, Webb lets us know that he's going to take the origin beyond the first film, "I 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."

"This is probably a reveal," he said, "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—like how Uncle Ben's death transforms him emotionally—but it happens in a different way."

Honestly, I don't care if the wrestling match is in the film or not. You don't want it to look like a play by play of Raimi's film. While it is a important element, we've seen it before. Do we really need to see it again?

Something else is also possibly going to be missing from the origin story. I'm actually torn on this bit that Webb reveals below.

"There are elements that we were very conscious of," the director continued, "but it all emanated from [the idea of] this kid who got left behind by his parents many, many years before. I thought that was interesting enough for me to explore."

Thoughts on the changes?

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11:26PM on 04/11/2012
Really hoping this turns out good. I want to see my favorite web slinging, crawling superhero on screen again.

This movie just has too much talent for it to be anything but good.
Really hoping this turns out good. I want to see my favorite web slinging, crawling superhero on screen again.

This movie just has too much talent for it to be anything but good.
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5:46PM on 04/11/2012

Everytime I read articles about Spider-man I feel like John Belushi....

...coughing and yelling, 'BLOWJOB!' under my breath while dean Snyder or dean Webb are talking....cuz both premises suck. We get a wisecracking spidey but a naked goomba for him to fight. And yeah yeah brooding...blah blah blah...not every hero in comics is a damn brooding sociopath.
...coughing and yelling, 'BLOWJOB!' under my breath while dean Snyder or dean Webb are talking....cuz both premises suck. We get a wisecracking spidey but a naked goomba for him to fight. And yeah yeah brooding...blah blah blah...not every hero in comics is a damn brooding sociopath.
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9:23AM on 04/11/2012
It's obvious the only reason they're not having the wrestling match is because Macho Man is dead. "BONESAW'S READEEEEEE!"
It's obvious the only reason they're not having the wrestling match is because Macho Man is dead. "BONESAW'S READEEEEEE!"
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4:17AM on 04/11/2012
Whatever. The whole premise is based on a business decision, nothing more nothing less.
Whatever. The whole premise is based on a business decision, nothing more nothing less.
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2:03AM on 04/11/2012
I really want to be excited about this movie. But for some reason I can't. I just feel ....blah
I really want to be excited about this movie. But for some reason I can't. I just feel ....blah
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12:28AM on 04/11/2012
Do we really need another origin story? The more i read about this movie the less i am interested in it. Just seems like they are just trying to simply one up the other movies or pretend they don't even exist. It's not fair to the audience & regardless of what people thought of the original trilogy is a slap in the face to Raimi. Passing on this movie on all accounts.
Do we really need another origin story? The more i read about this movie the less i am interested in it. Just seems like they are just trying to simply one up the other movies or pretend they don't even exist. It's not fair to the audience & regardless of what people thought of the original trilogy is a slap in the face to Raimi. Passing on this movie on all accounts.
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11:11PM on 04/10/2012

This movie could be good but...

Everything I've heard and seen about this movie so far just makes my eyes glaze over. I don't think I'm the only one either. The trailer is always met with pure apathy from the audience.
Everything I've heard and seen about this movie so far just makes my eyes glaze over. I don't think I'm the only one either. The trailer is always met with pure apathy from the audience.
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10:58PM on 04/10/2012

Uh...

He wanted to give the audience something new.....so he made an origin story about a character who pretty much everyone already knows the origin of? Brilliant.
He wanted to give the audience something new.....so he made an origin story about a character who pretty much everyone already knows the origin of? Brilliant.
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11:04PM on 04/10/2012
not everyone knows the origin story of Spider Man. If your an avid reader of the comics then you know what happened to his parents, but I'm not so I don't. I'm sure there's a lot of people who don't.
not everyone knows the origin story of Spider Man. If your an avid reader of the comics then you know what happened to his parents, but I'm not so I don't. I'm sure there's a lot of people who don't.
5:55AM on 04/11/2012
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That's the thing. Nothing special happened with his parents. There was no mystery. Here they are trying to force in a teen-grade mystery into the movie only so they could spin the fact that this is a remake of a few year old franchise.
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That's the thing. Nothing special happened with his parents. There was no mystery. Here they are trying to force in a teen-grade mystery into the movie only so they could spin the fact that this is a remake of a few year old franchise.
10:35PM on 04/10/2012

I´m open minded about this

And I´m pretty sure this will be a hell of a ride and like many I´m not too impressed by the Lizzard looks. I´ll be there day 1.
And I´m pretty sure this will be a hell of a ride and like many I´m not too impressed by the Lizzard looks. I´ll be there day 1.
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10:33PM on 04/10/2012
Good director, great cast, and Spiderman. Still, couldn't be any less interested in this film.
Good director, great cast, and Spiderman. Still, couldn't be any less interested in this film.
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10:04PM on 04/10/2012
Exploring Peter's parents doesn't bother me, and I think Garfield will make a good spider-man. But what does bother me is repeating the origin story and a visually unimpressive Lizard. Wish I was more excited for this, but I'm not.
Exploring Peter's parents doesn't bother me, and I think Garfield will make a good spider-man. But what does bother me is repeating the origin story and a visually unimpressive Lizard. Wish I was more excited for this, but I'm not.
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9:32PM on 04/10/2012
So that means no Bruce Campbell cameo? Bummer. Anyway, the movie looks like fun.
So that means no Bruce Campbell cameo? Bummer. Anyway, the movie looks like fun.
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9:32PM on 04/10/2012
Sounds like Spider-Man's name was slapped onto something else.
Sounds like Spider-Man's name was slapped onto something else.
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