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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?

Source: MTV

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