The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be an aggressive step forward says Marc Webb
I have this odd obsession with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. Then again, I might have an odd obsession with most comic book films.
When youíre nine reading about these characters, like any book, you form a relationship with them. You see them in a light that only you can. Iíve always loved Peter Parker/Spider-Man. I had the biggest crush on him when I was a kid. So when the idea came around of bringing him to the big screen, I had all these ideas of what storylines would be perfect along with the introduction of specific villains. Sam Raimi did a nice job with the material though I canít say I cared for the third installment. Marc Webb chose a great guy to play Peter, however, the first film didnít rival what Raimiís first Spidey installment did. I think my disappointment came with the use of the Lizard who I thought was a perfect choice, especially when I thought that Dylan Baker might get his opportunity to flesh out the character. Sadly, this didnít happenódifferent director, different actor. Okay, Iím turning this into a five-hour rant. Short version of the story: it was Webbís first comic film, and he hadnít yet honed his skills.
Now the director says heís getting aggressive with the sequel:
It's huge. We're pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kid. It's an aggressive step forward.
A big gamble cause be a huge payoff, or a big lose. As we have already seen, this film is taking a big step forward especially with the inclusion of the Sinister Six. Itís more than that though, itís a huge step with the sets and the action:
We throw around the term 'operatic' because of the spectacle and the theatre involved, which is pretty epic. There are enormous sets and great set-pieces. But really it's a very intimate song Ė this relationship between Peter and Gwen is very delicate and beautiful.
Webb says itís the "most ambitious" take on Spider-Man thatís ever been attempted, and we'll find out when it releases on May 2, 2014.