‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb Takes You Behind the Scenes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

As we continue to swing toward the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man, your Spidey senses have to be tingling with either excitement over the latest superhero movie, or with doubt over the webbed one’s reboot after only 10 years.

One day after releasing a 4-minute preview of The Amazing Spider-Man, director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) takes us on a voyage behind the scenes of his highly-anticipated version of the Spider-Man story.

For those unaware, Marc Webb was a music video director who directed musicians of all genres such as All American Rejects, P. Diddy and Green Day, before moving on to his directorial debut in 2009 with the comedic romance (500) Days of Summer.  The success of (500) Days of Summer opened up the doors for Webb to land Sony’s 3D version of The Amazing Spider-Man.

During his 2 minute interview, Webb describes some his experience on set:

“In terms of creating something like Spiderman, there’s a level of complexity which can be satisfying and challenging all at the same time.”

Any aspiring filmmakers should check out the clip in order to get a quick glimpse into the world that takes place behind the camera of a big-budget Hollywood film.  The video does a fantastic job of showcasing Webb’s direction and interactions with cast and crew.

Hit or miss, Sony seems to have “webbed” the right director when they recruited Marc Webb.  Film fans just hope they won’t have to sit through another reboot of the franchise for a very long time; at the very least, longer than 10 years.

The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Spider-Man, Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love) as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans (The Five-Year Engagement) as The Lizard.  The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:

“Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.”

The Amazing Spider-Man hits 3D theaters everywhere on July 3rd, 2012.

Source: Sony


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  1. I loved (500) Days of Summer, and I think Webb did a fantastic job with it, but…

    There’s no way his last name didn’t (at least a little) influence Sony to pick him as a director.

    • Ha! Nice one.

    • I can already picture the meeting at Sony the first time Webb came into mind:

      - Hey guys I think the previous trilogy was missing a real teenager feel and coming of age type of vibe.

      - Have you guys watched 500 Days of Summer. The director did an amazing job at that! And his last name is Webb. :O

      - He sounds perfect!!! Get him on the phone!!!!


  2. I can’t wait until this movie comes out. It seems like Marc Webb was the right choice and he’s definitely trying to prove it

  3. reboot after 10 years? okay….
    sure the first film came out in 2002, but the final entry to it was in 2007. so the rebooting itself has occurred 5 years after the end of the previous franchise.

    i have no problems with the reboot (hated the melodramatic nature of the raimi films) but just correcting you.

  4. Toby McGuire should play Eddie Brock/Venom in The Amazing Spiderman 2! Ha!

    • …No…No he should not.

    • nah dude. i think they should build up norman osborn like the big bad of the new series. like the ongoing villain. i personally dig that (eg. magneto from x-men movies, harry from old spider-man movies), villains like that give each film a sense of connectivity and continuity with other films in the series.

    • Spider-Man is owned by Sony, so there really is no chance for Spidey to be in the Avengers.

      • You must not know the deal with Spider-Man’s parents, because if you knew where this movie was going you’d know that there’s a decent chance of that happening.

        • Peter’s parents aren’t always agents of SHIELD. In some continuations they are just scientists that died in a random plane crash. And I think that that is the direction that the movie is taking. Richard Parker and Curt Conners are partner biochemists.

  5. Has anyone aware that most of it’s action took place at night. Show me some broad daylight action mate…i know you wanted to adapt this franchise into more darker & edgy tone but do you really ve’ to be that dark??

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