‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Interviews: Marc Webb, Emma Stone & Rhys Ifans

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Andrew Garfield Spider Man Comic Con 2011 Amazing Spider Man Interviews: Marc Webb, Emma Stone & Rhys Ifans

In the midst of the madness that is Comic-Con, Screen Rants own Mike Eisenberg and I battled our way through the furious jungle of journalists at the press line for: Total Recall, Underworld: Awakening, Haywire, The Raven, Fright Night, 30 Minutes or Less, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Yes, seven movies at once, which can get a bit harried and chaotic, but can also be quite fun and lend itself to some nice quick chats with the talent.

The Amazing Spider-Man trailer was released shortly before the Con and fans were anxious to hear about the film, which appears to have a far darker tone than that of the Sam Raimi version. We have been particularly interested in the Spidey POV shots, which Webb addresses in our interview, along with his use of 3D in the film and his vision for Peter Parker as a more “punk-rock” outsider.

Emma Stone touches on her research for the role, what Andrew brings to the character of Spider-Man, and her role as Peter Parker’s (first, if not only) soulmate.

The actress did try to sneak her way around the question about her participation in the more action-heavy sequences in the film; you may notice, however, that director Marc Webb does say that that they both, “spent quite a bit of time in harnesses and on wires.” Going so far as to say that, “If the acting thing doesn’t work out for Andrew (Garfield) he has a great career as a stunt man.”

One character we have not seen much of yet is Rhys Ifans as The Lizard. The actor began our chat by describing his character as, “scaly, strong, big and sexy” but then went on to give us some insight into the development of his character, as well as the tone of the film. One of the more interesting aspects of his development is what he describes as “the reptilian and human sides of his nature” battling for dominance.

Take a look at our video interviews with Marc Webb, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans below:

Marc Webb  The Amazing Spider-Man Interview


Emma Stone The Amazing Spider-Man Interview


Rhys Ifans The Amazing Spider-Man Interview


The Amazing Spider-Man opens in theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

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  1. “Peter Parker as a more “punk-rock” outsider.”

    Why? He doesn’t need to be a punk-rock outsider. Pete’s always been a nerdy outsider. Even in Ultimate Spider-man.

    “We have been particularly interested in the Spidey POV shots”

    Go play Call of Duty. The POV shots are god-awful. When I pay to see a film, I want to see everything. It’s stupid in horror films when they do POV, it was stupid in DOOM the movie, and it’s going to be stupid in “Amazing Spider-man.”

    • he will definitely be nerdy as shown by not ownly his look in the trailer, but the fact that he actually invents his web shooters this time, they are just adding a more modern layer to him, hes not just gonna be this emo kid with spideys powers, and if the POV shots are rare (which it sounds like they are, and designed for 3d (which it sounds like they are they will work… doom is a bad example that ENTIRE movie was garbage lol

  2. Meh.

  3. A friend told me the new ultimate spider-man is Black/Latino.

    On that note does Marvel own the rights to 2099 or do all Spider-man related titles owned by Sony? They could make such a good 2099 film that Sony would sell the rights back. But it would have to good. Like the first Iron Man/Batman Begins good

    • wat the

  4. Marc Webb is a moron. Punk -Rocker and Peter Parker DO NOT mix. Just another reason for me to loathe this so called movie.

  5. Webb obviously doesn’t know who Loki is haha

    • lol no he doesn’t hahaha

  6. Emma Stone 1:06 – “I went ass deep” wtf damnnn girll

    • Methinks you may have been unduly affected by the way she delivered the line before that one, Charles… ;-)

  7. Nice Interviews, Rhys as the Lizard will be fantastic for sure. I think its going to be much darker than Raimi’s Spidey films for sure.

  8. Not being funny but Ifans looks off his head :S

    Speech slowed and slurred, trouble hearing (although CC is loud!) etc.

    There were reports Ifans was drunk during this time so maybe hehad a killer hangover?

  9. LAME! Make a different movie- I am sick of Spider mans beginning- I have seen this movie already.. Lets call it a reboot, I call it redundant. Is this the best Hollywood has to offer? Sad…

  10. This reboot will be good and is going back to the roots of Spiderman and here’s how…

    1. Web-Shooters – He makes them himself and clearly makes the web fluid.

    2. Gwen Stacey- Parker’s first GF, who sadly if you’ve read the Comics knows what happens so expect the appearance of Mary Jane either in this movie or “The Amazing Spiderman 2″ or 3.

    3. Emotional Depth- The first Spiderman did that very well, kinda got lost in the other two and it’s coming back in this one.

    If your going to knock this reboot, than knock every Spiderman Comic that isn’t Amazing Spiderman.