‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Scene Written by ‘Bridesmaids’ Director

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Though primarily associated with comedies up until now, Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids, is reportedly lending some of his considerable writing talent to the upcoming superhero reboot The Amazing Spider-man.

According to Vulture, director Marc Webb enlisted Feig to assist with the writing of a high school scene between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Initially, this may seem like a strange move on the part of Webb, until one considers Feig’s earlier work on the Judd Apatow TV show Freaks and Geeks, which focused largely on the trials and triumphs of a group of high-schoolers.

The show, initially a flop during its short-lived television run, experienced a revival of sorts after it was rediscovered on DVD. Audience response since then has elevated the 18-episode series to the status of “cult-classic,” and it frequently appears on lists of the greatest television shows of the 2000s. The show also helped propel James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and many other Judd Apatow mainstays into the forefront of American cinema.

What does all this mean for The Amazing Spider-Man? Well, at the very least, Feig seems to possess a real talent for crafting convincing true-to-life high school scenarios and interactions – and according to early reports, teenage awkwardness plays an important role in the film.

Freaks and Geeks Amazing Spider Man Scene Written by Bridesmaids Director

The cast of Feig's cult TV show 'Freaks and Geeks'

Feig’s career to date has largely been confined to the comedy genre. Does this recent contribution indicate he may be interested in branching out into more serious fare? He did direct an episode of Mad Men back in 2007, as well as multiple episodes of both Weeds and Nurse Jackie (all of which contain comedic elements, yet are grounded in very serious subject matter). However, with the blockbuster success of Bridesmaids, the allure of further comedic accolades may steer him away from a less-certain future in drama.

Whatever Feig’s ultimate ambitions, Webb’s apparent willingness to bring in “outside expertise” to help ensure greater authenticity suggests that the director is concerned with crafting the best film possible, rather than his own ego; which is never a bad thing, as far as audiences are concerned.

The Amazing Spiderman hits theaters on July 3, 2012.

Source: Vulture

TAGS: spider-man, the amazing spider-man

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  1. I’m first to comment! Also, I’m a psychic-

    I predict below this comment people will either complain about how much this movie will suck (before it is even released) or they will trust the people that are working on this movie, realizing that in reality it really isn’t that big of a deal. A movie is meant for your enjoyment for 2 hours. And if you don’t think you will enjoy it, DON’T GO SEE IT!

    ……Just thought it would be very refreshing if there was ONE page for this movie that wasn’t filled with pessimism… but hey, everyone is entitled to their opinion….

  2. I say good, Spider-man is supposed to be funny, his sense of humorous is one of his trademarks. Something Sam Raimi seemed to have forgotten.

    • Yeah Emo-Peter was a sad attempt at comedy in Spderman 3. At least I think it was meant to be an attempt at comedy.

  3. I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think this one is going to be all that good….

  4. Paul Feig is a great writer but I just don’t see how his humor will mix with a comic book movie. I can just see Spidey taking a dump in a sink just to throw the humor in. Although the scenery aspect of the film will be great I just don’t find myself as excited to see this movie as I do with the Avengers, TDKR, The Hobbit, or SWATH. Hopefully it’s better than I hope but to be better than it’s predecessor’s isn’t doing all that much.

  5. humor is such a big thing to be curious about that there`s the means to write a whole blogpage about it? i don`t care if there isn`t any humor at all throughout the entire film, i just care about how great of suspense and the falling actions are in the film and how peter himself makes that a rising action. whenever there`s another link about the amazing spidey franchise, i`d rather it be about the IMPORTANT STUFF, like: character`s, storyline, or otherwise, if they`re already drafting another film for the franchise or making plans for another film. if they already are planning another film then that`s great because if you`re going to have a typical 2-3 year release then it`s more spread out if you start immediately instead of taking a vacation.

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