AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Roundup: Marc Webb Originally Thought The Reboot Idea Was ‘Stupid,’ New Poster, And Two New Promos
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to have been on a little bit of a break. There was a good week and a half where we were getting new trailers, teasers, and stills every day. Things have gotten a little quieter since I guess Sony want to hold back a few surprises for the film’s actual release, but some new information has started making the rounds. We’ve rounded them all up in one convenient location for your reading pleasure. Marc Webb talks about his original reluctance at rebooting the Spider-Man franchise, a new Peter Parker featurette has hit, a Discovery promo has dropped, and we’ve gotten a new poster.
Marc Webb talked about his initial reaction when approached to reboot the franchise while appearing at the South By Southwest movie festival this weekend. Variety reports that Webb initially thought resurrecting the Spider-Man franchise after Sam Raimi‘s trilogy was “the stupidest idea I ever heard. I thought it was crazy” when Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal asked him about his interest in directing. Pascal reportedly told the director that he absolutely could not turn down Spider-Man considering how big of an opportunity it was.
Webb, a music video director at the time, accepted and is now overseeing all three Spider-Man movies as well as serving as a consultant for the spinoff films. The director went on to say that he wanted to do things very differently with The Amazing Spider-Man. He told those in attendance “The first film I wanted things to be grounded, that was my mantra.” He admitted that he was too reserved with the computer effects on the first one, so it seems he’ll go even bigger with the sequel (which we can already tell is true from the trailers).
The final few pieces of Spider-Man news are more quick shots. A new behind the scenes featurette talking about Andrew Garfield’s journey from a relative unknown actor to Peter Parker on the big screen has been released by Sony Pictures. It features a new snippet or two of footage, but it’s mainly about Peter Parker and how much Garfield loves him.A new promo for the Discovery channel has also popped up (with a hat tip to @_NerdyGeek_) which you can check out below the Parker featurette. And finally, a new poster has surfaced. What do you think about this web of updates?
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