Marc Webb And Andrew Garfield Tease The Epic Scope Of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
From all the trailers, teaser clips, and pictures we’ve seen from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can safely say that it’s going to be a big, expansive movie. The sequel has added a lot more villains, more action, and a new suit for the web-slinging hero that lives up to the film’s title. Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield are both teasing the film mercilessly as we get closer and closer to the May 2nd release too. In recent interviews with both men, they teased the film’s villains and how things are going to be bigger and better.
Speaking with Total Film, Marc Webb described his second outing with the hero as “the most ambitious Spider-Man movie ever attempted.” You can chalk that up to the special effects, the action, and “the emotional capacity of this kid. It’s an aggressive step forward” according to the director.While there is a lot of bells and visual whistles, Webb also says that the film is truly about the relationship between Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen (Emma Stone):
We throw around the term ‘operatic’ because of the spectacle and the theater involved, which is pretty epic. There are enormous sets and great set-pieces. But really it’s a very intimate song – this relationship between Peter and Gwen is very delicate and beautiful.
Andrew Garfield has also done a little teasing of his own while speaking with a Chinese movie site (via @_NerdyGeek_). Garfield adds a little to Webb’s statement about an epic yet intimate story by saying that part of the reason it will really resonate with audiences is because Jamie Foxx makes an incredibly relatable villain with Max Dillion/Electro:
Jamie is such a fine actor. He’s bringing not only this incredibly big, ultimate villain…this ultimate adversary, but the origin of where he comes from. It’s full of humanity and full of depth and empathy. You have such empathy for him as a character which is such a rare thing. It’s an important thing. We as people like to just keep villains as villains and keep them away from us, and keep our distance, and not identify. There’s something wiser, I feel, about going ‘You know what? I see myself in that person.’ There’s something healing about that when you can acknowledge that you have evil in you, that you have destructive tendencies. We all do whether we like to admit it or not. We are all made up of everything.
He breaks your heart because he’s trying to be good, he’s trying to be the guy that Spider-Man is. He’s trying to offer his gifts to the world but he’s being rejected. It’s heartbreaking and it turns into anger, rage, and destruction. You kind of understand why when someone is being abused like that.
Garfield goes on to talk about working with the stunt team to up their game when it comes to web-slinging and how Spider-Man is much more of a trickster character now that he has come into his own. You can listen to the full interview with the actor below. There is really room for a lot of emotions in the sequel if rumors about Gwen Stacy’s fate prove to be true. We’ll have to wait and see on that one though. What do you think about Webb and Garfield’s comments? Do you think The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to be a big, explosive, epic superhero romp?