SDCC ’13: Marc Webb Talks Con Sneak Peek, More on Villains, Gwen Stacey and More!


amazing-spider-man-2-jamie-foxx-electro1-432x600Earlier tonight, Thorverine gave us a bit of a taste as to what Marc Webb and Sony have in store when the team takes to the stage in San Diego. It’s a safe bet that most of the big news coming from the con will be centered on Spidey and company. In the mean time, the folks at SuperHeroHype were able to sit down and chat with returning director Marc Webb to discuss a few things including what we might expect to see tomorrow night.

Principle filming is in it’s final stages for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so Webb tells us that the footage will be unfinished as CG work is just barely starting. Last night, we got a brief glimpse of Jamie Foxx as Electro, which looked pretty awesome. When asked if we’d get our first look at Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti, Webb tells us no, but he  expands on why he chose to bring the electric villain to the party.

There won’t be any Rhino in that footage because there’s too much work to be done there, but listen, Electro is the main villain. Rhino sort of makes a teasing appearance in the film in a very calculated and careful way, but the main villain in this movie is Electro and you get a real sense of the power and magnitude of that villain. Electro to me was somebody I was always curious about, because he’s inherently cinematic, or has that potential, not in the comics necessarily but some of the ones I really love, he has that quality. There is something terrifying and God-like about Electro. He is elemental in the way that Poseidon or Zeus is—you feel a sense of bigness about him.

Admittedly, I’ve wanted to see Electro brought to the big screen as well. so I’m excited to see what they do with the character. With the inclusion of so many rogues in this film, some fans are worried that it will turn into a disaster, much like Spider-Man 3, which saw Sand Man, Venom and Goblin all in one film. This time around, we have Electro, Rhino and possibly Black Cat, as well as the introduction of the Osborn family in Dane DeHaan as Harry and Chris Cooper as Norman. It’s expected that we’ll see Green Goblin show up sometime during the film, mainly because of the rumored plot that involves Emma Stone’s character Gwen Stacey. But Webb says there is no need to worry about too many characters showing up at once.

 Eh. Don’t worry about it. Rhino is in a couple scenes, you know, so he’s a really terrifying and a fun villain, but Electro is our main foe.

stone-garfield-kissing-scene-the-amazing-spider-man-2-08Short and sweet, but time will tell if this sequel will suffer the same fate as Sam Raimi’s last outing with the franchise. Speaking of Gwen Stacey, that topic was also touched on in this interview, and despite persistent prying, Webb stayed mum on the fate of Parker’s girlfriend.

SHH: Eventually you’ll probably have to kill off Gwen Stacy and I’ll ask Avi about this tomorrow. How does that feel that in one of these movies she’s going to have to die?
 Do we have to?

SHH: They never got to kill her in the Sam Raimi movies and I feel the fans and readers are expecting it this time around.
 Why are you so violent? You have such blood lust!

SHH: It’s not me, it’s the readers! It’s what happened in the comics.
 Are they demanding it? Oh, boy.

SHH: I love Emma and I’ll be very happy if we see her in all four movies to be honest.
 (laughs) Yeah, it’s an extraordinary thing the dynamic between Peter and Gwen and you know, we’ll have to see what happens.

He can dodge that one as much as he wants, but I think we all know what is going to happen. There is a lot nore great information in this interview, so be sure to click the link and give it a read. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is slated for a May 2, 2014 release. As always, with a ton more news likely to hit tomorrow, stay tuned to CBT for all the latest and greatest from this year’s SDCC. 


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Source : SuperHeroHype