Thursday, July 21, 2011



Sony will be bringing Spider-Man to comic-con and they released the trailer, which will be uploaded later today!!! But, in the mean time we have director Marc Webb talking in-depth about his reboot of the webslinger.

The Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex managed to get an interview with the director, here is what he had to say.

"The wealth of material [in the span of the comics] -- whether it's story or character -- is really profound but I also feel it's my responsibility to reinvent it in some ways," says Webb.

The director namedrops Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, pointing out that in the earliest Spidey comics Peter Parker was "a nerd with big glasses. ... What was important in those early comics was this notion that Peter Parker is an outsider and how we define that in a contemporary context [is important]. That, I think, was one of the challenges for us -- getting Peter Parker's outsider status to be current. Peter Parker is a real kid. He's not a billionaire. He's not an alien. He's a kid who gets picked on and gets shoved to the outside. The 90-pound weakling, that's who Spider-Man is when he gets bit. So much of the DNA of the character is the fact that he was a kid when he got bit. He is imperfect; he is immature and has a bit of a punk rock instinct. In his soul he's still a 90-pound weakling even after [the transformative bite]."

"I love a lot of the Ultimate Spider-Man artwork and story lines, there's a lot more of an adolescent, playful quality," he says. "And I think that's a big part of [the] Spider-Man universe and hasn't really been explored cinematically before."

As for differences between his and Sam Raimi's films, expect more stunts that are "grounded physically." His team has "spent months and months and months developing rigs so he could swing in a way that wasn't computer-generated. Obviously there's going to be enhancements and CG [sequences], but it's based in a physical reality and that's a new technique [for this film brand]."

The villain is "new" and "something we haven't seen before and villains help define the story in a very specific way."
I would think that the villain would be new for the audience since we haven’t seen Lizard on the big screen?! Either way this could be a film that you should be looking forward to.

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