MTV recently sat down to talk with director Marc Webb about his upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man. The director gave us some interesting insight into the movie…and its eventual sequels.
As Webb mentioned, part of the focus of the movie will be on the untold origin of Peter Parker: the mystery surrounding his parents’ disappearance. However, this origin tale won’t be wrapped up in just the one movie premiering this summer.
“I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parents’ story, which will unfold over probably a few movies,” Webb told MTV. “We don’t totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It’s sort of an ongoing mystery. That was something that was interesting to me.”
Webb is set to throw us a couple other curveballs as well, it seems. In regards to Uncle Ben and the spider bite, it appears things won’t happen in the way we expect.
“This is probably a reveal,” said Webb, “but there is no wrestling match in this movie. The character is evolving in a different way. It’s about finding a balance between iconic elements of the ‘Spider-Man’ mythology—like how Uncle Ben’s death transforms him emotionally—but it happens in a different way.”
And it appears the spider bite may have a very different spin on it, or not.
“He’s bitten by a spider,” Webb confirmed, “but maybe it’s not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You’ll have to see.”
It all sounds interesting and intriguing. So, while we’re unfortunately being subjected to an origin story, yet again, at least this time it will be a new take on it that will throw us a couple curveballs.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012. It’s directed by Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans.
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