AMAZING SPIDER-MAN director Mark Webb recently spoke to MTV about his upcoming film - a discussion which provides a few interesting talking points about the new picture.
Choice quotelets include...
Regarding the "mystery" of Peter Parker's parents...
"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,"
"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."
" ...there is no wrestling match in this movie. The character is evolving in a different way."
"He's bitten by a spider...but maybe it's not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You'll have to see."
All of this, and more, can be found in THIS piece at MTV.
I do like the emotional core Webb speaks of in the piece (kid being left behind, etc.), and feel there's plenty of room to explore such elements in a Spidey movie. This said, I don't see why such exploration can't be accomplished while also upholding canon?
Of course, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around why we're getting an origin story with this one anyway...so what do I know? One thing's for certain...this movie hurts my head, but I'm making every effort to remain open minded. The whole things feels 'off' at the moment, but to be completely fair...it's hard to know how all of this will work out until we see the movie for ourselves (it's in theaters July 3). In the months leading up to its 2009 release, many people kicked and screamed about canonical changes brought to STAR TREK by Team Abrams - but that emerged as a hugely entertaining film when all is said and done. So, we'll see...
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