Comic-Con: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ director and producers discuss the films change of direction, the villains and looking ahead



Empire got the chance to speak with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Web, plus producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach at Comic-Con, and a video has been posted to show us what was said.

The main focus point seems to be that The Amazing Spider-Man is going to be darker, and is about being Spider-Man, whereas the first film was about becoming Spider-Man and as a result was more playful. The sequel will see ol’ Spidey coming to terms with the fact he is now a superhero, and as was well produced in the first film, I imagine there will be lots of emotional scenes to come.

There is also talk of the films villains,with Electro (Jamie Foxx) being the key bad boy here, but there are other villains in this film film, and the one everyone cannot wait to see is Paul Giamatti’s Rhino. While discussing the villains, the producers hint at a further ten years of Spider-Man, which is exciting stuff. We already know that a third and fourth film have been confirmed for 2016 and 2018 respectively, but it is clear the makers are looking past that.

Check out the interview in the below video, courtesy of Empire.




The sequel to last year’s critical and box office hit The Amazing Spider-Man, the film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Gadon, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper and Sally Field.


In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers.

The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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