Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone Talk The Amazing Spider-Man

While at an Amazing Spider-Man press conference in Tokyo, stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach fielded questions about their film, which opens on July 3. Several questions revolved around what sets this Marc Webb-directed reboot apart from Sam Raimi’s previous trilogy.

Highlights include Arad characterization of Gwen Stacy as Peter Parker’s “true love,” Webb’s love of practical effects, and Garfield’s thoughts on how the introduction of spider DNA into his character’s system would change the way he sees and interacts with the world. There was also talk of the film’s villain Dr. Curt Connors (played by Rhys Ifans), who eventually becomes The Lizard.

“We introduce our villain, Dr. Connors, and in the great tradition of Marvel, Dr. Connors is going to be connected to Peter Parker and, in our case even more interesting, to Gwen Stacy,” Arad said. “Right there, the challenge of having to deal with a villain who is a mentor and the only one who you can look at and say, ‘So what really happened to my dad?’ That’s a very hard person to fight.”

Watch the entire conference below:

(via Collider, Super Hero Hype)

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  • Lewis4510

    This movie will bomb just like Green Lantern did. This could have been done without recycling the origin story, that will turn alot of people off right off the bat. Another strike against it is the choice of Garfield as Spiderman/Peter Parker most of the buzz for him is mostly meh to downright negative. 

    And sounds like Sony’s lowballing the effects budget will prove to be ultimately more costly in the long run.

  • Smart Internet Man

    CONJECTURE AND REASONING: THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE ANYTHING ABOUT IT AT THIS POINT IN TIME. I KNOW THINGS THAT YOU ALL MUST KNOW

  • Bright Web Boy

    Priceless.

  • Smart Internet Man

    Thank you, son.

  • Anyone

    where is all this negative buzz you speak of Mister troll?

  • http://saneinsanities.blogspot.com/ Andy E. Nystrom

    For anyone concerned about how Garfield will do, I recommend the drama Boy-A. I think he’ll do okay.

  • Sowat

    Spider-Man is my favorite comic character. That said, this movie doesn’t seem bad or good to me yet, it just kind of exists. I’m more excited for Batman and don’t have too much of an opinion on this new Spider-Man. Hopefully it turns out well and I’ll like it. If not, eh. Spider-Man will still be my favorite character regardless.

  • Alice

    blah blah opinion, blah blah hate, blah blah individual

  • Jaredbright

    They should go with the magic-totem origin. Not only is it stupid, but it hopefully it will ruin the movies like it did my beloved Spider-man comics. Spider-man can’t die, he just comes back to life.  REVENGE!!!!