Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?
First Teaser Trailer For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
'Will you follow me... one last time?'
Fresh Red Band Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer
This rotten town... It soils everybody
Initial Images From Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
London crawling with exhibits come to life
Christopher Walken Recruited For The Jungle Book
Giancarlo Esposito also aboard Jon Favreau's film
New Horns Promo Arrives
Daniel Radcliffe, you little devil
Eva Green Heads For Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
She's in talks to reunite with Tim Burton
Bruce Campbell Says Welcome To Purgatory
It's a not-so-wonderful afterlife
New Maze Runner Poster Lands
Welcome to the concrete jungle
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Quentin Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 July 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Pushed Back To 2018
The Sinister Six pic moves to 2016
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Social Network (2010)
Empire Star Rating
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Marc Webb Talks The Amazing Spider-Man 2
'Peter's a little more complicated...'

22 July 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

There's absolutely nothing itsy or bitsy about the next incarnation of Spider-Man. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is promising a bigger, bolder and more bruising spin on the Marvel superhero, freed from the shackles of origin storytelling and, as director Marc Webb told Empire at Comic-Con, given free rein to, well, be himself.

But does being himself give him any scope for having an old-fashioned good time or is all teen angst and world-saving? “At the beginning of this movie Peter Parker is having a blast being Spider-Man," explained Webb. "There’s a spirit of fun that we tried to build the foundation of this film on, but he's a little more complicated too...'”



"We loves the origin story we told before, but that was a story about becoming Spider-Man," stressed producer Matthew Tolmach. "This is a movie about being Spider-Man."

And what of the villain(s) of the piece? "There's all these little fortune cookies around but the main villain is Electro," said producer Avi Arad, refusing to be drawn on the whole Sinister Six thing. "We're not trying to make a big deal out of all of them, but they all have a reason to be the size they are."

Neither he nor co-producer Matt Tolmach would be drawn too far on the idea of a unique supervillain group working in concert. Instead, Tolmach pointed to small-scale badness - refusing to help a grannie across the road, perhaps, or leaving the milk out? - that would explode into something altogether more lethal in Spider-Man 3 and 4. "[Spider-Man] may not have to fight them now; he may have to fight them in a couple of years. It creates a much bigger universe to play in."

Empire Magazine's September 2013 Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cover

Empire was also on the spot for an Electro reveal in Hall H on Friday and these were our thoughts on the newest superbad in the Spideyverse. Empire's September issue has Electro electrifying the boys and girls on the cover - grab a copy on Thursday! - and Peter Parker himself, Andrew Garfield, sharing some nuggets within. Don't miss it.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Comic-Con 2013: Breaking Bad Season 5B Footage Unveiled
And the cast reminisce over scenes past...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)