It’s been a busy week for updates on The Amazing Spider-Man with Monday’s footage showcase event and the subsequent release of the new theatrical trailer. Today, director Marc Webb spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about some of the bigger stylistic elements that fans can expect in theaters later this summer.
Theres narrative differences,” Webb explains, “like the Gwen Stacy saga is something from the comics that Ive always really, really loved. Theres what happened to his parents, which is a huge thing. But theres the villain, Dr. Connors and The Lizard, which never came to fruition in the movies.
Though the Lizard has had a few distinctly different artistic interpretations over the years, Webb says that he felt the key element in bringing Connor’s scaly alter-ego to the screen was realism.
“We spent a lot of time thinking about the biology of a lizard,” he continues, “and how his muscles work, and theres an entire staff of people dedicated to making him look lifelike. It is an extraordinary task, and very, very difficult.”
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field and hits 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 3rd.