‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ director promises big changes

Marc Webb says his new movie is no mere remake

The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has promised that his film is no mere reboot of Sam Raimi‘s trilogy.

Webb has been tasked with re-starting the story of Spidey for the big screen, with Andrew Garfield in the lead role.

And now, talking to Comic Con Annual he says he was aiming to tell the “untold story” of Peter Parker. He said: “It’s really important for us to be able to communicate that this isn’t a remake of Sam Raimi’s movie. There’s a new territory, there’s a new villain, it’s a different Peter Parker.”

While promising that his movie will be darker than what has come before, Webb added the was also keen to retain the humour of the piece:

There are certainly darker, more intense feelings in this movie. There is betrayal, there is tragedy, but there’s also humour and romance… There are moments of furiousness and gravity, absolutely.

“But are there moments of humour and levity and whimsy? Absolutely… There’s a punk rock quality to Peter Parker that’s really irreverent and fun and that’s something that Andrew embodies in a way that we haven’t seen before.

“Certainly the materials that have come out have a darker sentiment or there’s a darker projection, but we’re very keen on staying loyal to the humour of Spider-Man.”

The Amazing Spider-Man is released in the UK on July 4.