Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man courtesy theamazingspiderman.com
Amazing Spider-Man is still more than 6 months away but the press machine is already in full force! Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach held a press conference in Tokyo, Japan where the film will hold it’s world premiere.
Bleeding Cool has the full video and 5 interesting quotes but I’m posting what I think are two most intriguing quotes from Avi Arad – a longtime force behind movies based on Marvel characters.
Avi Arad on the new take on Spidey’s origin and Gwen Stacy:
“After three movies we finally got the opportunity to tell what really started Peter Parker on his journey: the fact that he lost his parents. He doesn’t know what happened to them, no-one talks about it. And around the world there are millions and millions of children in a similar position, children that were adopted… at the end of the day they want to know one thing “Who am I?”
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy courtesy theamazingspiderman.com
So we found a very, very good story about the true origin of what makes a human being, what sets their destiny.
Then we got to Gwen Stacy. Not only a great love interest but actually a real intellectual friend, a real intellectual competition, a strong woman who represents our world today and our our world tomorrow.
This movie is driven from the Spider-man, Peter Parker point of view. It’s not like taking a picture and getting bitten by a spider. Peter is on a quest and it makes for an unusual movie in which peter carves his own destiny by looking for answers…
When Peter Parker gets his powers all it does is enhance his physical ability because his heart was always the heart of a hero.”
Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors courtesy theamazingspiderman.com
Arad on Dr. Curt Connors: “We introduce our villain, Doctor Connors, and in the great tradition of Marvel, Doctor Connors is going to be connected to Peter Parker and in our case, even more interesting, into Gwen Stacy. Right there, the challenge to deal with a villain that is also a mentor. The only one you can look at and say “What really happened to my Dad?” That’s a very hard person to fight.”
I’m excited to see “the untold story” and I love Director Marc Webb’s 500 Days of Summer.