Sony Pictures and director Marc Webb decided to shed some more light yesterday on The Amazing Spider-Man. The details were revealed by way of a Tokyo press conference in which Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone attended and answered questions. Producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach were also there. Check out the video down below courtesy of SuperHeroHype.
Avid Arad answered described the arrival of Dr. Connors and his relationship with Peter and Gwen by saying "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. 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."
After some special footage was screened at the event, Garfield says:
"As you can see, a lot of the stunts are practical and grounded in reality," he explained. "That was something that Marc, the director, really wanted to make sure happened in this movie to set it apart from previous ones... I would exhaust myself every day and get into near-death experiences every hour on the hour... I collaborated with [the stunt team] not only on the big stunt set-pieces but also on what happens to Peter’s body when he gets bitten. What happens to his DNA and how that effects the way he moves and the way he interacts with objects. The idea that he has spider DNA running in his system. What that will do to his sense of space. What that will do to the sensitivity of his skin. To have an opportunity to play in that forum with creative and talented people was a real opportunity and gift."
The Amazing Spider-Man will open up in theaters in Japan on June 30, 2012 and in the states on July 3, 2012.