Director was skeptical of reboot at first.
In an interview with Total Film, ‘500 Days of Summer’ director Marc Webb talked about the 3D component for his upcoming reboot ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
“I wanted to shoot certain things very specifically for 3D. There’s an experiential component to 3D that’s really fantastic and we’re experimenting with generating that point of view so you feel how Spider-Man feels when he’s jumping over these buildings.”
“We made a conscious effort to do those effects practically and we had an incredible stunt team. We built this whole rig – hundreds of feet long – in Harlem, and we actually swung a man through traffic down the street. I thought that was really exciting, not to mention an incredible level of acrobatics!”
The director added that he too was one of the many fans that thought there was no need for a reboot so soon after the Sam Raimi trilogy, “Spidey is constantly re-examined and there’s way too many versions of him in the comics… That was something I thought we could do cinematically. I was a little skeptical at first – you feel the presence of those other movies. But then I was like, ‘How could I walk away from this? What an opportunity!’ What better cinematic character is there than Spidey!”