The 'Sinister Six' movie was recently bumped up in the timeline so that it will be the next 'Spider-Man' universe movie, coming before 'Amazing Spider-Man 3' and not after, as was originally planned. Director Marc Webb thought while he was making 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' that he'd have another film to build the Sinister Six, but he won't have that luxury. That said, he did talk quite a bit on the 'ASM2' audio commentary about the future of the franchise, including some words about which Spider-Man villains would be appearing as the Sinister Six.
While a Shazam-powered 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' post-credits scene seems to hint at a Sinister Six lineup, reports thereafter confirmed that the official movie lineup has actually yet to be decided upon by 'Amazing Spider-Man 3' director Marc Webb and 'Sinister Six' director Drew Goddard. As they work out their scripts for the upcoming Spidey films, it couldn't hurt to speculate, and who better to speculate than Marc Webb himself.
First thing, if you haven't yet seen 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' you should not be reading this article as it contains major spoilers for the ending of the film.
Okay, now that that business is out of the way ... director Marc Webb has been hinting for some time that the events in his film could eventually emulate what occurred in the pages of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' #121, which (last chance) depicts the death of Peter Parker's love interest, Gwen Stacy -- who is played by Emma Stone in the two most recent Spider-Man films.
Now that you've seen 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' we asked director Marc Webb about everything that went into the final shot of Gwen falling off the clock tower, including when it was decided to kill off Gwen (early); if there were any second thoughts; why the original scene had to be re-shot; and why 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' ended on an upbeat note, as opposed to leaving us with a dark ending.
Most of what I know about complex science comes from comic books, so forgive me if my understanding of quantum mechanics is a little off. But, I think it can mean that particles can exist in two states simultaneously. 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' a film loaded with such half-understood notions of difficult scientific concepts, is a quantum movie. It manages to be both awful and entertaining, frequently at the same exact time. The script is ludicrous, even by summer blockbuster standards. The characters behave irrationally and without motivation and the story makes lengthy, frequent pit stops into dull backstory. But, for every moment of tedium and confusion there is a tiny explosion of joy. Director Marc Webb just barely ties this collision of half-baked ideas together in a sticky Spidey bow.
I met Webb at his SoHo hotel room -- or, if not his room, the room Sony had him sitting in at that particular moment -- to talk about the future of Spider-Man, what exactly Shailene Woodley's role would have been in the final movie had she not been cut, and Webb offers some, let's say, coy hints at the possible return of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.
When rebooting the 'Spider-Man' franchise, director Marc Webb brought many of the classic characters with him to the 'Amazing Spider-Man' films. One character that didn't make the cut was J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker's blustery editor at The Daily Bugle. Jameson was played memorably by J.K. Simmons in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' films and Webb now admits it's time for him to appear in the new series of films.
Saving the day, getting the girl, being a good guy -- it's all in a day's work for Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man. But as director Marc Webb notes in this new featurette for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Peter's going to learn the hard way in the sequel that he can't have it all because "life doesn't work that way." Webb teases the famous storyline between Peter and girlfriend Gwen Stacy, as well as Spidey's greatest threat yet: the Sinister Six.
Director Marc Webb’s second high-flying and web-slinging adventure in the world of our friendly neighborhood webhead, the Andrew Garfield-starring ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ is set to zip into theaters on May 2, but both Webb and Sony Pictures are eager to show off what they’ve been working on. At a special event in New York City, Webb introduced a small crowd to a selection of extended scenes from the upcoming film, over 30 minutes of fresh footage that was served up in a bid to get audiences primed for the next entry in the recently rebooted franchise.
And guess what? The plan may have just worked. The three scenes that Webb showed off (and was eager to chat about afterwards) are exciting, vibrant, and incredibly dynamic. So, what did we learn from our giant early look at the next ‘Spider-Man’ film? Quite a bit, and nearly all of it incredibly exciting (even for fans who might not have been particularly enamored of Webb’s first outing). Beware, there are some spoilers ahead, though we’ve tried to limit them as best we can.
With 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' set to hit theaters in just under two months, director Marc Webb has been one rather busy gentleman. In addition to promoting the new film, Webb is also preparing to go back to work for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3,' which will hit theaters in 2016 -- but for fans hoping that the director will stick around for the fourth film, we've got some news: Webb will sadly not be returning to the director's chair after Spidey's third installment.