It’s no news that this summer’s Amazing Spider-Man movie is going to make some significant changes to the original story.  If fact, that’s probably a good thing considering that one of the trials of watching a reboot is that you’re essentially watching the same damn origin story over and over.  In a recent interview with MTV News, director Marc Webb decided to drop a few hints as to what these changes might entail.

He discussed the new origin of Spider-Man and a few other things, including the increased presence of Peter Parker’s parents (say that 10 times fast) in this and subsequent films.  Some of the more interesting bits went as follows:

“This is probably a reveal, but there is no wrestling match in this movie. The character is evolving in a different way. It’s about finding a balance between iconic elements of the ‘Spider-Man’ mythology—like how Uncle Ben’s death transforms him emotionally—but it happens in a different way.”

He also had a few things to say about the radioactive spider that fans have grown to know and love:

“He’s bitten by a spider, but maybe it’s not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You’ll have to see. There are elements that we were very conscious of, but it all emanated from [the idea of] this kid who got left behind by his parents many, many years before. I thought that was interesting enough for me to explore.”

So far, other news about the film has been mostly positive and the trailers show it shaping up to be what might be the best Spidey-story to date.  Some people may end up screaming bloody murder over the changes, but as long as you’re not a hard-core anti-revisionist when it comes to comic-to-film adaptations, you might be able to get onboard with Webb’s interpretation of the character.

Hell, if Stan Lee is putting up his good name and doing a cameo, he must be okay with it, right?  What right do YOU have to question the God of Comics?


Thanks to the hard-working folks at geektyrant for the heads-up on this one.

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