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Spidey's Origin Will Be Changed in Marc Webb's 'Amazing Spider-Man' Movies

April 11, 2012 (8:52 am) GMT
Webb says that the untold story behind the disappearance of Peter Parker's parents will be revealed in a series of film because 'it's sort of an ongoing mystery.'
Spidey's Origin Will Be Changed in Marc Webb's 'Amazing Spider-Man' Movies

"" will unveil a different origin of the web-slinging vigilante that has never been shown in any movies before, director Marc Webb has promised. Speaking to MTV News, the filmmaker opened up that the new Spidey's background story won't be contained in just one movie.

Marc explained that his version of Spider-Man film will put the disappearance of Peter Parker's parents under the spotlight. "I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parent's story, which will unfold over probably a few movies. We don't totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It's sort of an ongoing mystery. That was something that was interesting to me," he dished.

The director went on promising that the untold story of Peter's parents will not be the only magnet in the upcoming film. There will be "obligations to the canon, in terms of Uncle Ben and the spider-bite, but the conditions under which those things happen are very different."

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

Elaborating furthermore on his approach to the film, the director continued, "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."

Speaking about the radioactive spider that gives Peter a superpower as described in the comic, Marc gave a little hint that in his movie the story could be different. "He's bitten by a spider, but maybe it's not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You'll have to see," so he teased.

Opening wide in the U.S. on July 3, "The Amazing Spider-Man" stars as the titular superhero, as his leading lady Gwen Stacy, as the villainous Lizard, and as Captain George Stacy.

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