With the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man just months away, anticipation for the film has been building now more than ever!!!
At WonderCon 2012 this past Saturday, the leading lady of the film, Emma Stone, spilled some secrets about the upcoming reinvention!
Emma, who admits she did NOT read the comic books growing up, had a LOT of research to do in taking up the role of Gwen Stacy.
"There were a lot of things we didn’t really touch on quite as much, and there were some updates to Gwen as well, because it’s present day – I think that Gwen's underlying factor remains incredibly sad, until what happens, which is incredibly tragic. Her father faces death every single day, her boyfriend faces death every single day, so she is constantly surrounded by an undercurrent of mortality."
And as for Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield?
"He's a stand-up guy in this version of the movie. I mean, from the very beginning, he displays some very heroic qualities, but he's mysterious to her; they haven't really ever connected even though they've been in school for a long time. So her attraction is very clear from the very beginning; it's not him coming after her, it's kind of more her interest is piqued by him."
So just how IS director Marc Webb differentiating this Spider-Man movie from all the others that came before?
“…really to me what was interesting is that it's a story about a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. Right? And that’s something we haven't seen before, but everything emerges from that, and I wanted to define the movie according to those terms.
There are certain obligations we have — like he wears a suit and he gets bitten by a spider — but the context surrounding that is new and different and set off by an event that happens years before. And it's a new story in that sense."
Hmm…color us intrigued!! We like that this film will be more focused on the relationships rather than just the events that occur.
Will U be seeing The Amazing Spider-Man opening day, July 3rd?
[Image via Ryan Fu/WENN.]