Marc Webb Looks Back On His Experience With The Amazing Spider-Man Films


Marc Webb took a few moments to reflect on his time working with Spider-Man.

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The Amazing Spider-Man film series has been somewhat polarizing among fans. Most people seem to be positive about the first film, while many have major problems with the sequel. Despite this, they were still generally successful at the box office. And a third installment and spin-offs were planned before Sony teamed up with Marvel Studios to revitalize the character.

Director, Marc Webb is fully aware of the mixed feelings towards his two films, and has been generally open when talking about them. While doing press for his latest movie, Gifted, he spoke with Collider about his time with the franchise. Webb stated that he’s proud of a number of things in the series, and also spoke on the complexity of making superhero films:

"It’s hard for me to think about it, in terms of regrets. There are so many things that I’m proud of. There was an ambition with the second movie, in particular. The idea that it’s a superhero that can’t save everybody is something that I’m really proud of. I’m really proud of the ambition of that, because it’s an important message, and I believe in that. I believe in what we were after. They’re really, really difficult movies to make. They’re complex in ways that people don’t fully understand. They weren’t disasters. But in terms of regrets, I don’t think of it in those terms. I felt really, really fortunate to have that opportunity. That’s a whole other long, in-depth conversation that I probably shouldn’t have publicly. I loved everybody involved. I really did. I didn’t have an adversarial relationship with the studio, at all. There were a lot of very smart people. These are just incredibly complicated movies to make. I am proud of them, in many ways, and I stand by them. I’m certainly not a victim, in that situation."

While being interviewed, he also revealed that the story and villain for a third movie had not been determined:

"Not really. We finished the second one and they were working on Sinister Six, so we all took a break. And then, the Sony hack happened and everything went away. But, that’s the way Hollywood works sometimes."

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It’s good to know that he is pleased with his work. The movies may not have been exactly what fans wanted, but it definitely sounds like Webb was mostly able to execute his particular vision for the films. And, ultimately, that’s what any director wants.