1:16pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Offers a Spectacular Dream World, Says Director
If trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to be suggesting a movie overloaded with super villains, spectacle and emotion, then they’re probably doing their job. Talking about this summer’s web-headed sequel, director Marc Webb said that he went into the project wanting to “unleash my inner [Michael] Bay.”
“It's always cool at a press conference to say, ‘I’m going to be so grounded,’ but really, when you walk into the Spider-Man universe, you're walking into a dream world,” Webb told Rolling Stone. “There are monsters and creatures that come out from under the bed — and they are made of electricity and will kill you if they touch you.”
He went on to explain that, while the first Amazing Spider-Man sought to try and create an emotional connection between the viewer and Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, things pay off in this movie. “I want the audience to be fucking thrilled,” he said of Amazing Spider-Man 2. “I told my friends I want to ‘unleash my inner Bay.’”
He went on, “in this film, there is a spectacle to things I want to embrace. If that's used in service of creating drama for that character, and exploring a physical or emotional dilemma, then it feels great.” And if that dilemma includes putting Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy in danger, well… all the better.