Director Marc Webb talks about his approach to Spider-Man

He feels 'responsibility to reinvent' the webslinger

In conversation with the LA Times, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb said he feels it's necessary to bring the hero up-to-date as geek has become chic.

"The idea of what a nerd is has changed in 40 or 50 years. Nerds are running the world" declares Webb.

Taking the characters in new Spidey Andrew Garfield's previous film The Social Network as a guide he hopes to refine Peter Parker's "outsider" qualities in a "contemporary context".

From the sounds of it we're likely to get an insight in the character's psychology as well as the superhero's back story.

The director also talks about the action in the film being more "physically grounded" and "convincing and real", so that Spider-Man can "swing in a way that wasn't computer generated".

The Amazing Spider-Man is set to hit screens on 4 July 2012.

Are you ready for more realism in your comic book heroes?  Or do you prefer them to be all superhuman?  We'd love to know your opinions...


    • thegedman

      Jul 20th 2011, 16:22

      Came across the leaked trailer for this yesterday and i have to say it looks like its going to be good....really good.My advice get the official trailer out asap.This movie will be huge.

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    • badger86

      Jul 20th 2011, 16:50 Official trailer is up. Looks promising, aside from the dodgy first person sequence

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 21st 2011, 1:04

      Nerd are ruining the world more like...'Give us Venom, give us Venom!" Careful what you wish for...

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