The story of Spider-Man has been told by many different people in many different ways and the latest person to tell their version of the Spider-Man story is Marc Webb. Marc is the director of The Amazing Spider-Man, which is released this year, and he insists that his take on the Spider-Man story is very different from that of Sam Raimi, who released Spider-Man back in 2002.
Webb explained, "It's really important for us to be able to communicate that this isn't a remake of Sam Raimi's movie. There's a new territory, there's a new villain, it's a different Peter Parker. We wanted that humour to come from a real place. My aim was to create a world where you could feel all those emotions. There are certainly darker, more intense feelings in this movie. There is betrayal, there is tragedy, but there's also humour and romance... There are moments of furiousness and gravity, absolutely.
He added, "But are there moments of humour and levity and whimsy? Absolutely... There's a punk rock quality to Peter Parker that's really irreverent and fun and that's something that Andrew embodies in a way that we haven't seen before. Certainly the materials that have come out have a darker sentiment or there's a darker projection, but we're very keen on staying loyal to the humour of Spider-Man." The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans and is set to be released on July 3.