'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Director Marc Webb Promises He Went Easy on the Giamatti

March 10, 2014


Addressing concerns that his Amazing Spider-Man may be overloaded with villains, thus denying audiences the Sally Field screen time they demand, Marc Webb urged a crowd at a weekend Q-and-A to not worry too much about it. Live again with the reckless abandon of not caring about the Peter Parker rogues gallery.

"We're obviously familiar with the complaints people had [with Spider-Man 3]," Webb reportedly said. "We're very careful to make sure the stories intertwine. For Peter Parker, it's very important that you create obstacles that are difficult to overcome." And it turns out the obstacle that is a bald and tattooed Paul Giamatti only takes a few minutes to take care of.

"Paul is in the movie for four minutes," Webb added. Rest assured, the Rhino is but a commercial break in the larger stories of Electro, Green Goblin, and Aunt May learning to date again.

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