I am dutifully impressed by Marc Webb’s approach to Spider-Man. Humility.
He knows he has a BIG pair of pajamas to fill and its not going to be easy. But he makes a clever Spidey reference in sharing this notion that I have to respect.
He also cautioned that moviemakers are in “a golden moment of technology,” with 3D and various other digital techniques at their disposal. “With great power comes great responsibility, and we have to always fall back on great storytelling,” he said.
Tolmach also said he’s excited but nervous about his company’s upcoming Spider-man reboot, which he described as “Peter Parker told differently.” He promised it will look, feel and smell different from the three films starring Tobey Maguire.
“We’re humbled by it,” he said.
Reboots are hard business, and while the clean slate is a nice thing to have, its pretty daunting when you have Raimi’s films and the most rabid fans ready to critcize your work.
I just hope it doesn’t swing its web too far in the other direction. While a CG Spider-Man and great effects are not off the plate here, and story is coming first – there will be some great action and effects right?
Superman returns was “all about story” too. Not the best critical results. Just sayin.
I have no doubt in the end this will get the 3D treatment (thats not a fad kids) and James Cameron has already been pimping his new tech to Marc Webb.