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With the premiere of “The Amazing Spider-Man” this week, director Marc Webb was asked about his initial reaction the footage.

“How could you feel anything but good?” Webb told The Hollywood Reporter at the Annual VES Awards this week. “It was really wonderful; I mean, I enjoyed the events in particular because it was very affirming. We’ve been working in our secret laboratory for so long that it’s nice to get it out.”

The initial trailer premiered last summer, but it had mixed reactions from Spider-Man fans. And Webb has to live up to the other Spider-Man series that was directed by Sam Raimi.

One of the main focus was towards the main villain for the movie—The Lizard. He was played by Dylan Baker in the Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, but never transformed into his monstrous form.

In the reinvented Spider-Man film, actor Rhys Ifans plays the Spider-Man’s main adversary for the movie. And Webb had to figure out a way to present The Lizard rather than just a man-sized lizard with a lab coat.

“We spend a lot of time thinking about the biology of a lizard, and how his muscles work, and there’s an entire staff of people dedicated to making him look lifelike,” he said. “It is an extraordinary task, and very, very difficult. It takes a lot of time, which a lot of people in this room can attest to.”

In the final trailer, he felt it would be better to show more of the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.

“This time we wanted to show Peter and Gwen a little bit more,” said Webb. “To get to know more of the characterization, and a lot of the visual effects stuff that we’ve been working on, just to display the attitude of the film that we’re trying to create.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter