Sam Raimi on The Amazing Spider-Man

News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2013 - 07:15

The director of the original Spider-Man trilogy hasn't watched the reboot. And he's been explaining why...

If history had taken a different course, then Marc Webb's reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, wouldn't have been released last year. Instead, the year before, Sam Raimi would have pressed ahead with his planned Spider-Man 4, which was heavily into development when Sony eventually pulled the plug.

Raimi has moved on to other things since, of course, with his latest film - Oz The Great And Powerful - due in cinemas early next month. And while he's been tackling some promotional work for the movie, he's been asked what he though of The Amazing Spider-Man. The answer? He's not even seen it.

Declaring himself a big fan of Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Raimi said "I haven't had the guts to go see the movie yet". Why? "Because I don't want to go to my girlfriend's wedding".

He did add that "I hear it's great", adding that his wife had said to him "it was a wonderful, excellently produced, beautifully acted, brilliantly written Spider-Man picture". And he seems to have a lot of affection still for the franchise and many of the people involved, no matter how it all ended for him.

The full piece with Sam Raimi can be found here. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is filming now, ahead of its release next summer.

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