As excitement continues to build for the hotly anticipated release of Spider-Man: Homecoming (the web slinger’s first solo MCU film after being introduced in last year’s Captain America: Civil War), Collider sat down with Marc Webb, director of both movies in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, to reflect on the short-lived series and whether he has any regrets about the two films.
“It’s hard for me to think about it, in terms of regrets,” said Webb. “There are so many things that I’m proud of. There was an ambition with the second movie, in particular. The idea that it’s a superhero that can’t save everybody is something that I’m really proud of. I’m really proud of the ambition of that because it’s an important message, and I believe in that. I believe in what we were after. They’re really, really difficult movies to make. They’re complex in ways that people don’t fully understand. They weren’t disasters.”
“But in terms of regrets, I don’t think of it in those terms,” he continued. “I felt really, really fortunate to have that opportunity. That’s a whole other long, in-depth conversation that I probably shouldn’t have publicly. I loved everybody involved. I really did. I didn’t have an adversarial relationship with the studio, at all. There were a lot of very smart people. These are just incredibly complicated movies to make. I am proud of them, in many ways, and I stand by them. I’m certainly not a victim, in that situation.”
Does ambition make you a little more forgiving on the shortcomings of the two films? Let us know in the comments below what you make of the above thoughts…