As we promised earlier, here’s a look at the behind-the-scenes featurette included with the Wal-Mart exclusive Amazing Spider-Man DVD being sold this weekend at the retailer’s brick-and-mortar stores around the country.
In just over six minutes, actors and filmmakers behind this summer’s Sony reboot of the Spider-Man franchise discuss the enduring, global appeal of Spider-Man.
Among other things, the featurette gives us a sense for the interactions Peter and Flash Thompson will have before Peter gets his powers and starts having a little fun with the bully. It’s a much more tense, realistic and potentially violent type of bullying than the name-calling and near-misses we’ve seen from previous iterations of Flash in the past. There’s also a bit of Uncle Ben, who gets more screen time in this featurette than he got in the entire Raimi trilogy. Martin Sheen is great here, playing it with Jed Bartlet-style aloof energy.
The Amazing Spider-Man will be in theaters on July 3.