hit theaters this past weekend and has been at the top of the box office ever since. There seems to be one particular moment that director Marc Webb has an almost morbid curiosity about audience reaction to.
“I’ve poked my head into theaters in L.A. for that moment just to hear people gasp,” Webb told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s fascinating. People just don’t believe it.”
Anyone who has seen the film - or read Amazing Spider-Man #121 – can probably guess that the moment Webb is referring to is the death of Gwen Stacy. Webb said the comic book scene stuck with him from when he first read it and that it is a scene he has been planning on putting into the films from the beginning.
“It stayed with me in a profound way. It broke me. I was anxious and curious to explore it on the screen. From the very beginning I planned on doing it,” Webb says. “For me, everything in the movie was built around that moment. There’s a cost to being a hero.”
Of course, time marches forward for Peter Parker. How does Spider-Man move on?
“It’s going to be really difficult for Peter Parker to move forward,” says Webb. “But that’s the challenge of it: How do you recover from that? That’s going to play out in the next movie.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently in theaters.