Spidey 2 director responds to comic writer's campaign for premiere ticket

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Apr 3, 2014

A classic Spider-Man writer has been fighting for a ticket to the Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere, and now the director of the film has responded to his request.

On Tuesday, we told you about comic-book writer Gerry Conway's Twitter campaign to get an invite to the Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere after reading that the film is at least partially adapted from his legendary story "The Night Gwen Stacy Died." Conway spent much of Tuesday tweeting repeatedly at Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb and the film's studio, Sony Pictures, and while the studio has yet to publicly acknowledge him, the director definitely has. 

On Tuesday, after Conway had spent much of the day sending tweets using the hashtag #InviteGerryConway in what he deemed an only semi-serious Twitter campaign, Webb responded to the writer with this tweet:

@gerryconway I'm getting on the phone with Sony. Would love to have you there!

— Marc Webb (@MarcW) April 1, 2014

Sony Pictures hasn't officially responded yet to Webb's apparent request to include Conway at the premiere, but Conway's response to Webb's effort's was certainly grateful.

Stan is The Man, but you Da Man. “@MarcW: @gerryconway I'm getting on the phone with Sony. Would love to have you there!”

— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) April 1, 2014

With a bit of luck and some communication between Webb and his studio, the Spider-Man writer who crafted a huge piece of this film's source material will get a place in the audience for its premiere, perhaps even alongside his collaborators, like legendary artist John Romita Jr. Conway's attendance at the premiere is not official yet, but Webb's response is certainly encouraging. Here's hoping he gets to see a version of his story play out on the big screen alongside the stars that brought his vision to life.

(Via Marc Webb)

UPDATE: It looks like Conway's campaign worked.

Many thanks to the very awesome @MarcW and @SonyPictures and everyone who followed #inviteGerryConway — I’m going to the premiere.

— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) April 3, 2014

I am puzzled, though, because apparently according to @MarcW I’m to be seated somewhere on either the Brooklyn or Washington Bridge.

— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) April 3, 2014