Director Marc Webb explains the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer

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Dec 16, 2012

When the first Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer hit the web back in July, it got mixed reactions. So when director Marc Webb released the second trailer for Sony's upcoming tentpole movie earlier this week, he wanted to make pretty darn sure that we'd understand it.

"We felt it was really important to give the audience a more specific idea of what the film would look like,'' Webb told The Hollywood Reporter. ''When you do a teaser trailer it's always tricky, because we were still shooting the movie when that was being cut."

Not only did Webb make the second trailer more actiony, he also decided to put the spotlight on two pivotal parts of the film: 1) the relationship between our favorite web-slinger (played by Andrew Garfield) and the first love of his life, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and 2) the first appearance of the film's green-scaled villain, the Lizard (Rhys Ifans).

"This time we wanted to show Peter and Gwen a little bit more," he said. "To get to know more of the characterization, and a lot of the visual effects stuff that we've been working on, just to display the attitude of the film that we're trying to create.

"There's narrative differences [compared to Sam Raimi's three Spider-Man films], like the Gwen Stacy saga is something from the comics that I've always really, really loved. There's what happened to his parents, which is a huge thing. But there's the villain, Dr. Connors and the Lizard, which never came to fruition in the movies."

If you guys recall, the character of Dr. Curt Connors, then played by Dylan Baker, appeared in Sam Raimi's last two Spidey films, but he never became the villainous Lizard.

"We spent a lot of time thinking about the biology of a lizard, and how his muscles work, and there's an entire staff of people dedicated to making him look lifelike," Webb explained about the look of Spidey's dastardly foe. "It is an extraordinary task, and very, very difficult.''

"There's tonal differences, which are a little difficult to express except for in trailer form, or in the film itself, because it's more of a subjective term. But those are all things that we felt like deserved their day in the sun," finished Webb.

Did you guys notice all that from the new trailer? Does that make you wanna see the film even more?

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theatres in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on July 3, 2012.