Collider caught up with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise director Marc Webb, who is promoting his new movie Gifted, and asked him to reflect on his time making two Spider-Man movies with Andrew Garfield.
While the poor reception to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 lead to Sony striking a deal with Marvel and starting over once again with Spider-Man, Webb had no regrets and was very proud of the movies that he made. Check out his full answer below.
Looking back at The Amazing Spider-Man movies, what are you happiest with and what is your biggest regret?
WEBB: It’s hard for me to think about it, in terms of regrets. 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. 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.