1. Rhys Ifans as villain
Rhys Ifans plays Curt Connors in the film, a brilliant scientist who mentors Spidey at first and then turns into one of his deadliest foes, The Lizard.
To prepare for the role of the one-armed Dr Connors, Ifans practiced various tasks with one arm tied behind his back. He can now tie a necktie, make coffee and do much more using only one arm.
Both director Marc Webb and Ifans feel that Connors isn’t an evil supervillain. As a limbless genius, he is a man looking for a missing piece, but he loses control when he changes into the fearsome Lizard.
Speaking about Spidey’s constant wisecracking, Andrew Garfield said in an interview, ‘You feel the power of it, the power of not being seen, the power of the mask. Peter becomes witty when he’s got that protective layer. It’s like he’s on a message board. He’s got the anonymity of the Internet within that suit, and he can say whatever the hell he likes, and he can get away with anything.’
In the new film, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy serves as Dr Connors’ lead intern at OsCorp.
Webb cast Garfield for the part when he saw the actor eat a cheeseburger while telling Gwen Stacy to calm down.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the first Hollywood production to be filmed using the RED Epic camera, and it was shot in 3D at 5K resolution. Early previews have heralded the film’s extraordinary clarity, and three-dimensional depth.
Because we’re shooting in 3D,’ said Webb in an interview, ‘I wanted to conceive of certain things very specifically for 3D. There’s an experimental component to 3D that’s fascinating and we’re experimenting with generating that point of view – so you feel what Peter Parker feels, you feel what Spider-Man feels when he’s jumping over buildings and over the streets.’