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Rhys Ifans in The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys Ifans in The Amazing Spider-Man

As the eagerly-awaited The Amazing Spider-Man release date draws closer on June 29, we bring you the third batch of trivia about the web-slinging superhero.

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.

 

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

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.

 

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

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.

 

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

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.’


A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

In the new film, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy serves as Dr Connors’ lead intern at OsCorp.

 

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

Webb cast Garfield for the part when he saw the actor eat a cheeseburger while telling Gwen Stacy to calm down.

 

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

Emma Stone was cast because of her spunk and also because of her instant chemistry with Garfield. This chemistry translated to an off-screen romance between the actors, who are currently dating.

 

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

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.


A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man

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.’


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