Opening in theaters on July 3rd is the highly anticipated reboot of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man series entitled The Amazing Spider-Man, which is based on the beloved Marvel Comics character. This time the film is directed by the aptly named Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), and stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone (Easy A), as Gwen Stacey, Rhys Ifans (Anonymous) as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Denis Leary (The Thomas Crowne Affair) as Captain George Stacey, Martin Sheen (The Double) as Ben Parker, two-time Oscar-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias) as May Parker, Chris Zylka (Shark Night) as Flash Thompson, and Campbell Scott (Dying Young) and Embeth Davidtz (Army of Darkness) as Peter's parents.
IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down exclusively with feature film editor Alan Edward Bell (Water For Elephants, (500) Days of Summer) to discuss his work on The Amazing Spider-Man. Bell talked about the new movie, preparing to edit a Spider-Man film, why Marc Webb was the perfect person to direct the project, how they made the web-slinger come alive on-screen, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's performances, telling the "Untold Story" of Spider-Man, Peter Parker's parents, sticking to the mythology, Easter eggs, and how the film's ending will prepare fans for the inevitable sequel.
To watch our exclusive interview with editor Alan Edward Bell about The Amazing Spider-Man, please click on the video player above.
Teenage social outcast Peter Parker (Garfield) spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and winning the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacey (Stone). Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, which leads him to his fathers's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans). The discovery of his father's (Campbell) secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming "Spider-Man" and brings him face to face with Connors, who becomes the vicious and vengeful Lizard.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3rd.