Marc Webb: Don’t Watch Those 25 Minutes of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

By  · Published on June 28th, 2012

For the past few days a comical and depressing mash-up of the marketing materials for The Amazing (and pretty good) Spider-Man has taken the internet by storm. Louis Plamondon – who was today’s Reject Radio’s fine guest – made a short film out of all the footage Sony has released, nearly nailing the film down beat by beat.

Speaking to the film’s director Marc Webb today, his response was simple: just don’t watch it. If you care about the movie, then why delve more into spoiler territory?

When asked if he had seen it yet, Webb responded, “I have not seen it, but, listen, I think most movies reveal as much stuff. That’s a marketing department thing, so I wasn’t necessarily involved in that. If you don’t want to watch it, don’t watch it. Is it really that hard?”

As for why all this spoiler-y footage is out in the world, Webb gave us his theory, “I think what happens is all these outlets and internet sites want exclusive content, and so you have to service those things and keep everyone involved, and, you know, then someone accumulates them. If you don’t want to spoil the movie, don’t watch it.”

Although Webb didn’t sound over the moon about the idea of the video, the director found a good way of looking at it, claiming it does, at the very lest, show an interest in the movie,”It’s a different time than when I grew up. I’m not judging it, it’s just different. Listen, there’s an enthusiasm and a curiosity, and that’s cool and I appreciate it. I would probably be doing the same thing, if I weren’t making the movies, you know?”

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The Amazing Spider-Man opens in theaters on July 3rd.

Longtime FSR contributor Jack Giroux likes movies. He thinks they're swell.