Watch Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Screen Test; Marc Webb Hints at Possible IMAX-Exclusive Cut for Sequel
Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
There was no shortage of things to love about Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, but perhaps the highlight was the budding romance between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). The actors shared the kind of crackling chemistry that’s tough to fake, comfortable and sexy in all the right measures. (The stars themselves apparently agreed, sparking a real-life romance during their time together on set.) A clip from a screen test has just hit the web, making it crystal clear why Stone landed the gig.
Then, if that video has you eager to see more of the pair together, we have some good news about a possible IMAX-exclusive cut of the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Watch the clip and read about the IMAX release after the jump.
First, here’s the video courtesy of Entertainment Tonight.
It’s par for the course for actors to say nice things about their co-stars in interviews like these, but even so, Garfield’s “She’s like being bathed in sunlight” seems a little much, no? Guess that’s that off-set romance bleeding through. Webb’s right about the “fireworks,” for sure.
And next time, we might get to see even more of said fireworks, in an extra-large format. During a press conference promoting this weekend’s Blu-ray / DVD release of The Amazing Spider-Man, Webb told press that he was flirting with the idea of releasing an IMAX-exclusive cut of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (He’s already mentioned IMAX and the sequel together more than once in the past.) Here’s an excerpt from Comic Book Resources‘ report:
“I remember watching the abbreviated version [of the POV shot] in IMAX when I went to test the IMAX version, and I was like, ‘Shit, I should have held on it,” [Webb] said, explaining that he had already cut that scene down from 40 seconds to 12. “There was a real feeling in the IMAX environment that was really great. I learned a lesson then to be reverent of the IMAX experience. Maybe we’ll do cuts that are specific for the IMAX in the future, I don’t know, but there was something about that environment specifically that is unique and really exciting.”
It’s too soon to say whether Webb’s idea will pan out, but it sounds like a nifty way to goose IMAX admissions — one that’d leave ticket buyers certain they were actually getting something extra for that premium price. We’ll learn more as the sequel’s May 2, 2014 release date approaches.