Much was made of Sony’s decision to recut a number of the film’s segments when the film was pre-screened. Belgrad shed a bit more light on where these cuts were made.
“The section where Rhys Ifans’ character turns irrevocably into the Lizard. It took several months to figure out, and the filmmakers cut a bunch of scenes. In software parlance, it required a patch.”
The Lizard in the film was a bit dodgy anyway. It never felt like the character quite worked and that was part of what made it all a bit disjointed and somewhat marred the nuanced Curt Connors that Ifans had created.
Belgrad was a little more coy on the topic of whether (500) Days Of Summer director Marc Webb would return to direct the sequel.
“We’d really like [director Marc Webb] back, but there are obstacles. He has an obligation to Fox.”
So it seems that Sony may be forced to look elsewhere for someone to fill the director’s chair for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a sequel that a lot of people have high hopes for, especially given the much-lauded chemistry between Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy.
Either way, we’ll definitely be seeing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in cinemas very soon.
Source: Bleeding Cool