Today I had the chance to speak with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” director, Marc Webb, at the educational event ‘Be Amazed: Los Angeles.’ We will have a special report about the very cool Earth Day celebration. But I just couldn’t wait to share our exclusive video interview where he talks about this beloved character and the future of the franchise.

I started by asking Webb about the fact that Spidey can’t be part of any cinematic group like The Avengers, X-Men or The Justice League. Sony has the right to characters that have joined forces with him in the comics, but the filmmaker seems to believe that this ‘one man vs. the world’ scenario defines this hero.

“Spider-Man is a loner. Is all part of who he is. Also, there aren’t other superheroes hanging around in his universe to help him out. If there were some I am sure he would check them out to see what was up. It does get lonely. It’s tough being Spider-Man. […] If there were other superheroes he would probably hang out with them.”

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Monday about the end of one of the most successful partnerships in the entertainment industry, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Both writers/producers are key figures in this cinematic universe, but Webb dismissed any possibility of disruptions.

“I don’t think it will affect ‘Spider-Man 3,’ that is a very protected storyline. I love those guys and they are going to be great in it. They will always be our partners.”

We all expected to see Mary Jane in a third installment. But after Shailene Woodley‘s scenes were cut from “Amazing Spider-Man 2” and she declaring that she didn’t know anything in a recent interview, things aren’t clear. But even after having a four movies announced (number 3, 4, Venom and Sinister Six) the helmer wouldn’t confirm the character nor the actress playing the red haired girl.

“We’ll see. It is still to early. We need to finish the second movie and then we will figure it out.”

The much publicized “X-Men: Days of Future Past” clip after the credits of the latest Spider-Man adventure was explained by Variety like this: Fox had Webb under contract and they agreed to released him to Sony in exchange of free advertisement. The director gave us a simpler version of the story.

“It was the next big Marvel movie coming out and we wanted to give fans that sneak peek. That’s really where that came from.”

Watch the full interview and share your thoughts below. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will be in theaters on May 2.

“We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.”