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Webb: Spider-Man 2 is 'operatic'

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning for The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Photo © Webb: Spider-Man 2 is 'operatic' Photo

Marc Webb has revealed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be "the most ambitious" film in the series.

The filmmaker described Peter Parker's high-flying adventure as "huge" for the upcoming movie, which stars Andrew Garfield as the superhero and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy.

He told Total Film: "It's huge. We're pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kid. It's an aggressive step forward."

The 500 Days Of Summer director added: "We throw around the term 'operatic' because of the spectacle and the theatre involved, which is pretty epic.

"There are enormous sets and great set-pieces. But really it's a very intimate song - this relationship between Peter and Gwen is very delicate and beautiful."

Jamie Foxx plays the sequel's main villain Electro, alongside Paul Giamatti as Rhino, as well as Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan as Peter's rivals, father and son Norman and Harry Osborn.

Marc denied that this film has too many villains.

"It's about the story. Electro is the main villain. Look at Harry Potter, or the Batman movies: how many adversaries?" he said.

"Look at the comic-book world, the mythology. There are tiers of villains. I'm very confident in how the story plays out. I think it's a lazy criticism to just assume we have too many villains."

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released on April 18.

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