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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Spider-Man - III

Last updated on: June 27, 2012 10:07 IST
Rhys Ifans in The Amazing Spider-Man
As the eagerly-awaited The Amazing Spider-Man release date draws closer on June 29, we bring you the third batch of trivia about the web-slinging superhero.

Read the first and second part here!

1. Rhys Ifans as villain

Rhys Ifans plays Curt Connors in the film, a brilliant scientist who mentors Spidey at first and then turns into one of his deadliest foes, The Lizard.

2. One-armed Dr Connors

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
To prepare for the role of the one-armed Dr Connors, Ifans practiced various tasks with one arm tied behind his back. He can now tie a necktie, make coffee and do much more using only one arm.

3. Not an evil supervillain

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
Both director Marc Webb and Ifans feel that Connors isn't an evil supervillain. As a limbless genius, he is a man looking for a missing piece, but he loses control when he changes into the fearsome Lizard.

4.The power of the mask

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
Speaking about Spidey's constant wisecracking, Andrew Garfield said in an interview, 'You feel the power of it, the power of not being seen, the power of the mask. Peter becomes witty when he's got that protective layer. It's like he's on a message board. He's got the anonymity of the Internet within that suit, and he can say whatever the hell he likes, and he can get away with anything.'

5. Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
In the new film, Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy serves as Dr Connors' lead intern at OsCorp.

6. Wealth of stories to tell

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
Marc Webb feels that the Spider-Man movie franchise is less like the Harry Potter films which are based on a small number of books and "more like James Bond" because there's a wealth of material and so many stories to tell.

7. Casting Spider-Man

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
Webb cast Garfield for the part when he saw the actor eat a cheeseburger while telling Gwen Stacy to calm down.

8. Great chemistry

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
Emma Stone was cast because of her spunk and also because of her instant chemistry with Garfield. This chemistry translated to an off-screen romance between the actors, who are currently dating.

9. Going 3D

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man is the first Hollywood production to be filmed using the RED Epic camera, and it was shot in 3D at 5K resolution. Early previews have heralded the film's extraordinary clarity, and three-dimensional depth.

10. Seeing through Spidey's eyes

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A scene from The Amazing Spider-Man
Because we're shooting in 3D,' said Webb in an interview, 'I wanted to conceive of certain things very specifically for 3D. There's an experimental component to 3D that's fascinating and we're experimenting with generating that point of view -- so you feel what Peter Parker feels, you feel what Spider-Man feels when he's jumping over buildings and over the streets.'