In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Spider-Man director Sam Raimi has revealed that he can’t bring himself to watch Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, despite having utmost respect for Webb, likening the situation to attending an ex-girlfriend’s wedding.
Raimi’s refusal to watch The Amazing Spider-Man is understandable, considering that he was attached to a fourth Spider-Man movie, before Sony decided to take the property in a different direction and reboot the series entirely. Additionally, there’s been speculation that the plot mess that was Spider-Man 3 only came about because of the studio’s push to have Venom included, with Raimi originally refusing to include the character.
“I’m a big Marc Webb fan and a giant fan of Emma Stone. And of Andrew Garfield,” says Raimi. “But I haven’t had the guts to go see the movie yet, because I don’t want to go to my ex- girlfriend’s wedding. I just can’t bring myself to do it – I don’t have the guts.”
However, Raimi clarifies that he has no bitterness towards the new movie or Webb, and that he wishes Marc the best of luck with the new film franchise:
“I think I handed the torch to Marc and I hear that he made a brilliant picture,” says Raimi. “I only wish him the best.”
Source: Huffington Post