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Cast, Crew of Amazing Spider-Man talks lizard and tongue-lashings in Japan

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Spidey will show off his new duds in Japan. “Amazing Spider-Man” stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach held a press conference in Japan and aside from exciting locals about the red/web-carpet do coming their way in a few months (Japan will host the premiere on June 30), talked a little about the storyline and characters of the Marc Webb directed jaunt.

There’s a video of the press conference here, but here’s the choice quotes (courtesy a nifty transcriber over at SHH) :

Arad on how Dr. Connors/The Lizard factors in…

“We introduce our villain, Dr. Connors, and in the great tradition of Marvel, Dr. Connors is going to be connected to Peter Parker and, in our case even more interesting, to Gwen Stacy. Right there, the challenge of having to deal with a villain who is a mentor and the only one who you can look at and say, ‘So what really happened to my dad?’ That’s a very hard person to fight.”

Following a presentation of some footage, Garfield spoke about the film’s reliance on practical effects…

”As you can see, a lot of the stunts are practical and grounded in reality. That was something that Marc, the director, really wanted to make sure happened in this movie to set it apart from previous ones… I would exhaust myself every day and get into near-death experiences every hour on the hour… I collaborated with [the stunt team] not only on the big stunt set-pieces but also on what happens to Peter’s body when he gets bitten. What happens to his DNA and how that effects the way he moves and the way he interacts with objects. The idea that he has spider DNA running in his system. What that will do to his sense of space. What that will do to the sensitivity of his skin. To have an opportunity to play in that forum with creative and talented people was a real opportunity and gift”

Stone wouldn’t say whether her Gwen Stacy gets a memorable kiss with Spidey (‘a’la Mary-Jane and Spidey in Sam Raimi’s original)…

“You don’t want to know! You want to watch the movie and find out. Plus, it would be weird if we were like, ‘There’s something iconic coming up!’ You’ve got to decide if it’s iconic or not. But there is a nice first kiss and it’s different than the upside down one. And we liked it.”

Quick Google search about what the scene might be – this romantic, ironic scene – and I’m wondering if this is the scene?

? No? But, it’s ironic? and hot? And… Okay…Er, my mistake…

“The Amazing Spider-Man” stars Garfield, Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Campbell Scott and opens July 3, 2012 in the states.

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