Sony is making sure its "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel won't be considered the least of this year's superhero films.
Marc Webb, the film's director, tells Total Film magazine that the upcoming film with its trio of villains takes a big leap forward from the first:
"It's huge. We're pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kind. It's an aggressive step forward.
[The crew] throw around the term 'operatic' because of the spectacle and the theater 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."