Sandwiched in between The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises this past summer, The Amazing Spider-Man was practically overshadowed — that is, if you can possibly say such things about a film that made more than $750 million worldwide. Not too shabby for a reboot just five years after the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire trilogy concluded. Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), Spider-Man was a more grounded superhero blockbuster, anchored by Andrew Garfield’s more modest Peter Parker.
The movie arrives on Blu-ray tomorrow, and in this exclusive behind the scenes clip from the Blu-ray, Webb and the late producer Laura Ziskin explain how they settled on Garfield, who had wowed audiences in The Social Network. “We looked at every possible young man who was in the age category and we tested some extraordinary actors,” says Ziskin, who passed away from breast cancer in June 2011. Watch below:
The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray combo pack, also available in a 3-D version, arrives in stores tomorrow. In addition to commentaries and 90 minutes of docs and deleted scenes, fans also receive a second-screen app for tablets that opens the door to a more interactive and immersive viewing experience.