Marc Webb impressed with Spider-Man cast

July 3rd, 2012

Marc Webb says the cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' made his job ''easy''.

Webb was given the task of directing the highly-anticipated superhero movie and admits he was very lucky working with the ensemble, especially Andrew Garfield, who plays the titular character.

He said: ''The cast made my job so easy. [For Spider-Man], you need to find an actor who can find a genuine sense of emotional authenticity and depth, who can do some of the heavier stuff, but can also be really funny and light on his feet and improvise. And then on top of that, the incredible physical demands of the role are pretty extraordinary, and to find all of that is incredibly rare, especially when you start actually looking.

''There was a moment when I was like, 'I don't know what we're going to do.' And [Andrew Garfield] came in late in the game and it was a pretty stunning moment. We screen-tested him, and it was just fascinating to watch him do his work, and then I went back into the edit room and we started cutting through things and I just watched his takes over and over again.''

Marc says everything Andrew - who starred alongside Emma Stone - did impressed him because he can convey his feelings without speaking.

He told Total Film: ''And what was fascinating about Andrew is the lines were only a part of it. He behaves in such a way that he communicates the subtext or the text of a scene in such a profound way. You can watch it without the sound and you know what he's feeling.

''He does everything with a level of detail and specificity that means you're just stimulated; there's always little things that you're evaluating. That was great. And it's incredibly rare.''