'Amazing Spider-Man' Featurette Explores Movie's Stunt Work

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A new featurette for "The Amazing Spider-Man" has been released, and this one focuses primarily on the stunts used in the movie.

Second unit director Vic Armstrong, who handled most of the stunt work in the flick, guides us through some of the cool action scenes we'll see in this film. Director Marc Webb had nothing but kind things to say about the man and his "old school" style of stunt work.

One of the coolest things about this video is the fact that we can actually see leading man Andrew Garfield doing his own stunts. We already knew that Garfield has a stunt double, but he prefers to do as much as his own action scenes as he can. All those parkour and flying scenes must have built up some pretty strong arm muscles.

In a recent interview with Armstrong, we found out that Garfield likes to be very hands-on with his stunt work.

"He wanted to get his hands dirty, didn’t want to be treated any differently to anyone else and he became one of the stuntmen," Armstrong said. "We taught him what they know and what they could do. Some of them can perform things better than him so they would do those particular shots in the movie – the parkour and a bit of the skateboarding and different bits and pieces – but Andrew worked absolutely flat out as a stuntman and trained from the basics so he did an awful lot on his own. He was great."

Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man” focuses on Peter Parker’s journey to discover the secret of his parents’ disappearance. That brings him face-to-face with Dr. Curt Connors, played by Rhys Ifans, who ends up becoming the film’s villain, The Lizard. It’s due in theaters on July 3.

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