Doubters of "The Amazing Spider-Man" need look no further than the film's impressive box office haul ($525 million worldwide and counting) to know that there's still an appetite for Marvel's quippy web-slinger amongst the moviegoing masses. But somewhere out there is an alternate Earth where Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were allowed to get together to film one more entry in their "Spider-Man" series. We do not live on that Earth, alas, but Raimi himself holds no ill will towards the folks behind the "Amazing" reboot.
"I'm super curious [about it]," he told MTV News while promoting his latest film, "Oz The Great and Powerful," at Comic-Con this year. "I have not seen it yet but I hear it's great."
Raimi affirmed that there's no weirdness between himself and Marc Webb, the "(500) Days of Summer" filmmaker who stepped behind the lens for "Amazing."
"It's not weird at all," said Raimi. "I've spoken to him a number of times. I've run into him. We've commiserated together. I like him very much. I respect him as a filmmaker and I think the movie is going to be great."
"When I heard it was you, I was literally like, f---ing perfect," Maguire told Vman. "I just want it to be great, and I thought, 'What a great actor Andrew is. I'm glad that's what's happening there.'"
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