Marc Webb describes The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as huge

In issue 216 of Total Film magazine , director Marc Webb reveals that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is even bigger than its already-pretty-sizeable predecessor.

Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad - Webb describes Peter Parker's second high-flying adventure as "the most ambitious" Spider-Man movie ever attempted.

“It's huge," he says. "We're pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kid. It's an aggressive step forward."

The 500 Days Of Summer director adds: "We throw around the term 'operatic' because of the spectacle and the theatre 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."

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 o pens in the UK on 18 April 2014.

For more from Webb, pick up the brand new issue of Total Film , which is out now , and includes an exclusive look at Godzilla and The Lego Movie and many more exciting new movies , plus chats with Zoe Saldana and Colin Farrell.

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