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Sam Raimi refuses to watch The Amazing Spider-Man

Sam Raimi has revealed that he can’t bring himself to watch The Amazing Spider-Man , likening the situation to attending the wedding of an ex-girlfriend.

Raimi was long-attached to a fourth Spider-Man movie, before Sony decided they wanted to take the property in a different direction and reboot the series entirely. Understandably, Raimi isn’t in a tearing hurry to see what they came up with…

“I'm a big Marc Webb fan and a giant fan of Emma Stone. And of Andrew Garfield," says Raimi. "But I haven't had the guts to go see the movie yet, because I don't want to go to my ex- girlfriend's wedding. I just can't bring myself to do it - I don't have the guts.”

That said, there’s no bitterness from Raimi towards the movie, and he goes on to wish Marc Webb the best of luck with the series.


“I think I handed the torch to Marc and I hear that he made a brilliant picture,” says Raimi. “I only wish him the best.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the UK on 18 April 2014.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.