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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb talks costumes and casting

With The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb returning for another swing around the city with Marvel’s famous webslinger, the promotional push for this week’s release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray had everyone asking about his plans for the sequel.

In an open Twitter chat sponsored by Target, Webb addressed a few big topics on the minds of Spider-fans when it comes to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters May 2, 2014.

Asked about any plans to change Spider-Man’s costume for the sequel, Webb said he plans to give Peter Parker’s costumed alter ego “bigger eyes” and “gnarly web shooters.” These two changes are likely to find approval among comics fans, as the comic-book version of Spider-Man experienced a similar costume change over the years, with the eyes on his suit growing larger and his webs becoming a bit more messy and spider-like.

Webb also addressed the news of actress Shailene Woodley being cast in the role of Mary Jane Watson, who may not be a major figure in the sequel, but will certainly evolve as the franchise moves along.

“She’s the jam – love her, look forward to working with her in ASM2,” wrote Webb after confirming the casting.

While Webb wouldn’t confirm any of the other casting rumors that have been floating around the Internet, he did comment on his collaboration with Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who are penning the sequel’s script.

“Work with writers daily until they start throwing food at me. Fave part of work espec. when its pasta,” he joked.

You can read up on the rest of Webb’s responses over at his Twitter feed.

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