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Sony's reboot of their Spider-Man movie franchise is being released in theaters this July with The Amazing Spider-Man. Director Marc Webb recently spoke with MTV and talked about changes to Spidey's origins in the new film.
"I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parents' story, which will unfold over probably a few movies," Webb told MTV. "We don't totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It's sort of an ongoing mystery. That was something that was interesting to me."
Webb continued to talk about Peter Parker's origin and a potential twist with how he acquires his spider-like powers.
"This is probably a reveal but there is no wrestling match in this movie. The character is evolving in a different way," Webb said. "It's about finding a balance between iconic elements of the Spider-Man mythology—like how Uncle Ben's death transforms him emotionally—but it happens in a different way.
"He's bitten by a spider but maybe it's not a radioactive spider. Or maybe it is! You'll have to see."
***UPDATE 5/4 9:54 a.m. ET: Webb has told Badass Digest Spidey's origin has indeed changed in the new film. "Spider-Man's origin has been changed in The Amazing Spider-Man. The spider bite no longer gives Peter powers, it rather activates something already in his genetic structure. Something placed there by his father. Peter Parker is no longer super-powered by chance, but rather by design."***
The Amazing Spider-Man will hit theaters on July 3.