The late Laura Ziskin was one of the key players who brought Spider-Man to the big screen in 2002, and in her role as producer, she helped guide the two Spider-Man sequels and the franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. Sadly, Ziskin passed away in June 2011, and until now I wasn't aware of the important part she played in ushering in the modern era of superhero movies.
Fortunately, we have the interview below, in which Ziskin talks about how much respect she had for the story of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson, and why their relationship was a major part of the first Spider-Man trilogy. If you're a fan of the Sam Raimi-directed Spidey movies, this interview will give some insight into why those films were so successful.
"There was always this kind of honesty in the relationships, that there's a reason why the comic book has been so popular for 45 plus years. So as a woman, I just wanted to make sure that we protected those characteristics in the movie.
Even though we're in a comic book world, we tried to create a real world so that you feel that you can identify. The issues that Peter and Mary Jane are dealing with are heightened by him having been bitten by a spider, but they're relationships and issues that we've all dealt with."If you liked this article, check out the Capes on Film Facebook page for more superhero movie news.