SpiderMan 2 Smaller Than Original

Director Sam Raimi has been speaking about SpiderMan 2 and says that the sequel will focus more on character development than pure action.

"The next one is going to seem a little smaller and more intimate. I hope people are not hoping it's bigger and better. Hopefully, they'll think it's smaller and better," Raimi told The Associated Press. "I really turned the film inward on the characters, and it seems like that's what the audience responded to in the first film. So we focused on developing the characters to the next level, and the actors have taken the performances, all of them, up a notch."

The sequel will follow on two years after the original Spider-Man, "In those two years, we see the weight of this decision upon Peter Parker," Raimi said. "It's a much tougher road than he ever thought. And the sacrifices he makes here are much more extreme than he ever thought."

"It's about the growth of a boy into a man. Really, a simple coming-of-age story. This boy just happens to be one bitten by a radioactive spider."

E-Mail This Article » Share your comments on 'SpiderMan 2'