Director Marc Webb Talks THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel; Confirms Electro, 3D, the Importance of Oscorp, a New Spidey Suit, and More

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With The Amazing Spider-Man getting released on Blu-ray/DVD November 9, earlier today I was able to sit down with director Marc Webb for an exclusive video interview.  Webb recently signed on to direct the Spider-Man sequel and news broke this morning that Jamie Foxx is going to play the villain Electro, so the timing of this interview couldn’t have been better.

During our wide ranging conversation we talked about his appreciation for Jamie Foxx, his thoughts on the financial success of the film, why he cut out certain scenes, how Peter Parker’s parents will be a serial element over the course of the trilogy (he said “I need to leave some juice for the second movie”), what kind of deal he made with 20th Century Fox to get to do the Spidey sequel, and more.  In addition, with Webb hard at work on the sequel, he revealed why he wanted Electro as the villain, how Oscorp plays a big role in the Spider-Man universe, how they’re revising the Spider-Man suit, that they’re shooting entirely in New York City, they may use some new techniques for the 3D, but no matter what the sequel will be released in 3D, he is in a “testing phase” with IMAX, and I tried to find out how many villains will be in the film and how large a role Mary Jane Watson plays.  Hit the jump for more.

amazing-spider-man-marc-webb-2Since many of you like to read transcripts rather than video, here’s a few choice quotes followed by the time index of the interview and the video.  If you have the time, I strongly suggest watching the video, as you can hear me attempt to get a lot of sequel news.

How Peter Parker’s parents are important to the grand arc of the trilogy:

“[The story with the parents] is the long shadow that’s cast over the three films.  I want these films to have a serialized component, and there’s a slow burn to that.  I need to leave some juice for the second movie.  That was one of the more exciting things about creating Spider-Man, was that I could create more than one and there was a serialized component to it.”

What he learned from making the first movie that he’ll bring to the sequel:

“We’re taking it one at a time.  I think one of the things I’ve learned… There are a lot of things that are harder than it seems, like designing the suit, for example.  We’re doing some revising on that.  We’re making some cool improvements on the suit.  Just how it was surprising to me when I made (500) Days of Summer it was completely under the radar, you know what I mean?  There were no paparazzi around snapping pictures of the set.  As we were shooting the movie, you realize just how big and curious the audience is for Spider-Man, how everybody feels a sense of ownership.  And it’s really wonderful!  That curiosity is pretty fantastic and inspiring, just to see how much people care about the character.  It was staggering.  It was overwhelming.”

amazing-spider-man-marc-webb-1Why Oscorp is important to Webb’s Spider-Man universe:

“When I was thinking about the universe as a whole—and I talked about this with [screenwriter] Jamie Vanderbilt way back in the day—that all crazy stuff in this universe emerges from Oscorp.  Oscorp predates Spider-Man and Peter Parker.  His parents were involved in some way.  And Oscorp represents… The building itself, there was something iconic about it.  To me it’s like the Tower of Babel, which is this testament to man’s hubris.  Peter’s relationship will evolve with it over time.  That was really one of the central components, one of the pieces that tied all these stories together, this relationship with Oscorp.”

So why Electro?

“I think Electro is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain.  There is a lot of appealing stuff that is going to happen as the world emerges.”

Where they are at in production:

“The script’s done.  We’re doing little tweaks here and there for characters and locations.  But it’s done and it’s fantastic.  I feel  really, really good about it.”

amazing-spider-man-marc-webbMarc Webb Time Index:

  • Talks about his appreciation for Jamie Foxx from In Living Color up to Django Unchained
  • 1:00 – Webb focuses on telling the story, but financial success is nice because it gives you more leeway with the studio.
  • 2:10 – Says the editing process is a continuation of writing.  He cut some scenes because they were redundant or no longer fit what he wanted from the film, including the scenes that delved deeper into Spider-Man’s origins.
  • 4:00 – Talks specifically about how the story with Peter Parker’s parents will be a serial element over the course of the trilogy.  “I need to leave some juice for the second movie.”
  • 4:40 – Explains his deal to make another Spider-Man for Sony when he owes Fox at least one movie.
  • 5:00 – Right now he’s just working on Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the likely option to come back for another sequel.  They are revising the suit from the first movie.
  • 6:20 – Webb likes how “all the crazy stuff in this universe emerges from Oscorp.”  He likens Oscorp Tower to the Tower of Babel.
  • 7:30 – Why Electro?  “I think Electro is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain.”
  • 8:00 – Webb declines to talk about how many villains will be in the sequel or how big of a presence Mary Jane will have.
  • 8:30 – The script is done.  They will shoot in entirely in New York.  They may use some new techniques for the 3D, but no matter what, the sequel will be released in 3D.
  • 9:00 – He is in a “testing phase” with IMAX.  He won’t shoot with IMAX cameras, but wants to reach for that visual and audio experience with non-IMAX equipment.

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  • dad

    I can already smell the next trilogy rehash that comes after this.

    • charlasjohn

      I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I’ve been doing, Fly38.com

      • NoOneLikesSpammers

        @charlasjohn Oh shut up with these stupid work from home success stories. Congrats to you, but no one cares.

  • Roy

    Sadly at this point I’d have higher hopes for another Spider-Man movie if Len Wiseman or Bret Ratner was directing. I hate feeling that way about my favorite superhero. Maybe the script will at least be better.

    • Andrew

      Seriously?
      Brett Ratner,…the guy who killed the X-Men franchise?
      You’re joking right?

      • UndergroundAnthemTX

        Seriously?

        X-Men 3… the film that is the highest grossing in the franchise, and has spawned an additional 3 movies, including one that’s about to go in production?

        You’re joking right?

        “Killed the franchise”. Sheesh.

      • ScaredForMovies

        I think he meant killed it creatively. X-Men 2 was the best and many consider X-Men 3 the worst if you don’t include Wolverine: Origins which was also shite. It was only first class that righted the ship. Spider-Man 2 was a huge critical and financial success and because of it Spider-Man 3 made a butt-load of money and it was horrid. Making money doesn’t necessarily make something a critical success. Commercial yes, critical no.

      • Modigliani

        Come on UndergroundAnthemTX.

        X-3 grossed because X-2 was so damn good. Also because fans of the comic were curious to see how Dark Phoenix was used. Box office success, especially for a franchise piece like this, doesn’t always mean a film was good.

        X-3 didn’t “spawn” an additional 3 movies. There was “Wolverine”, a prequel spin-off. There was “X-Men First Class”, a prequel/reboot. And now there’s this inbetween movie. Notice none of these films FOLLOW X-3. X-2 followed the events of X-1. And X-3 followed the events of X-2. In that sense, X-3 murdered the forward momentum of the franchise. It took 5 years for “First Class” to come out.

        So, yeah, X-3 killed the franchise as it was known. The studio has spent years trying to recover. Of any non-spin-off film in the franchise, X-3 received the worst critical reception and worst audience reception (check RT and IMDB scores).

        After X-3 and Rush Hour 3 came out, it took Brett Ratner 4 years to make another feature film (and that was “Tower Heist”). In the 5 years preceding X-3, Ratner had directed four feature films. So not only did he kill the momentum of the franchise, he ruined his own momentum.

      • areyoureadingthis

        you’re not british “Scaredformovies”

  • Davy616

    Disney buying Star Wars gives me hope that one day they might be able to buy Spider-Man’s rights back for Marvel. Maybe not anytime soon but one day. Then I might actually care about a Spider-Man movie again.

    • Eric Nixon

      I hadn’t even thought of that. If Disney is really sett on getting a great stable of properties they can market to boys, there isn’t a much better property than Spider-Man. I think they’ll do it after this trilogy ends. They have $8.5 Billion tied up in Marvel and Star Wars and will probably work on making that money back first. It wouldn’t surprise me if they end up doing a soft re-boot of The Avengers after Phase 2 – new actors (cheaper and younger) – have Spider-Man as an Avenger. That wouldn’t suck.

  • Deadpool

    Whats with all the hate on this movie?? I thought it was great.

    I’m a little worried about Electro being the villan for the second one… but I guess the visual effects would look cool.

    Also its great that they are adjusting the costume. I liked it for the most part, just wish they would change the eyes to be much larger like in the comics.

  • Christian

    The reasoning for Electro is incredibly simple, in my opinion, if you think about this one fact: The mutagen developed for the Lizard was a setup for Osborn. You hear his “right hand man/bodyguard” say that he’ll die without it. Because of the side effects we’ve seen (anger issues plus a Gollum complex), we can assume that maybe Electro is going to lead into the second component that makes Osborn into the Green Goblin. If you see each villain as a tool to build up to the finale, then the choice makes more sense. That being said, there are so many villains that I don’t believe that this could just be a trilogy. And the sad thing is, I everyone wants Marvel to have the rights to Spider-Man because the Avengers + Spider-Man would be KICK-ASS!

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  • Matt

    POSSIBLE SPOILER WARNING!
    When it was revealed that Sony would be heading down the “Night Gwen Stacy Died” route, I was certain that they would have Green Goblin as villain. I’m now very disappointed that they’ve used Electro and that I won’t see the classic scene come to life (or at least not yet).

    • fred

      For one stop rushing see something and let’s just wait and see how the natural progress of the film goes. I seem to remember fans and enventually Avi Arad, Ami Pascal and the studio hunchos forcing a villian(Venom)on Sam Rami he did’nt want to use and you see where that got us with “Spider-Man 3″. Besides i want something different than the same old rehash of villians eventhough ‘Green Goblin’ is great. And remember ‘Spider-Man’ like ‘Batman’ has a great rogues gallery of villians where he does’nt have to use the same villians over and over. With ‘Electro’(one of my faves) coming to the big screen and Jaime Foxx possibly portaying him, i have high hopes for this sequel.

  • Mavro

    Steve, did someone come in and c*ckblock you on that Fox question? Feels like someone ran into the room as soon as you started talking about it.

    • Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

      it’s when Stan Lee came in. I’m running that as a separate article tonight or tomorrow.

  • Lance

    Worst blockbuster movie of the summer. And for an action movie, there were less action sequences than in a presidential debate.

  • James

    Is it just me or does he sound like he’s saying they might postconvert ASM2? The way he stresses the “RELEASED” in 3D part as if he knows Steve’s next question. Testing different elements could mean different conversion houses. And then he says they may use “a different technique-” ASM used the native 3D technique whereas ASM2 could use the postconverted technique. Makes sense.

    Despite hating conversion as a tech because it’s almost never convincingly done for the good of the film, it CAN look better than an average native 3D film.

  • Amard

    I liked the film it portrays the emotion behind to take the role of Superhero he created the monster by cracking the logarithm of his father and now he must take the role to stop the lizard.

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  • ccraw13

    Wow, so much hate for what in my opinion was the superhero movie this summer with the most heart and biggest upside for future sequels. The movie was not perfect, but it was definitely a great Spiderman story and set the franchise in the right direction.

    • Pocketses

      I agree, at least that it was a far reach beyond the quality of The Dark Knight Rises. I actually think I enjoyed it at least as much as Avengers. I don’t at all get why people didn’t like Amazing Spider-Man. I cannot wait for the sequel, though I do hope that we can eventually see Disney buy the rights back from Sony, and decide to keep Andrew Garfield on as Peter. Think of how great he’d fit into the Avengers cast…him and Downey would have great back and forth one-liners…

      If only…

      • ccraw13

        I agree about the property going to Disney (though I would like to see Webb stay involved as director, I have appreciated the humanity in films). BUT I believe Collider ran a story way back about possibly a “working-together” between Disney and Sony for the expressed purpose of allowing Spiderman in this current series to join in with the Avengers. I BELIEVE the story also stated that Whedon was going to put the Oscorp building in his New York skyline or something like that, but it did not quite work out.

      • joedefoxx

        I have to disagree (not theTDKR part as In haven’t seen it). The film was running jumble of plotholes, character disasters and interrupted story flow. The only character you truly empathise with is uncle ben, who we see as a capable father figure who can be as much of a disciplinarian as a loving guider. But P.P. is far from likeable (but Andrew was a great actor), he shows no guilt over the death of uncle ben, a major factor that drives Spiderman. Also many factor goes amiss, what happened to the guy who killed his uncle, why is he photographing the lizard (and who the hell puts their name on a camera when he is gonna obviously use it a superhero – major plothole, especially as this guy is a kind of boy genius). Another plothole is the fact that even though he cries for someone to call 911, why cant he do it with his phone , particularly as the scene before articulated the use of a phone. Also the editing and the staring look S.M shows is kinda random along with the motive of the Lizard. There is absolutely no character exploration! Another most important is the complete disregard for the secret identity and death. P.P is revealed to be S.M to almost all of the major characters – especially Gwen who he knew for maybe two tops stupid. And the reasons for these unmasking are stupid and pointless, along with the reason why Peter stops to care for Gwen when she needs her most (her father’s funeral) then breaks his promise to a dead guy – for which he shows no remorse for – because “…those are the best kind”, and that’s suppose to be heroic or even peter Parkerish! Finally the undeveloped nature of Parkers poverty (they do touch it but not in detail) was something I missed but you can’t cramp everything into it, especially without taking out the non-sensial and error filled nature of the script and direction!!!!!

    • habsfan86

      I found it hard to become engaged and invested while watching ASM. I usually love James horner,but his music was all over the place and never once did i fell it fit what was happening onscreen, especially the high school fight scene. Andrew garfield really gave me a bad Hayden christensen vibe throughout, including his scenes with gwen- they felt dragged out and appealing to more of a twilight fanbase.
      The lizard was actually pretty cool I thought, Until his master plan at the end, I found that to be kind of ridiculous. I understand the concept of turning everyone into equals,just didnt work for me. It would have been nice if they utilized rhys Ifans acting skills a little more, felt like they could of used a handfull of different actors for the role and it wouldnt have been a negative to the film.
      One last thing that bothered me was ol Pony Boy and his coworkers laying a path for spiderman at the end. Its been awhile since ive layed eyes on a spiderman comic or watched the fox cartoon, but I cant remember citizens being so involved helping Spiderman. the scene was just corny,and it affected the setup for the finale.
      Not trying to troll on ya or start an argument, just a conversation and giving you input on why a spidey fan like myself didnt enjoy ASM

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  • Steve Blow Jobs

    i want to see something different from sam rami’s version i mean “DARKER”

    • Roland Deschain

      I actually laughed out loud at your name. That’s great.

  • Roland Deschain

    Movie sucked.

  • Pragmator

    I really enjoyed the first one, even though it was obvious it was hacked to pieces at the last minute. I’m hoping this second time around he’s better able to get a hold on what he wants to do.

    I’m fairly annoyed at the costume issue though–he makes it sound like there was some need to come up with a look. For Christ’s sake, man–just use the costume from the comic book!

  • Spider Ham

    Amazing Spider Man was a pile of crap. Makes Spider Man 3 look like Shakespeare. Garfield & Stone are completely miscast. The movie just drags. I was stuck watching it on a Greyhound bus and all I wanted to do was jump off the bus. Made me appreciate the subtle comic book essence of Raimi’s films. I really want Sony to lose the rights to this character. Marvel needs Spider-Man back. The good thing is, after this last movie, Somy has screwed up SpiderMan so badly that Marvel will have an easier time taking him back & making him their own.

  • andotsiry

    The Amazing Spider-man is a fantastic movie, almost as good as The Avengers. I thought Andrew Garfield was perfect for the role. He brought the character to life and the relationship he had with Gwen, Uncle Ben and Aunt May was realistic and deep.
    I’m excited Marc Webb is returning for the sequel, it’s gonna be amazing!

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  • andotsiry is a robot

    Nice try, andotsiry. *cough* plant *cough* ASM was garbage. Everyone knows it.

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  • Justin

    A black man in a yellow and green spandex jumpsuit with sparklers shooting from his head? Just not getting it.

  • DREDD

    (Not really bothered about electro’s race, as i don’t know the character beyond his mask and powers. But, if they did make Superman black, Chinese or Indian there’s no way on earth it would work without more uproar than Phantom menace haters! Just the same as if Black Panther was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Blade being played by Brad Pitt.

    To me, if a character was created a certain race of any, especially if well known (ie Batman, Spidey, B.A. or Bond) he should not be tinkered with. If however, a certain race character is made up to look a different race, then that is more acceptable as long as it works and is convincing. (Johnny Depp as Tonto, Ben Kingsley as Gandhi/Mandarin etc… Though not many black actors have had as much success, though White chicks was pretty funny, but that was comedy.)

    • Qaletaqa

      @ comment – quote: ” If however, a certain race character is made up to look a different race, then that is more acceptable as long as it works and is convincing. (Johnny Depp as Tonto, Ben Kingsley as Gandhi/Mandarin etc…”

      Johnny Depp as he stated in an interview, is actually a bit Native American – His great-grandmother was Cherokee. So he has Cherokee ancestry, which makes the choice of Johnny Depp being Tonto all the more logical :)
      Thought it be a fun fact to know for all who were curious or interested.

  • James

    Im not sure what everyones problem is but I thought the ASM was rock solid. It was easily my second favorite superhero film this summer. (TDKR first and The Avengers third. Yes I liked The Avengers, but Im just way more into Spider-Man and Batman so its third!) I think this second entry is going to be great and I love the idea of Jamie Foxx as the villain. Foxx is straight up a solid actor, Oscar anyone?

  • Moe

    1. Tobey Maguire was a whiny, annoying and terrible Peter Parker. If you are a fan of the comic books and you don’t think Garfield fits the role in both looks and personality, go back and read them again. He is faaaar better cast.

    2. I feel like most of the negativity towards ASM is coming from those who were already rolling their eyes because of the quick reboot, and Raimi fanboys. I like Raimi and his horror movies. ASM is alot closer to the comic book in tone and dialogue than Raimi’s were. SM was pretty cool, SM2 was better, and SM3 blew chunks. It’s not like a reboot of the Godfather or something.

    3. If you don’t like it, cool, watch your DVD of the Raimi films. Meanwhile those of who didn’t think Raimi’s were special will continue to enjoy the new version.

    • ccraw13

      EXACTLY

    • ben

      Completely agree with you re: Raimi’s films being anything but accurate or special, but I feel the new ones aren’t a big enough departure.

      There was still too much cheesy “NYC saves spiderman” stuff, another hoaky green villain who talks to himself, and a completely unbelievable age for the two leads (high school? come on. At least Raimi had them as college aged) and it’s a total shame that Emma Stone won’t get a crack at Mary Jane. She *is* Mary Jane, gorgeous redhead, not a waif, witty, a go-getter. She’s everything Kirsten Dunst wasn’t. And now we’re going to have another doe-eyed dumbass skinny chick playing MJ after killing off the best actor in the whole series.

      I really do like Garfield/Stone, but they are the right actors in the wrong version of the movie. The score, visual quality, and action are all barely theater worthy, almost SyFy channel quality. With the exception of the lead actors, everything else about the film is forgettable.

      From all accounts, Garfield is a Spider-Man freak and it’s just a shame we don’t get to see him playing his age, a confident Spider-Man with Mary Jane, that classic 90s era where Spider-Man wasn’t going through emo angst, but just being settled into his life of Spider-Man and fending off incredible threats with a smile on his face (under the mask).

      Here’s hoping that we might see a really unique moment where the trilogy ends, Marvel gets the character back, and actually keeps the actor.

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  • ben

    Completely agree with you re: Raimi\’s films being anything but accurate or special, but I feel the new ones aren\’t a big enough departure.

    There was still too much cheesy \"NYC saves spiderman\" stuff, another hoaky green villain who talks to himself, and a completely unbelievable age for the two leads (high school? come on. At least Raimi had them as college aged) and it\’s a total shame that Emma Stone won\’t get a crack at Mary Jane. She *is* Mary Jane, gorgeous redhead, not a waif, witty, a go-getter. She\’s everything Kirsten Dunst wasn\’t. And now we\’re going to have another doe-eyed dumbass skinny chick playing MJ after killing off the best actor in the whole series.

    I really do like Garfield/Stone, but they are the right actors in the wrong version of the movie. The score, visual quality, and action are all barely theater worthy, almost SyFy channel quality. With the exception of the lead actors, everything else about the film is forgettable.

    From all accounts, Garfield is a Spider-Man freak and it\’s just a shame we don\’t get to see him playing his age, a confident Spider-Man with Mary Jane, that classic 90s era where Spider-Man wasn\’t going through emo angst, but just being settled into his life of Spider-Man and fending off incredible threats with a smile on his face (under the mask).

    Here\’s hoping that we might see a really unique moment where the trilogy ends, Marvel gets the character back, and actually keeps the actor.

    • dad

      Nope, we will never get to see the spidey that you are talking about. instead we will always start with an origin story set in highschool for the teens. That is who this is mostly aimed at.

  • ben

    man… the programming of this comments section is really, really poorly done. Sorry for the repeat post, y’all.

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  • charlasjohn

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  • TheTruth

    I liked how they kept it down to one villain in the first movie, even though they somehow failed to properly develop Connors. I’m baffled by the choice of going with such a lame villain as Electro. Part of me hopes he’s only a side character.

  • Anonymous

    How anybody thought this was a good movie can not be over the age of 15. The mistakes are completely obvious and inexcusable! Horrible remake with a horrible script and terrible acting. I’m a Spidey fan so it pains me to say this, but it’s true.

  • Django9000

    I thoroughly enjoyed the new take – particularly Garfield & Stone’s depiction of their characters.

    Not many people are aware, but the extended run of “Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider Man” , shared the darker tones of this film. And it precedes McFarlane’s run , as well as the Ultimate Spider Man, which this film also took a great deal from.

    Raimi’s films are a fitting tribute to the Ditko era spider man, & necessarily so.

    I think Jamie Foxx will find a way to delve into Electro & give him far more depth than your simple spandex clad super-criminal – much in the way Alfred Molina provided pathos that allowed Doc Ock to simply leap off the screen in ways their characters were never depicted in the comics.

    I have high hopes, as quite frankly there was no more satisying experience (save the Avengers) than swinging alongside Spidey thru the sky-line of New York – in 3-D, just the way I’d always dreamed as a kid.

    Well done, Webb. Looking forward to another.

  • joedefoxx

    I have to disagree (not theTDKR part as In haven\’t seen it). The film was running jumble of plotholes, character disasters and interrupted story flow. The only character you truly empathise with is uncle ben, who we see as a capable father figure who can be as much of a disciplinarian as a loving guider. But P.P. is far from likeable (but Andrew was a great actor), he shows no guilt over the death of uncle ben, a major factor that drives Spiderman. Also many factor goes amiss, what happened to the guy who killed his uncle, why is he photographing the lizard (and who the hell puts their name on a camera when he is gonna obviously use it a superhero – major plothole, especially as this guy is a kind of boy genius). Another plothole is the fact that even though he cries for someone to call 911, why cant he do it with his phone , particularly as the scene before articulated the use of a phone. Also the editing and the staring look S.M shows is kinda random along with the motive of the Lizard. There is absolutely no character exploration! Another most important is the complete disregard for the secret identity and death. P.P is revealed to be S.M to almost all of the major characters – especially Gwen who he knew for maybe two tops stupid. And the reasons for these unmasking are stupid and pointless, along with the reason why Peter stops to care for Gwen when she needs her most (her father\’s funeral) then breaks his promise to a dead guy – for which he shows no remorse for – because \"…those are the best kind\", and that\’s suppose to be heroic or even peter Parkerish! Finally the undeveloped nature of Parkers poverty (they do touch it but not in detail) was something I missed but you can\’t cramp everything into it, especially without taking out the non-sensial and error filled nature of the script and direction!!!!!

  • Maya

    Even thought the first film wasn’t that great, I’m still excited for the second :)

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