• Nerds are running the world. Andrew Garfield made a movie [called “The Social Network”] about it. Nerds are no longer pariahs and knowing how to write computer code is longer a [mocked] quality. What was important in those early comics was this notion that Peter Parker is an outsider and how we define that in a contemporary context. That, I think, was one of the challenges for us — getting Peter Parker’s outsider status to be current.

    "‘Spider-Man’ director Marc Webb feels a ‘responsiblity to reinvent’ the hero". Interview with Geoff Boucher, July 18, 2011.