Director Marc Webb on Touring and Working with No Doubt


In a new interview with MTV, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb spoke about touring and working with No Doubt in the past. Webb most notably traveled with the band for six months on tour and shot behind-the-scenes footage. He shared that he filmed most of their tour and it taught him to observe and watch verses directing. Webb also mentions that he held up the cue-cards for Gwen during No Doubt’s now iconic MTV New Years Eve cover of “It’s The End Of The World (As We Know It)”.

MTV — Marc Webb is having a pretty amazing few years.

The director took the helm of the rebooted “Spider-Man” franchise back in 2012, and just saw the latest incarnation of the webslinger, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” light up the box office with $92 million.

Webb sat down with Josh Horowitz for his latest “Happy, Sad, Confused” podcast, and dropped some pretty awesome tidbits about his MTV past, his early comic book loves, and how “Game Of Thrones” might have influenced a pivotal scene in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” We picked the seven best ones.

7) He went on the road with No Doubt

“I went on the road with No Doubt for like six months and that was really great because I would shoot all their shows. And that really was informative because I couldn’t conduct them, I couldn’t direct them. I had to sit and observe and watch them and just be aware all the time. That trained me into thinking about how to do the coolest shots and how to get the right angles. And then with the music videos, I started to conduct and orchestrate things a little be more.”

6) He used to hang around MTV

“God, I spent so much time in this building at MTV before. I don’t know if I told you but I was here in 2000. I was on the road with No Doubt doing behind the scenes videos and during New Years Eve 1999-2000, I was holding up the cue cards for Gwen Stefani for ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It’ and it was such a great, such a magical night.”

4 Replies to “Director Marc Webb on Touring and Working with No Doubt”

    1. I know! I felt a little bummed reading this. Then I think, “well maybe there are saving it all for a rainy day… which is now”, lol.

  1. Is he the reason she screwed up the song then? Kidding 🙂

    I’m assuming we did see some of it. ND had a ROS special that showed behind the scenes from NYE and other stuff.

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