Sony Pictures has released the full theatrical trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb’s reboot of the superhero franchise that will star Andrew Garfield as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. While one has to question why the studio would release a trailer at 12AM Pacific Time — most of the country is already asleep — this preview is a huge improvement over last summer’s teeny-boppish teaser.
For one, we get a much better feel of what the story will be about: The budding romance between Peter Parker (Garfield) and Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone), George Stacey’s antagonistic feelings toward Spider-Man and the quick glimpses of the Lizard coming into being and wreaking havoc. The special effects look great and so do the action set-pieces which are quite reminiscent of the ones we saw in Sam Raimi’s movies. Finally, the cast is first-rate with the likes of Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, and Denis Leary having supporting roles in the film.
Overall, I’m quite a bit more excited about the movie than I was before I saw this trailer. Check it out below and let us know what you think! The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 4th.
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.