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I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if there’s actually any new footage in this latest extended TV spot for “The Amazing Spider-Man” (When did TV spots started becoming 1-minute long, anyway? The latest “Expendables 2″ TV spot was a minute long, too. Anyways…), but it is new, and I know a lot of you kids out there are hankerin’ for some Marc Webb Spidey reboot. They’re still really pushing the “untold story” angle from the sounds of the voiceover narration, though again, I don’t think it’s particularly necessary. The action looks slick as hell, and although the Lizard is probably not as world-threatening as, say, an alien invasion, it does look like a good jumping off point for an all-new Spidey franchise.
“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.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Fields, Julianne Nicholson, Campbell Scott, Rhys Ifan, Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse, Chris Zylka, and directed by Marc Webb.
Find out what really happened to Spidey to make him Spidey on July 3, 2012.
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