Looks like a certain arachnid superhero wants some attention, too. In a week that’s seen an epic new trailer from Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” due in theaters in less than a day, Marc Webb and the boys at Sony have decided what you need in your diet is a little spider. A rebooted Spider-Man, that is. So, check out a new (second full) trailer for Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man”, which also comes with two new official images of Rhys Ifan’s The Lizard, and why not, ol Lizzie sure features pretty heavily in the new trailer. And yes, I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m really digging Spidey’s new mask and “goggles” look.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” finds Andrew Garfield slipping into the red and blue tights as Peter Parker, who, in this new take on the familiar tale, has to deal with high school, a new girlfriend, and the previously untold backstory of his parents. Which I suppose is a novel approach to the story. It’s not like we’ve ever really known all that much about Spidey’s family aside from his soon-to-be-shot Uncle Ben and Aunt May, so that should give this reboot some much-needed “newness”.
And oh yeah, Spidey has to fight the Lizard and such.
Co-starring Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Fields, Julianne Nicholson, Campbell Scott, Rhys Ifan, Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse, and Chris Zylka.
Slinging it into theaters July 3, 2012.
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