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The Marvel Australia branch has released a new trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man” that features some fresh new footage. Sounds like they’re still pushing the “untold story” angle pretty hard. But I guess Marc Webb and company needed something to justify rebooting the franchise just five years after the last movie, and so — hey, let’s find out what Peter Parker’s mum and dad were up to!
There’s more to it than that, of course, though the trailers and posters and promises of an “untold story” would see to indicate the filmmakers are really hoping to convince you this is something you haven’t seen before. I don’t know why they’re clinging to that angle to sell the movie myself. The film looks pretty good just as a stand-alone comic book movie, rebooted or not, and Garfield’s costume is really growing on me big time.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” reboot, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Fields, Julianne Nicholson, Campbell Scott, Rhys Ifan, Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse, and Chris Zylka, fills us in on what Peter Parker’s parents were up to before he became the webslinger, along with a new take on Spidey’s origins. I suspect they both involve science and whatnot. And spiders. And possibly a lizard or two.
Directed by Marc Webb, “The Amazing Spider-Man” spins is new untold story July 3, 2012.
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