"My Dad has 500 officers looking for you."
"500? That seems a bit excessive."
Finally. After months of teasers that seemed to make The Amazing Spider-Man look really gritty and melodramatic, the newest trailer for Marc Webb's reboot (courtesy of Apple) is an exciting, funny and action-packed film that makes the plot more clear – The Lizard has a plan, and it's not just to kill Peter Parker – and the web-swinging look thrilling and distinctive from Sam Raimi's movies. They're still really hammering home the whole "mystery of his parents" angle, which appears to be the biggest digression from the earlier franchise, and only time will tell how effectively Webb (whose name still strikes us as hilariously fitting) integrates this new plotline into the film. But for now, we've got a great new trailer that makes us pretty danged excited for this reboot.
"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."
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters in 3D on July 3.