Sony has released another trailer for the reboot of their Spider-Man franchise. The film stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Never Let Me Go) as Peter Parker, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field as Aunt May, Dennis Leary as Captain George Stacy and Emma Stone (Easy A, The Help) as Gwen Stacy. Rhys Ifans also joins the cast as the villainous Dr Curt Connors.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“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.
If Sam Raimi’s orginal films evoked the Ditko era, this new film directed by Marc Webb evokes the Ultimate line. It’s a bit darker, sassier, and seems to follow Batman Begins as the model for a contemporary comic book movie. I think the Raimi films were great for the time they were made, but they have not aged well at all. I’m looking forward to this reboot with much anticipation.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012