Columbia Pictures has released the official synopsis for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie.  It’s very similar to what we’ve seen before (specifically on The Amazing Spider-Man movie website), but it is worth checking out for confirmation, joy, and outrage.

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” 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 arrives on July 03, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX.

via Super Hero Hype


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  1. Sally Field as Aunt MAy……..sounds interesting. I’ll give it a chance so long as there’s no over the top dancing Peter Parker.

  2. I can’t understand what everyone is upset about? You mean you LIKED the Mighty Morphin Power Goblin from the first movie? Or the ridiculous “hey we’ll kidnap this random girl (who just so happens to be Spidey’s girlfriend) every movie until Spidey comes out to fight us” plot lines?

    • Nope. Didn’t like that either. Doctor Octopus I liked. The portrayal of Peter Parker I liked. I’m not comparing this to the other movies any more than I compared “Batman Begins” and “Dark Knight” with the Tim Burton and other Batman movies. Or comparing Christian Bale with Adam West. I was one of the few folks that didn’t like Ultimate Spider-Man so running the story line more along that than the “original” would naturally not appeal to me.

      The mix of The Utimates and the Avengers, I kinda liked because they needed to update the origin and the Ultimates “universe” was more contemporary.

      I’ll probably watch the movie but my reaction is to the synopsis. And I still say “Feh”.

  3. People seem to forget that, however flawed, the Spiderman movies raised the superhero genre out of the dregs it had been wallowing since… well, even before the Fantastic Four movies. As far back as the 1940s Batman serial. Without the Spiderman movies would we have gotten the Dark Knight movies, Thor, the Iron Mans or Captain America? Let’s face it, you could take any really good Superhero movie and write out the synopsis and it would raise eyebrows and bring on scorn. So, even though I am usually the first one to heap scorn on a bad idea, I will reserve judgement until the movie is actually released. The only think I can really nitpick about on the synopsis was that, if memory serves me correct, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker didn’t go to school together, and that’s a minor point. Plus, it’s been so long since I read the early spiderman issues (and to steal Matthew’s catch phrase, I read the original issues) I may have forgotten the exact details and gotten it wrong. If I recall correctly, Spiderman’s original crushes were Betty Brandt and Mary Jane Watson and Gwen came out of nowhere at the start of the gogo boot era.

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