It’s been nearly 7 months since we saw the teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man, aka the Spider-Man reboot starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Marc Webb. The teaser was OK, although I was worried about the CGI and how serious they would make Peter Parker … his face in the teaser was a constant pout. But all day today I’ve read comments about how exciting the newly released trailer is. And … yes, it’s really exciting – even good!
Easily my favorite part of the trailer was hearing Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. I knew from his earlier roles that he can do funny and charming, but the teaser did get me worried he go (gulp) emo. But his teasing the robber and pointing out the silliness of the robber’s response really sold me on him as Peter. I know there’s still more to see before we can say for sure that he will do well, but between the trailer and his expressive passion for the role during ComicCon, I am very excited to see what he’ll do.
I’m going to go through the rest of the trailer via screenshots (in no particular order).
Say, are those spiders I see? I wondered how they were going to put Peter in the way of radioactive spiders thsi time, and it seems as though his transformation will be linked to Dr. Connor’s metamorphosis.
I know the fanbase is torn on this, but I really like the web shooter. I grew up with the cartoon and the cartoon had the shooter. I’m not really sure what the steam punk gears are about, but I like that it looks pretty small and more inconspicuous than the traditional shooter. And if they can pull it off, this aspect of Spider-man will set this version apart from the first franchise.
“Spider-Man, Commissioner Gordon is calling you!” I’m just wondering who actually put that on the wall. I’m guessing it wasn’t Peter.
I’m only putting this in because of my friend Deb’s response to the trailer was, “That kid needs to get a haircut!” Really, Deb? I think it’s cute. Also, can you tell she’s a mom?
I know Oscorp has always been a big part of the Spider-Man canon so we shouldn’t be surprised that the company in this movie, but does this mean we could see Norman Osborn either in this film or the inevitable sequel? Of course, now that it’s been revealed that Richard Parker worked in the genetics division, the question remains “What exactly made Peter’s parents leave?” I’m wondering if the “untold story” of the subtitle isn’t Spider-Man’s, but his parents’.
OK, this was just a cool shot for anyone looking for a wallpaper. Enjoy.
“Oh, I’m in trouble.” Yeah you are, Stacy. Your boyfriend is a mutated superhero who your father doesn’t like as a human and is trying to capture as a superhero. The good news is that Peter Parker is super cute … so there’s that.
Speaking of capture, the ante has been upped with the police after Spider-Man. In the original franchise, his biggest human enemy was Jameson, who mostly just yelled about him. In The Amazing Spider-Man, they’re shooting to kill.