Andrew Garfield is donning the suit with this reboot, opposite the ever-brilliant Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and a new featurette showcasing some of the stunts in the film has surfaced online.
Interestingly, it’s been uploaded by Sprint, a major phone company in the US, which suggests we’ll probably be able to spot a handful of product placements in the summer blockbuster – their past sponsorships include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Departed, Heroes, and 24.
“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.”
Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) is behind the camera directing his first big blockbuster, with the script coming from the increasingly sought-after James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves, from Vanderbilt’s story.
Alongside Garfield and Stone in the leads, we can look forward to seeing Rhys Ifans star as The Lizard, as well as Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, C. Thomas Howell, Irrfan Khan, and of course Stan Lee himself.
The Amazing Spider-Man will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D (tickets are on sale now) on 3rd July, making it exactly three weeks before its big screen debut. I can’t wait. For now, enjoy eighty seconds of impressive stunt work.