Sony has revealed a not-to-surprising synopsis for their upcoming Spider-Man reboot titled The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Rhys Ifans. Check it out below.
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.
I like that it mentions that his parents left him and didn’t die. That should make for some interesting changes. I don’t like how it focuses so much on Peter Parker and then it randomly inserts Spider-Man and his collision course with The Lizard.
I jokingly thought of a film that features 3/4th’s Peter Parker and then reveals his change into Spider-Man during the last act, only to battle The Lizard briefly before the credits cut, making you wait for the second film to really dig deeper into the character. I bet fan boys would be foaming at the mouth after that one.
I doubt that’s the case. Sony seems to be taking careful measures approaching this reboot and I doubt they’ll ruin one of their biggest cash cows.
The Amazing Spider-Man opens in theaters on July 3rd, 2012.
Do you like this new synopsis? Are you officially on board yet or will you remain doubtful until release?