Continuing after we shared the Dark Knight Rises trailer with you, here is the recently released trailer for 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Though the film started shooting in December, it is still almost a year until it’s release date. I’m sure I’ll see this one in theaters, but truth be told I’m not sure how I feel about a good chunk of the casting. Martin Sheen and Sally Fields play Uncle Ben and Aunt May which to me is almost too…”mainstream” for lack of a better word. In the 2002 Spider-Man series, Cliff Robertson and Rosemary Harris play the roles and while they are still well known actors, they aren’t as easily reckognizable as Sheen and Fields. Noteable differences with this film is we’ll apparently deal with the disappearance of Peter’s parents which has rarely been touched on when Spider-Man appears in other media forms. Also, his love interest will be Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone) instead of Mary Jane Watson. The villain in this film will also be a character often teased in the previous film series but who never came to fruition, in Dr. Curt Connors who is better known as the Lizard. The character of Nels Van Adder will also be in the film, though to what degree we can’t be sure yet. The Van Adder character will be best known to comic book fans as the “Proto-Goblin.”
Though we’re given more visually in this trailer than Dark Knight Rises, I’m less excited for this film. More than likely it’s the simple fact that it’s so soon after the previous series that I’m just not that intrigued by seeing Peter Parker’s origin story again. It was what, 7 or 8 years between Batman & Robin and Batman Begins? It’s only been 4 since Spider-Man 3. While I wasn’t opposed to a reboot, I don’t think fans should have to sit through what will probably be about 30-45 minutes of story we’ve basically seen before. Why beat the dead horse folks? Hopefully director Marc Webb finds an interesting way to make this a not so dull start to the film, because otherwise I’ll be nodding off.
PETER thinks it’s funny in the past Spider-Man series they hired a blonde to play a redhead while in the new series they hired a redhead to play a blonde. That’s all.