The Amazing Spider-Man is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the comic book of the same name, and starring Andrew Garfield as the superhero, Spider-Man. It is the fourth Columbia Pictures film based on the Marvel Comics character, and the first film in a rebooted Spider-Man film franchise. The cast includes Garfield as Peter Parker and his alter ego, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors. The film will portray Parker as his super powers are evolving in high school.
The film's development began simultaneously with Sony announcing the cancellation of Spider-Man 4. Opting for a reboot with the same production team rather than another sequel, the studio announced a July 2012 release date for what was now titled The Amazing Spider-Man. James Vanderbilt was hired to write the script while Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves helped fine-tune the script. Filming started in December 2010 in Los Angeles before moving to New York City with the help of RED Epic camera. The film entered post-production in April 2011.
Sony Entertainment has focused its marketing campaign with a promotional website with released images, 2 theatrical trailers, a prologue screening in certain cities and a video game tie-in being developed by Beenox among other products. The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on July 3, 2012. A sequel of the film is being planned for release in 2014 with James Vanderbilt hired to again write the screenplay.
Latest Trailer (Feb 7, 2012):
Theres also a Viral Website that was released with the trailer. But nothing but static screens atm.
And keep in mind, Eternal X has made a topic about the upcoming game based on this movie too! So go check that out.
My thoughts are that i think this new reboot series will be just as successful as the previous series was considering spider man has always been a cash-cow movie wise. this new series has allot of what fans were asking for (Parker being in high school again, cocky spider-man, more closer to the comics' storyline arcs, etc.). But I'm just not feeling The Lizard i know there trying to keep him close to the man-reptile look he had in the early comics but i guess I'm just too used to the modern look he sports being more reptile then actual man, but thats just his look so I'm being vain I'm sure the character is good. i got nothing to say about special effects and scenery because they always had big budgets for those setups allowing them to always use their best stuff. as for script, well i can't comment much on that considering the movie isn't out yet but from what i heard, it sounds like its going to pretty good i just hope its light on the love story the last set of movies were just real heavy on it.
So SSMB, What are your thoughts of this new spider man movie? i know you've already voiced your thoughts at the movie general topic so feel free to just C/P.