Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Tonight on the season premiere of America’s Got Talent Columbia/Sony ran a 4-minute ‘super preview’ for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. For the most part, this was the most recent trailer with a long single scene tacked on to the beginning.
That said, the new scene that opens this preview is some great, classic Spidey action. I’ve been a little hit and miss on some of the views of this take on the character; I liked what we saw at Comic Con but wasn’t as wild about the latest trailer. But the scene that opens this preview is almost exactly what I like about Spider-Man: a character that, while super-powered, is still totally grounded with the fears of the people he’s trying to help.
Check out the scene, and the full preview, below.
I’d like to see this scene in the full context of the film — I get the impression it is compressed here — but I just love Spidey unmasking himself for a kid, and giving the mask over while he tries to save the little guy. That stands up with the subway car sequence from Spider-Man 2 as a scene that really captures a special essence of the character.
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.