'The Amazing Spider-Man' Theatrical Trailer

For those of us not fortunate enough to make it to "The Untold Story Begins" Monday afternoon, Sony has just unleashed the latest trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. Scheduled for release July 3, the 3D reboot stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and more. But you knew that already. Want to see new footage? Well, stop reading and click away. At two minutes and 30 seconds, it's worth it.

Here's the new, theatrical trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man from the film's official site.


Like you, I just finished watching this too and there's almost too much to digest. At first glance, some of it certainly looks like Raimi's films. For example, the swinging through the city and the set pieces high above New York. But the storyline, blending Peter's parents with Dr. Connors, aka The Lizard, is something new entirely. The aforementioned "Untold Story" as it were.

You also get a sense of Spider-Man's cockiness, a tease at his chemistry with Gwen Stacey and the pretty spoilerish reveal, I thought, of Spider-Man being unmasked. Even so, it all works quite well.

This also marks the first, official, public reveal of The Lizard. It's not as much as audiences saw at Comic-Con or Monday's event but you see that he's a large, CG character who is pretty nimble and intimidating. That character, as well as the action scenes with the police and more, suggest the scope of the film is much bigger than many of us had anticipated looking at set photos months ago.

Overall, I'm encouraged and excited. It seems like Webb and company have really found a way to take what we all love about Spider-Man and yet isolate it from the films of the previous decade. There's just so much to dissect in this trailer that I'm sure you'd like to get started. What have you found? What excites you, worries you, and how will this film do just two weeks before The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters?