Sony is playing everything regarding their Amazing Spider-Man very close to the chest, and understandably so. Just look at The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers to understand why they haven't allowed a ridiculous number of unofficial looks at the film to escape. There's still an air of mystery to the film, which is still a half-year away from release, and we think that's a nice change of pace, even if it means some of our interview subjects tell us they'd be shot and killed if they talked about Spider-Man.
So we're happy to get our Spidey news on a drip feed for now. It may worry us a bit in a, "Are they just hiding a bad movie?" kind of way, but we remain optimistic. Plus, it's always fun to speculate. And with that in mind, here's Sony's latest drop of info to feed the flames of speculation:
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.
So fans, anything stand out to you? Personally, I'd have liked to seen a Spider-Man movie where Peter Parker doesn't befriend the villain first, but I guess that's just par for the character's course.
[Via Superhero Hype]
Update: Thanks to Rope of Silicone, we also have two new wallpapers, one of which appears to reveal more Spidey-tech on the soles of his boots: