As the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con approaches, we're going to start seeing new images and trailers for some of the big films of late 2011 and summer 2012. Entertainment Weekly's latest issue (on stands tomorrow) promises to show us new stuff from The Amazing Spider-Man, Total Recall and more, while Superhero Hype reports that the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man will arrive in front of Captain America: The First Avenger next week. Not only that, but it's two and a half minutes long! Talk about showing us a whole lot with still a year to go before release.
Not only does EW finally confirm that Rhys Ifans is playing The Lizard in the film, but they also add these little nuggets of Spidey info:
"Four years after Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire, The Amazing Spider-Man promises to be a "more contemporary," "more gritty," and "more character-driven" look at the comic book hero. He's a hero the 27-year-old Garfield knows well. Growing up, "I related to Peter Parker [Spidey's alter ego] so much because I felt like someone else inside," he says. "I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid."
Adds Webb: "Ultimately what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that's a Spider-Man story we haven't seen before."
More images from EW's Amazing Spider-Man spread should arrive sometime today or tomorrow (blurry ones are already online), but for starters here's a nice crisp shot of the cover, featuring Spidey himself, Andrew Garfield.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012.
Here are a bunch of high-quality scans from the EW issue featured above ...