The Amazing Spiderman, the 3rd reincarnation of Spidey, his loves, his tragic family and his web-spinning justice hits theaters just a few short months from now, this summer. To celebrate Sony invited a select few to attend a 3D sizzle reel and some Q&A with stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Director Marc Webb.
It’s hard to believe that the generation of Spiderman brought to us by the creative team of Director Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is 10 years old. In 2012’s The Amazing Spiderman we’re told it’s the story we didn’t know. Led by our newest web crawler (Andrew Garfield), love interest Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) and villain Dr. Curt Conners (Rhys Ifans), we see a brilliant Peter Parker in a far gloomier New York City.
Supposedly this teaser event was 13-cities wide including guest appearances. Director Marc Webb was in Los Angeles. Leading lady Emma Stone joined Producer Avi Arad in Rio de Janeiro. Rhys Ifans was beamed in live from London and Spidey himself Garfield was live from New York. While each was given a specific question, Weber addressing the 3D technology was quite interesting. Also was Stone as she emphasized the “polar opposite” differences between her Gwen Stacey character and Kirsten Dunst’s “MJ”.
The footage is gritty and character-driven. Surprising for typical summer fare. It received whispers comparing it to The Dark Knight. A generous statement, but not entirely unfounded. What is fun is the supporting ensemble including Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Dennis Leary.
The Amazing Spiderman hits theaters July 3, 2o12. Learn more at The Amazing Spiderman website