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Amazing Spider-Man Site Updates With Images For ‘Complex’ Film

Columbia Pictures has updated its official website for The Amazing Spider-Man with new wallpapers featuring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, and new character sheets for Ben and May Parker and Richard and Mary Parker.

The update arrives just as Latino Review gets its hands on the new Comic-Con International magazine, in which director Marc Webb addresses, among other things, the tone of the franchise reboot:

There’s this trickster quality we were very keen on exploring, with that humor and that fun and that wisecracking stuff. We wanted to keep that alive, but we wanted it to be realistic. We wanted that humor to come from a real place. My aim was to create a world where you could feel all those emotions. There are certainly darker, more intense feelings in this movie. There is betrayal, there is tragedy, but there’s also humor and romance. So it’s a very complex bouquet of emotions, but what you have to tread on is what feels authentic and what feels real, and you have to earn those different emotions. There are moments of furiousness and gravity, absolutely. But are there moments of humor and levity and whimsy? Absolutely. Andrew was really great. He used this term to describe Peter Parker in Spider-Man and Spider-Man in particular: he’s a trickster. He was like “How would Spider-Man web this guy? He’d give him a wedgy or he’d dos some awful graffiti.” There’s a punk rock quality to Peter Parker that’s really irreverent and fun and that’s something that Andrew embodies in a way that we haven’t seen before. Certainly the materials that have come out have a darker sentiment or there’s a darker projection, but we’re very keen on staying loyal to the humor of Spider-Man.

Opening July 3, the film also stars Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell, Embeth Davidtz and Annie Parisse.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally 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 (Emma 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 (Rhys 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.


  • Matt

    Im curious to see what will happen when the press tour starts for this film because it seriously feels like Sony threatened everyone’s families that worked on the film (actors and others) that if they even mention the word “reboot” they would be killed. I think someone should be interviewing Sam Raimi and the actors of the original spiderman trilogy about what they think about this “untold story” that TOTALLY isn’t a reboot…it’s just a different Peter Parker and different world and legally they can’t use villains that were in Raimi’s three films. So wait does it take place in between when Peter gets the suit and when he fights goblin during Spiderman 1? then why does he go back to an older costume? why is Gwen there? WHY DOES HE HAVE MECHANICAL WEB SHOOTERS…this is really pissing me off 

  • Braunrodman

    what the hell are you talking about? lol

  • Kevin Melrose

     “… legally they can’t use villains that were in Raimi’s three films.”

    Where do you get that idea?

  • Matt

    I remember reading somewhere a long time ago that Webbs amazing SM isn’t aloud to touch any villain used by the Raimi films. This is why we’ll never see norman or harry Osbourne plus no mary jane. Oscorp can be in it but not Norman and Not green goblin. The best we can hope for for sequel villains is Kraven, Hob goblin, and Carnage. I’m gonna go try to find where I read this and link it…

  • Matt

    but granted why would they go near green goblin again if there hammering home that this is an untold story and not a reboot

  • Kevin Melrose

    Yeah, I don’t believe that’s true at all. Sony/Columbia has the rights to the Spider-Man characters in perpetuity, as long as the studio continues producing the films, so who would be placing additional legal/contractual limits on the characters?

    And I think the only reason why the studio, and specifically producer Avi Arad, has resisted the term “reboot” is that it’s a dirty word for the core audience. Of course The Amazing Spider-Man is a reboot; the “untold story” label only emphasizes that Webb & Co. aren’t simply rehashing the three previous movies.

  • Lewis4510

    Nobody was clamoring for a redux of the origin story. The movie going public aren’t stupid of course they’ll know it’s a reboot. Fan’s of the original trilogy will hate that this is a reboot and stay away.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing that will keep people away from this movie will be if its a bad movie and gets bad word of mouth. It has to have both to fail. Transformers (as an example) wasn’t that good of a movie but it had great word of mouth and fit the summer blockbuster requirements. Green Lantern wasn’t that good of a movie and got bad word of mouth and people cut out. (Of course my evaluation of what is good and/or bad is my own, not pushing that on anyone).

    The only way a Spider-Man movie can truly fail is if it is terrible to the normal viewing public. Nobody really cares what fanboys think, except other fanboys (and I’m not using that as an insult, since I strongly consider myself a fanboy of Spider-Man). If this movie can WOW with effects, have good action scenes, and have decent acting (to be honest, I’d say this Spider-man movie has a better pedigree of actors than Spider-Man 1…Kristen Dunst was a terrible choice for Mary Jane Watson), this will be a huge success. Its one detriment might be that it comes out too close to Batman which is going to murder the entire summer. And I’m not saying that as a fan of Batman, Im just speaking on how much regular people are anticipating that movie

  • Mythos

    You need to get better sources. Those characters are not Sam Raimi’s property by a long shot and there’s no taboo on using them. The writer simply went for a different route.

  • Lex

    Peter’s parents are alive when he’s a kid? It’s like that Romeo + Juliet movie where Juliet wakes up just as Leonardo… I mean, Romeo takes the poison. Then they both die and cue the Radiohead music.

    I know, it’s from the ‘Ultimate’ version. Blah blah blah. They spent years trying to make Marvel like the Ultimate Universe and it didn’t take. But you know they’re going to bring Gwen Stacy back. In the comics, I mean.
    If you don’t belive me, look at the two years of unmaskings and terrible retcons to go with the terrible story-telling. If they did that, they WILL have her back as sure as Spider-man gets another costume again.

    As for the movie, atleast we’ll get to see Dennis Leary die as Captain Stacy. :) Here’s hoping.