Watch the 4-Minute “Super Preview” for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

     May 14, 2012


Sony premiered a 4-minute “super preview” for The Amazing Spider-Man tonight during America’s Got Talent.  For those of you wondering, a super preview is about 90 seconds of one extended (and cut-down) action set piece, followed by two-and-a-half minutes of trailer (this trailer, pretty much).  Thankfully, the scene in question is absolutely justifies the super preview treatment.  I love that the sequence, in which the Lizard (played by Rhys Ifans) knocks several cars off a bridge, is uniquely Spider-Man rather than something you could insert into any superhero movie.  Not just in the way Spidey snatches every car from the water below with his web shooters, but also the way Peter Parker (played by the soulful Andrew Garfield) can relate to the young kid he saves thanks to his relative youth among the premier comic book heroes.

Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field also star in The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb for a July 3 release.  Watch the super preview after the jump.

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Official synopsis:


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.


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  • Tyler

    I can honestly say that this looks pretty good. I will always be a fan of Raimi’s trilogy, but this looks pretty good.

  • JusticeBorn7

    Is it just me or is this Spiderman not that concerned with his secret identity.

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  • Tyler

    Holy balls this looks AWESOME!!

  • Devon

    at :38 its C. Thomas Howell!! hah while he’s not working on Asylum movies…

  • Strong Enough

    LMAOOOO @ “summer most anticipated”

    in what world? :)

    • Singularity

      haha, if they say it, it must be true.

    • MattMurdock

      “The summers third most anticipated film” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it

      • AlexHeyNa

        They could have easily gone with “one of the summer’s most anticipated films”.

  • AlexHeyNa

    Thank you, Sony. You just saved me 12 bucks. I don’t have to see the movie now.


    Nevertheless, this movie looks freaking fantastic.

  • ron

    This looks awesome. I cannot wait to see it.

  • Bill

    Am I the only one who is shocked at how cheap some of the non effects moments look? I mean poor lighting straight out of an episode of CSI cheap. I’m genuinely surprised at how TV quality the dialogue scenes are.

    Andrew Garfield does seem to be a more interesting Peter Parker/Spiderman though.

    • Lee

      I know what you mean, the CGI seems excessive and looks cheap, but that’s just my opinion from the previews shown

      • daveyboy

        in comparison to what Raimi spent and in comparison to what they could easily spend on a Spiderman movie,this movie was made on a relatively cheap budget..around 80 mil I believe…so even if its a modest hit and makes any more than 100 mil it will be successful. A low risk,high reward move for the studio, but they gotta go overboard on the cgi to save some cash…I think if it overperforms the sequel will get a ridiculous budget and will look much better…building falling looks cool but also very fake…

    • Yeti Murphy

      i dont think the dialogue sounds bad at all.. the screenwriters are all very talented and capable people. i do agree that some of the cgi is a little sketchy though, especially that burning car

      • paidintern

        I was watching a behind-the-scenes piece for a different film (can’t remember which now…) and they discussed how flames are notoriously hard to fake with CGI.

        Some films might do it better, but just so you’re aware of the difficulty behind it. None of this is easy.

  • Scott

    I don’t care about Peter Parker’s past. I am interested in Peter Parker only after he gets bit by the spider.


  • steel s

    “summer most anticipated” ????????


  • LEM

    “This summers most anticipated film” NOPE

    • LEM

      There’s going to be a wicked skate board montage….totally awesome. They would have been better going with Donald Glover.

  • wtff

    “This summers most anticipated film”
    Wait, you mean The Avengers..? Nope. Prometheus? Nope. The Dark Knight Rises? Nope..The Amazing Spider-Man, silly!
    Oh.. yeah.. you mean the only slightly modified Spidey origin story that we all already saw? Yeah, really anticipated.
    That said, this film doesn’t actually look too bad.. but too bad it still looks too similar to the Spider-Man film we’ve all already seen. Easily the least anticipated movie coming out this year.

  • Danny Ocean

    The Effects aren’t that bad considering the budget given to this Movie, i think i read somewhere that it was around $90 mil, most movies with great CGI/VFX are budgeted around the $250 mil average mark, i figure as long as the script/story is great and the acting on par then it should be a fantastic addition to the list of most anticipated movies of 2012.

  • Jeff

    The scence where he saves the kid is epic. This spidy looks like a bad
    ass spidey not emo dbag spidey. Cant wait for the and dkr

  • Dejavu sense tingling

    A Spider-Man origins story where he battles a toxically green enemy, featuring an action sequence on a bridge during which he catches a vehicle with a web, holding on to it with his spidey strength long enough to rescue the kid inside.

    Wasn’t that the most anticipated film of 2002?

    I want this to be good and I think Garfield is an excellent choice but c’mon. I’m having enough trouble trying to adjust to the idea of a Lizard without a lab coat or a croc snout!

  • Spock Jenkins

    This looks terrific, though it’s not a great idea to get a little kid to don a rubber mask in the middle of a fire…

    • Scott

      HA! Excellent point! “here kid…put this on to make breathing harder!”

  • CoulsonOnHold

    Don’t understand all the hate for this film. Looks like it COULD be the best Spidey yet. And I loved the Rami films. Well 1 & 2 at least.

  • anthony

    This just looks terrible. The effects look ok but the story is just…no good.

  • Lizard King

    I think the movie looks fine. I’m still not excited for it, but it doesn’t look like a bad movie. It just looks like an unnecessary movie. I will probably see it in theatres, but I just don’t feel excited enough to battle the opening weekend crowds for this one.

  • cap

    About the ‘most anticipated’ thing… what are they going to say? The third most anticipated movie of the summer? It’s like every succesful TV drama is supposedly #1 new drama on television or whole nuch of athletes claiming that they are the best. It’s no big deal. And it’s not like G.I. Joe is saying it or something… It’s still going to be a huge movie on the Box Office.

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  • Webhead

    So many ridiculous comments for a film that no one has seen yet. If you don’t like it after it comes out thats perfectly fine. Give them a chance to show you the 100% finished product. Jeez…

  • Webhead

    So many ridiculous comments for a film that no one has seen yet. If you don’t like it after it comes out thats perfectly fine. Give them a chance to show you the 100% finished product. Jeez…

    • Snout wrong with it

      But the super preview they have shown us, above, is awfully reminscent of a similar bridge action scene from the first Spider-Man film. OK so it was a car with one screaming kid rather than a cable car full of them but that was probably just down to the reduced budget!

      I really like the casting for the film but I’ve zero interest in another origin story, especially one that seemingly rewrites how and why he became Spidey in the first place (again that’s just based on the previews). That said I don’t have a problem with them dealing with the “mystery” of his parents. In fact I’m wondering if it has anything to do with a comic I remember having as a kid which involved Parker’s parents, the Red Skull and some …other stuff.

  • ED

    What’s with all the trolling? This movie looks awesome.

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  • Django9000

    Okay. You got me. I’m seeing this. Andrew Garfield is pretty effing awesome, as is Emma Stone, and I could easily watch Dennis Leary read out of a phonebook for 2 hours…

    Was gonna wait til it wasn’t in theatres.

    Now … I’ll wait til it’s in the cheapy-theatres.

    (Here in Portland you can get pitchers of beer & pizza w/ the movie for $3, if you wait like 2 months after its release, in cool old classically designed theatres, and on FILM.)

    Sorry – I’ll have seen Avengers minimum 3-4 times by the time this comes out – and this economy still kinda sucks, y’know!

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  • aaronsullivan

    Hey, some people grew up with the other Spidey movies and don’t think it can be done again or something. Even after the mediocrity (some say abject failure) of #3.

    This movie looks at least as fresh as any take on Spiderman and WAY more interesting than Spiderman 3 to me.

    Great stories get retold over and over with different flavors or points of view, it has literally happened for THOUSANDS of years and now it’s impossible, I guess? Where is the mental break in this audience coming from?

  • tito

    im not shure, but didnt peters parents work for shield??????!!

  • MattMurdock

    I don’t know why, but I just can’t get excited for this film. I like the director, I like Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, I like that the action looks different stylistically from the first trilogy, and Spider-Man has been my God ever since I could read. I really want to be excited, and to love this movie, but for some reason, something just feels wrong, and I can’t put my finger on it.


  • jarvis

    its like watching a tv serial .