The viral campaign for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man continues onward. The previous viral website, “Mark of the Spider-Man”, recently posted a fake news segment of NYPD Captain Stacy (Denis Leary) speaking to Daily Bugle TV. Sadly, Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief J. Jonah Jameson isn’t in the reboot, but Stacy preaches from the same book when he says, “What kind of hero wears a mask?” The video has Stacy telling viewers a hotline they can call if they see Spider-Man. The number is 877-651-8503, but it will just tell you to go to the website webbedmenace.com, which is where people can go and upload pictures of Spider-Man.
Hit the jump to check out the fake news segment and click here to check out Steve’s interview with Webb at WonderCon yesterday. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Rhys Ifans. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:
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.