THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Director Marc Webb Joins Twitter; Shares New Image from the Film

     May 11, 2012

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Ah, the digital age.  Suddenly a director of a major superhero movie joining Twitter is newsworthy.  Marc Webb, the man behind this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man, has not only started up a Twitter account, but his first Tweet is a pretty cool image of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker striking a pose high above the ground.  It’s a nice image, and it’s obvious that this isn’t an official still but is probably from Webb’s personal collection of photos.  Hopefully this is the first of many intimate looks behind-the-scenes of the shoot, as I think it’s nice to sometimes get a peek at the actors from a big blockbuster in candid shots before all that color-correction and gloss.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  Click here to check out Tobey Maguire’s interview with Garfield, and click here for the new trailer. The film also stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Sally FieldThe Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd.

Image via Marc Webb’s Twitter:

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:

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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