"This life is not an easy one," says Andrew Garfield / Peter Parker in this latest The Amazing Spider-Man trailer. (Please scroll down.) "I’ve made enemies,” adds Parker / Garfield. “Powerful enemies. I’ve put those I love in danger. But the one thing that has haunted me my entire life is finding the truth about my parents." One of Peter Parker’s (aka Spider-Man’s) enemies is The Lizard (Rhys Ifans). Another is Emma Stone’s father, who has 500 cops looking for poor Peter.
With The Lizard, the monolithic Oscorp Corporation, and the useless cops after him, what’s a Marvel superhero to do? Call his fellow The Avengers? Nope. Come and get the truth about his parents. And weave a web or two throughout New York City along the way. [Text has been amended, as Spider-Man not a DC superhero.]
In addition to Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, and Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man features Longtime Companion’s Campbell Scott as Peter Parker’s father (which means that Peter’s grandparents were George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst), Apocalypse Now’s Martin Sheen, two-time Oscar winner Sally Field (Norma Rae, Places in the Heart), Shark Night 3D’s Chris Zylka, The Secret Lives of Dentists‘ Denis Leary, Life of Pi’s Irrfan, Red Dawn’s C. Thomas Howell, and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee.
(500) Days of Summer’s Marc Webb directed from a screenplay by Spider-Man 2 / Spider-Man 3’s Alvin Sargent and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘ Steve Kloves. The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3.
Andrew Garfield / The Amazing Spider-Man photo: Jaimie Trueblood / Columbia Pictures.