The actual plot of the new reboot of Spider-Man has been kept a secret for months now, with only vague ideas of where it was headed. Now, finally, Columbia Pictures has released the official synopsis for the film. Fans can finally know the who and what and where of this new production.
This new reboot stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. It is being directed by Marc Webb (love the irony) and is being produced by Columbia Pictures.
Here is the official synopsis from the studio:
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on July 3.
Personally, I think it is too early for a reboot of a series of films that came out a few years ago, but as a hardcore fan of Andrew and Emma (and their cute relationship) I will definitely watch the film. There is no word yet though, if there is going to be more films made afterward, but it is reasonably to believe if it does well in the box office they will strive to make another one.
You can also watch the teaser trailer that was released in 2011.