A new trailer was released by Sony for The Amazing Spider-Man that includes some new footage. The trailer which is best seen in 3D has at times a striking resemblance to the video game trailer for Mirror’s Edge. The film which will be released on July 3rd will be available in theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
The first things I noticed in this new trailer was Captain Stacy being played by Denis Leary; he really plays a convincing… Well if you’re old enough, you know. The next thing to hit me was the realization that Emma Stone was playing Gwen Stacy; who I agree with the internet in saying that she would have been a more convincing Mary-Jane Watson. Stone already did well as a red head in Easy A.
How exactly does a science obsessed teen know how to sew that well? One of the things that’s never addressed in the films is how Peter Parker manages to sew together such a complicated body suit. Whether it’s the raised texture from the original films or the ribbed for his pleasure version in the new film, both materials are not off the shelf fabrics. Maybe Parker created the fabrics with science, owing to the radioactive blood again for passing on the ability to weave complicated webs to produce high tech fabrics. I’m still having problems fixing the ends of my pants ’cause they’re too long and being destroyed by my boots. If this new suit is any indication of the movie, it appears that the new take will be darker and gritty compared to that of Rami’s Spider-Man.
So what annoyed me in the original film is how the webs are organic and come out of Spider-Man’s wrists; rather than other orifices that would approximate a spider’s anatomy better. Which is annoying, because some of the best bits in the comics is when Spidey runs out of web fluid and has to change his cartridges out before going splat; or chuck them into the maws of a lizard who punctures the canisters in his mouth. In this trailer, you clearly see Parker experimenting with mechanical web-spinners.
Also what annoys me to this day are my failed web spinners I tried building as a kid. Wrist mounting a re-purposed supersoaker, filled with a rubber cement mixture solution does not spin webs, it clogs sinks. The only good part of my experiment; that got me severely disciplined for ruining the sink; was how I created the pressure release trigger for the device. A few months later I saw it built into the official Spider-Man wrist mounted silly string shooters. I nerd raged in the Toys R Us that day.
Check out the new trailer below: