International Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man Reveals New Footage
02.15.12 by Ryan
The theatrical trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man was released earlier this month, the first time fans have been able to see what director Marc Webb was up to with the franchise reboot since the teaser trailer was released last July. Webb revealed to THR last week that he was relieved to see get the trailer out. "How could you feel anything but good?" he said. "We’ve been working in our secret laboratory for so long that it’s nice to get it out."
Even more footage is out now that The Amazing Spider-Man also has a new international trailer. Like the previous trailer, the latest footage reveals the burgeoning romance between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), the mystery surrounding Peter Parker's deceased parents (Embeth Davidtz and Campbell Scott), and the transformation of Peter's friend Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) into Spidey's main antagonist in the movie, the Lizard.
"This time we wanted to show Peter and Gwen a little bit more," said Webb of the difference between the teaser and trailer and the theatrical trailer (and, ostensibly, the international trailer as well). "To get to know more of the characterization, and a lot of the visual effects stuff that we’ve been working on, just to display the attitude of the film that we’re trying to create."
While it's hard to pass judgement on a movie that only has a handful of trailers released so far, it does appear that Spider-Man will be in a different place than the trilogy of Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi. Webb has said previously that he didn't want The Amazing Spider-Man to seem like "a remake of Sam Raimi's movie" and told THR that the new footage should relay to fans that the reboot aspect of The Amazing Spider-Man will ultimately translate into a fresh experience.
People don’t know what to expect, and I think it’s really important for us to establish exactly why we believe [a reboot]’s an important thing to do. There’s narrative differences, like the Gwen Stacy saga is something from the comics that I’ve always really, really loved. There’s what happened to his parents, which is a huge thing. But there’s the villain, Dr. Connors and The Lizard, which never came to fruition in the movies.
And there's web-shooters, let's not forget, which show up in both the theatrical and the international trailers. Hopefully, Webb has saved a few surprises for when the movie opens on July 3rd.