The box-office for this young year has already proven to be an improvement to last year, and by the looks of things it’s only going to get better. We have the end of a mega-franchise (no matter what you think of it, it has to be described as such) in Twilight, the start of another potential one in “The Hunger Games”. And then three of the most anticipated super-hero films in a long time with “The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Avengers” and “The Amazing Spiderman”. The latter just posted their newest trailer just after the crack of midnight out here on the west coast, and color me impressed. I was a little underwhelmed with the first trailer that came out a while ago that featured a point of view shot from Spiderman as the main selling point. But the newest one goes deeper into the story, how it is different from Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s version, and just how awesome Andrew Garfield may turn out as Spiderman.
It’s clear they’re not going with the exact same mythology that most people have come to know of Spiderman and have rather optioned for a darker background to the hero and the death of his parents. Maguire’s Spidey was the nicest guy in the world; it looks like this time Spidey’s got a little more edge when he is in the suit, which I think could really work well. And the Lizard looks pretty good from the limited stuff we get so far. And an added bonus, but I could be wrong because we still only get about one scene from Martin Sheen in both trailers, it looks like Uncle Ben may just stick around longer than five minutes this time. Oh, one more thing, is it just me or is anyone else thinking Emma Stone might just prove to be the better girlfriend from the two series with how she comes off in the trailer.
I didn’t think we needed another Spiderman just five years after the last installment, despite how bad that certain film was, but if the film can deliver for audiences what it did for m, than I can’t blame them and say kudos for bringing back one of the most popular superheroes to the forefront. Check the trailer out below:
We have all the big superhero trailers now for this summer, which of them are you most looking forward to?