‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Official Plot Synopsis

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 25 Jan 2012 Comments: 0


The Spider-Man revamp, remake, reboot, re-envisioning, re…, whatever it is, it’s coming out just five years after Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. So I’m not interested in an origin story, I don’t care to see how he gets bit by a radioactive spider or how he learns to deal with his new powers as a teenager. And from what I’ve heard Peter Parker is very much in control of all of his spider powers by the time The Amazing Spider-Man picks up. While that remains to be seen, The Amazing Spider-Man Official Synopsis has hit the web courtesy of Marvel.

The Amazing Spider-Man Official Synopsis
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.


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