‘Amazing Spider-Man’: International Poster & Andrew Garfield Interview

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A full-length trailer for director Marc Webb’s retooling of the Spider-Man live-action film franchise (titled The Amazing Spider-Man) is slated to be unveiled within a month (from the time of writing this). In order to help keep the flick on moviegoers’ radar – and not be overshadowed by this summer’s two comic book movie titans, ie. The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises – Sony has been steadily releasing new images and chunks of information concerning the film’s plot and characters.

Today, we have an international poster for Amazing Spider-Man, available for you viewing pleasure – along with the latest interview with the actor behind the new cinematic incarnation of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield).

Here is the basic lowdown on the film’s plot (for more, read the full official ASM synopsis):

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 (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today.

The new international poster for the film is much more graffiti-like than its glossy domestic counterpart, but the overall gist and emphasis is the same – namely, the idea that Amazing Spider-Man will deliver a darker and more grounded version of the webslinger’s origin story, which also touches on a pivotal subplot not included in the previous Sam Raimi-directed Spidey films (ie. the disappearance of Peter Parker’s biological parents).

Check out the new international one-sheet for Amazing Spider-Man below:

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In other Spidey-related news: here is what Andrew Garfield had to tell The Times of India, with regards to his approach to portraying good ol’ Peter Parker onscreen:

“I have tried to explore Peter Parker as an orphan. Orphans, I feel, are the strongest human beings on the planet. The amount of things they have to deal with in their lives, is amazing. I have tried to capture how Peter copes with the feelings of being an underdog, his confusions and his self-doubt . This, I hope, has brought, a certain empathy and sensitivity to his character that explains how it helps him become the hero that he eventually turns out to be.

“… I love the work that Toby [Maguire] did. I’ve watched him in the earlier three ['Spider-Man'] movies as a fan and I feel that what he did was perfect. I would never even begin to compare myself with him. And I feel it’s not the point either. This film is another chapter in the legacy of Spiderman and my responsibility was to remain true to the core of the character . I’ve tried to do it as best as I could.”

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Andrew Garfield as 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

Many cinephiles were already fans of Garfield prior to his landing the part of Peter Parker, thanks to his engaging performances in films such as Boy A, Never Let Me Go, and The Social Network. Since landing the part, the up-and-coming, raised-in-England, actor has done a good job of winning Spider-Man fans over – thanks to both the candid manner in which he talks about portraying the famous Stan Lee superhero AND his (by all accounts) earnest love for the character and his story.

The rest of the Amazing Spider-Man cast and crew are likewise well-accomplished and seem to be genuinely interested in delivering a film that doesn’t tediously recycle plot points from the previous Spider-Man flicks – or, at the least, recognize that moviegoers aren’t interested in a rebooting installment that simply rehashes cinematic material that’s just under a decade old. Hopefully, the final film result will reflect those intentions.

Look for The Amazing Spider-Man to swing into 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on July 3rd, 2012.

Source: Cine1, The Times of India

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  1. Lame poster.

  2. Lamest poster I’ve ever seen for a movie. Are you sure that this isn’t fan art?

  3. looks ok ok

  4. I’m going to see a preview of this next week. Lucky me.

  5. Allright.. the poster’s not bad. But you can hear the creative team telling the designer Think “GRITTY”. And this is what they came back with. I appreciate the fact they’re separating themselves from the previous franchise, but I still have the polished swinging Toby poster in my mind. This is a nice departure from the previous film posters.

  6. omg was a crappy poster!! looks like my 10 year old sister made that

  7. Saw it last night and I kept thinking “I hope its fake”, now my fears have been confirmed.

    Of course, just because a poster is crappy doesn’t mean the movie will be, I hope.

  8. Total Epic Fail of a poster.

    Spiderman is not gritty.

    • Did you forget the 90′s

  9. what have they done to the character of spider-man?? spider-man is not a dark character, there’s only 2 people in this movie that looks like they were perfectly cast, them being emma stone as gwen stacy, and martin sheen as uncle ben, andrew garfield with that hair looks like he’s trying to pull off a twilight look and last i looked spider-man has nothing to do with those miserable twight movies,I’m hoping this movie will be good, but i dont expect it to be better than sam raimi’s versions. Sorry…but sally field as aunt may just does not work at all, martin sheen as uncle ben works but with sally field as aunt may just wont work, she looks nothing like aunt may, sally field is a good actress, im just not sure as aunt may, i just dont know what to think of this movie, it has more cons then pro’s

    • Twilight again, really? Yawn.

  10. Spider-Man Begins… What a rip off

    • I agree total ripoff of the Batman Begins title Hollywood has completely lost its creativity first with films now with movie posters SMH.

      • So, anyone film that uses “Begins” is now a “rip-off” of Batman?

        • Yes

          • Then I guess Batman Begins was a rip-off of Remo Williams : The Adventure Begins…

            • …yes

        • My reason is cause they are both superhero films if it was my movie I’d try and come up with something original so that it wouldn’t mirror another title from any other movie especially a movie with similar events origin story Batman Begins ,The Amazing Spiderman also origin story ,I’m sure its not easy but it is possible to come up with something original just my opinion , I like both spidey & bats.

          • That film’s title was Batman Begins. “The untold story” is just a tagline on a movie poster for The Amazing Spider-man. I don’t see the problem here.

  11. Man that is an awful poster, no wonder they kept it overseas.

  12. Ugh, he feels what tobey maguire did was “perfect”. NOW I’ve lost a little bit of hope. Those first three movies were horrible, namely because of maguire’s weak spiderman.

    Freakin andrew garfield.

    • I think he’s being diplomatic. he can’t just go around slagging off fellow actors. He never knows if he’s gonna work with them in the future.

  13. The poster is “plain” and seems to me to be more of a teaser poster that should have been released at the beginning of production and not this late in the game..I wasn’t looking forward to this movie but I have admired Garfield’s approach to the character and I will see this film when it opens..

  14. Untold ?
    How many times do people have to sit through Spiderman’s Batman’s Superman’s origin?
    Instead of having Andrew Garfield looking like Peter Parker on drugs, why not continue the Tobey Maguire version & make Andrew Garfield Carnage.

    • Because its not the exactly the same origin story for a start. That was made clear on the trailer.

      • are you sure? it still looks like spiderman gets bitten and gets powers while in high school and he makes a red & Blue Uniform and of course Uncle ben will die. Looks like pretty much the same origin story to me.

        • Bruce Wayne’s parents still Batman Begins. Uncle Ben will die again b/c that’s the key moment when Parker becomes Spider-man. You can’t make a Spider-man w/o touching on that subject.

          • meant to say that Bruce Wayne’s parents still died in Batman Begins.

      • It’s his beginning all over again, i’m ready to move on in the spiderman universe. See enemies that hasn’t been on the big screen like Carnage or see a movie The Night Gwen Stacy Died.
        Hollywood has the special effects to make an epic Spiderman movie & they waste it on going backwards with the storyline.
        How awesome would Carnage look or how amazing The story leading to Gwen Stacy’s death would be. How would Morbius be.
        How long do we have to wait till the Spiderman movies go forward where we can see this.

        • We are getting a villain we have yet to see in a movie, The Lizard.

          • For either of those two storylines to occur in This new Amazing Spider-man universe it would have to have villains already done. You can’t do Carnage without Venom (at least not if you were going to do it right) and you can’t do Gwen Stacey’s death without Green Goblin. And meanwhile The Lizard is one of Spidey’s set of core villains that hasn’t been done on the big screen yet.

            • I’m talking about continuing what’s already out there not restarting it with he Amazing Spiderman. Continue the Tobey Maguire version just go darker. Gwen Stacy was in Spiderman3, Venom showed, Green Goblin had his story, why not figure out how to follow it up with Carnage or Gwen Stacy’s storyline instead of restarting the origin of Spiderman & having people see it just for The Lizard. If i wanted to see this restart seriously i’d only go to see The Lizard, i know the origin of Spiderman from the movies before so i couldn’t care less about how he became Spiderman.
              Why not give people a continued darker storyline, skip past what we already know.

              • I’m talking about continuing what’s already out there not restarting it with The Amazing Spiderman.

      • Hilarious – @ DrSamBeckett – if this were a Superman thread you’d be saying exactly what VampireWicked is saying.

        This is a lame retelling of what we already know.

        • Probably.

    • Erm, there’s only been one Batman origin story? And one Superman origin I believe… So actually, you only have too ‘sit through’ those once. What you were looking for was X- Men… (Wolverine, First Class, X- Men)

      • Tim Burton’s Batman & Batman begins.

        • Batman ’89 wasn’t an origin story for Batman, it was on origin for The Joker. In that story, Batman had been around for a few months. Sure we had the death of Bruce’s parents being recapped, but the audience needed a little bit.
          Begins is the only Batman origin IMO, with good reasoning behind that.

          • True, Batman begins was more then a flash back but this Spiderman is retelling something we’ve seen in theaters already as well as in cartoons & comics. Is this Spiderman movies for the older generation that already knows this or the younger generation that are already comic fans that’s familiar with his origin & can visit a comic store or read online about Spiderman.
            Or maybe it’s for a new audience that can see the Tobey Maguire versions & go from there.
            Why confuse the newer audience anymore then necessary. (Why does he have web shooters in this 1 & not in the other 1 Why this why that).
            I think it would be better just to continue & go darker instead of restarting.

  15. SPIDERMAN BEGINS!!!!! I can’t wait for The Dark Arachnid and The Dark Arachnid Rises!!!!!

    • Spider Man forever!

      • The Webbed Wonder Rises

  16. Title -The Amazing Spiderman
    Tagline – With Great Power Comes Great Responsability

  17. From what I heard about the Comic-Con footage, Spider-Man is a jokester, which is great. Really, really looking forward to this, but I’m not liking the gritty overtones this movie is giving off. Spider-Man is NOT gritty.

  18. wow the last poster was amazing and this is a step in the other direction…its just dissapointing. I meam I stil really wanna se it but I want aweesome posters. Cap and thor had incredible posters

  19. Well that poster looks like crap

  20. I think it looks good.

  21. this movie is Batman Begins rip off

  22. I think they’re trying to follow the Ultimate Spiderman Universe…were Peter is a young high school student who is stumbling across how his parent died and the genetic experiments his father was working on. As for Carnage….he sucks!!! I’m good w/ the Lizard!

  23. First of all, The name of the movie is not called “Spider-Man Begins”. It is just a poster quote. But no, I guess you people don’t want Spider-Man in any relations with the word “begins”. If anyone in the movie even says the word “begin”, then you’ll all freak out. Second, The poster is alright. It was not awful, or dark, or stupid, it was alright. It’s a poster. It’s not the movie. Third, get over the fact that there shouldn’t be The Amazing Spider-Man, but rather a Spider-Man 4. If this was Spider-Man 4, and 50 years has passed without another Spider-Man movie, will you be looking for Spider-Man 5? No. Spider-Man 3 did poorly with the critics, so they made the reboot. And to be honest, I think that this movie will be better than the 1st Spider-Man movie. The original Spider-Man movies treated Gwen Stacy, Captain Stacy, Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, and many other characters like useless crap. At least this movie looks like they’re going to use all of their characters properly.

  24. I’m excited to see this new take on Spider-Man. It was weird at first because there was already three films fresh in my mind and it has only been five years since the last one and already getting rebooted. But I’ve warmed up to it.

  25. I dont very often comment or even read the Spiderman articles. I’m not sure why cuz I’m all over most CBMs. I guess its because I was pretty satisfied with the Raimi version. Yes it had flaws, but I think it was a great and successful effort bringing a major comic hero to the screen. Yes, I think it was “complete”. The only thing to complete it further would be a Spiderman team up, and we all know that sad story. I think mechanical web shooters and “the untold story” are mistakes, but I’ll go see the next Spidey movie regardless of who is the director, the cast, etc.. Also regardless of a reboot\continuation situation. I hope this is a great movie, it’ll make the summer better.

  26. If it will ease the tension on the “begins” thing, we can call it “Spiderman…..AGAIN”. Cool?

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