‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Japanese Trailer: Peter Parker Explores His Past

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 16th, 2012 at 10:04 am,

Today, we have a new Japanese-subtitled Amazing Spider-Man trailer to offer, which includes not-yet-glimpsed scenes and footage, sprinkled amidst all the impressive 3D Spidey-swinging sequences and set pieces featured in previous promos for the film.

What with The Avengers hogging all the attention from comic book/film geeks right now – and The Dark Knight Rises already positioned to take its place in a few weeks – it’s easy to forget that there’s another superhero blockbuster sandwiched between those two flicks, which looks pretty darn good on its own terms: Sony Picture’s 3D reboot of the Spidey movie franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man.

Thanks to excellent buzz from preview footage for Social Network star Andrew Garfield’s first outing as Peter Parker, plus talk from director Marc Webb suggesting Amazing Spider-Man won’t simply rehash what filmmaker Sam Raimi did with his 2002 Spider-Man movie, the overall public opinion about this project has improved drastically in recent months (despite what outspoken detractors might have you think).

Amazing Spider-Man picks up with Peter during his days as a brilliant, but lonely high schooler, who struggles to use his newfound arachnid abilities for good, carry on a relationship with his first love, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) – and uncover the truth behind the disappearance of his biological parents so many years before.

While this international trailer leaves out most of the funny lines featured in its U.S. counterpart, it makes up for that by instead focusing on the dark side of Peter’s attempt to learn more about his past, wherein he inadvertently creates a monster (The Lizard, as played by Rhys Ifans) that could destroy his future. Thankfully, Amazing Spider-Man appears to hit the right degree of “edginess” with that storyline.

We also get our first good (if brief) look here at what Martin Sheen and Sally Field’s rendition of Ben and May Parker, respectively, in Amazing Spider-Man will be like. The West Wing alum faces the greater uphill challenge, when it comes to winning fans over, as he’s going up against the late Cliff Robertson‘s popular portrayal of Uncle Ben in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Both award-winners seem game for handling that task, though.

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on July 3rd, 2012.

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Source: Sony Pictures

TAGS: spider-man, the amazing spider-man

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  1. nice!!

  2. do you think we will get one more us trailer before it comes out?

    • Possibly. Maybe one that’s a little shorter than the last U.S. trailer, but more action-heavy (or something like that).

    • Probally

  3. This looks so awesome. I can not wait for this to come out! Will be there for the midnight release!

  4. The trailer wasn’t really what I was looking for. I was expecting a new domestic trailer this week because of some forum rumors, but I didn’t want it to be like this.

    What I mean by that is, the trailer is very similar to what we got with the 2nd preview. The tone, the story, etc. There’s some new action beats and a little more character stuff from Aunt May and Uncle Ben, but that’s not going to cut it.

    I honestly do believe that many of the detractors will be won over when the film comes out, if it delivers what Webb, Tolmach, Garfield, and Stone are saying it delivers. As stubborn as they are, that’s what I think. I don’t think the trailers capture that the film is “grounded” or “authentic” though, and in that respect, I don’t think this new one is going to change anyone’s mind about the movie. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the first two previews. I just wanted something different for this one.

    • I realize that I came off as entitled in that last remark. Here’s the thing. I understand that I am not owed anything. When I said “That’s not going to cut it”, I meant to say “that’s not going to change anyone’s mind”. I guess it did say that later on, but it may not have been clear.

      The thing is, I think the 2nd trailer did a great job at getting people on board for this movie. I don’t think anymore people will jump on board thanks to this new trailer. That’s what bothers me. I heard rumors of a new trailer and I thought “Hey! We’ll get another unique look at what this movie is going to be like” but it’s not quite like that you see. My ultimate hope for this movie is that it gets fans support. There will always be people out there who don’t like a film, I get that, and while the detractors may make themselves sound like a bigger population than they really are, there are still a lot (and I mean a lot) of dissatisfied fans out there.

      As a fan of the character, I’d like the size of that group to shrink. I’d like the character to be supported on film, it’s kind of like a sports team type of mentality. Except not. See, if the movie is bad (and I don’t think it will be), then the dissatisfaction will be warranted once the movie comes out. But if it’s good, I’d like to think that marketing will be able to get that noisy sub-group of the population on board.

      • Its the Japanese trailer, not another domestic one. So of course they’re going to put, essentially, the same thing inside both trailers. When another US trailer comes out, then they will showcase more elements of the movie. Possibly, some that you’re demanding.

        • I know it’s the Japanese trailer, it’s in the article’s title. I think the US trailer is supposed to come tomorrow. At the very least, Sony is supposed to drop a new poster. Either way though, I wasn’t “demanding” anything. I was expressing dissatisfaction with the trailer because it’s essentially just like the last one, except with a few more seconds of action beats. I was hoping for a new angle, something that might get more people on board with the film. I myself am eagerly anticipating the film though, and I don’t feel that I am owed anything. If that’s how it came off, that was due to the way I wrote it. This is me setting it straight.

          Be that as it may, for the sake of generating more positive buzz and changing some people’s first and second impressions on the movie, I think something different would’ve worked better. I’ve followed people’s reactions and opinions on this movie across a lot of different forums. There are some people who will continue to be skeptical until the movie comes out, regardless of what type of material Sony puts into their promos. But there are others who seem to be in the middle who like what they’re reading in interviews. People who liked what they read about the sneak peak footage, and the comic con footage, the wondercon stuff (most of it’s the same 8 minutes worth of footage), but who aren’t happy with the trailers. I’d like to see something that appeals to those people.

          I’ve read a lot of fan reactions to the sneak peak footage myself, and to me it feels like there is an angle that hasn’t been shown in the trailers yet. The first two trailers were fine, but I was hoping that the final full theatrical trailer would show it. The Japanese trailer didn’t, maybe the US trailer will. At the end of the day, all I’m trying to say is that I hope it does.

  5. Looking good. I’m excited to see spiderman back in action.

  6. No matter how good the story may be, I am never going to be sold on the Hollywood designer outfit and the man-lizard.

    • So, you won’t like this movie because of the costume & man-lizard? Seems like your just nitpicking. I don’t mean to attack you, just wanted to know your thoughts.

      • Not sure I would call the two most iconic elements of the movie, “nitpicking.”

        The outfit is just typically Hollywood over the top, over designed. Not something a kid would be making in his room. Not saying it has to look like a patchwork job like Catwoman from Burton’s Batman but come on, if we are going for a bit of realism lets not start by outfitting the kid with a 10k, professionally designed costume. Then there is the gold eyes (which have no precedence) and the built in shoes which would not allow him to cling to surfaces with his feet. It just irritates the hell out of me that directors do this type of crap.

        As for the man lizard…….I would much preferred them going with the classic version, complete with the snout which is what the Lizard looks like. The directors sole reason for doing what they did was so they could show the human emotion better which kind of flies in the face of what the creature is all about imho.

        and I didn’t say I didn’t like the movie since I have never seen it. Only that two of it’s major elements are going to drag the movie down for me in general, no matter how good it might be. Kind of like how I watched XMFC and could only groan every time they shoehorned something that shouldn’t be there into the story. Was really difficult to enjoy it because I knew too much.

        • I can agree with the costume to an extent. But this costume is just as hard to make as the one used in the Raimi series IMO. But, I do not like the golden eyes either. However, you claim to think the shoes will not help him cling to walls.. Well, in the Raimi series, they showed that he had hairs on his fingers (& assumedly, his toes) right? He had shoes on in Raimi’s as well. So his hair had to be long enough to work through the shoes. No one griped about those shoes, why these? Because the gold? In any case, The entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe states that Spider-Man is able to “enhance the flux of inter-atomic attractive forces on surfaces he touches, increasing the coefficient of friction between that surface and himself.” So, going by that, he is able to cling on walls through his soles of his shoes. About the man-lizard, I agree with your assessment. However, that will not, in any way, take away from my movie experience. But I respect your opinion & I appreciate you responding to me.

          • If you are going to use official sources then you should also include the part about;

            The ability works through thin layers of cloth, such as the fabric of his costume, but not through materials such as the soles of shoes. When Peter Parker needs to crawl without changing into the costume, he removes his shoes first.[8]

            8. See The Amazing Spider-Man #90

            If an artist drew him using shoes it was their mistake. This happens quite often so the small discontinuities need to be overlooked.

        • Sorry, don’t want to sound like a fanboy or anything, but if you actually read the comics, there have often been times when peter has made an emergency costume consisting of “SHOES”, jeans, and a leather jacket. His mask was made of webbing. Spider-Man can cling to any surface, by a method of static electricity and… well, that varies on the writer. The “tiny hairs” Raimi treatment is not the gospel. As for the costume, I refer you to any sharper image catalog, or sporting goods shop. I would believe the less stylized costume of this film, over the Raimi film with all the bold Webbing and such. This costume looks like it could have been adapted from a wetsuit or even a shark suit. The gold eyes? Go on Netflix and watch Mirageman and you tell me which is more practical. Adapting goggles, or one way webbed glass. Is it all a stretch? Yes. This is Hollywood. The costume featured in Amazing Fantasy 15 makes more sense, but seriously, I’m more excited about this film than I was at the Raimi films and I was there for opening day for all of them.

          • Sorry but it’s not “static electricity”, although this was used briefly at one time but it was since changed. The pseudo science explanation behind his power is being able effect gravitational attraction at the molecular level. This is a body wide ability so he can stick to surfaces with say his back. Unfortunately, he can only use this ability a very short distance away from his skin so through thin material works but shoes do not. If this was depicted in a comic it’s the artist’s mistake but not the generally accepted rule.

            And there is no way in hell that was adapted from a wetsuit (and a sharksuit is made from a fine mesh chainmail) which is my point. Its WAY too professionally designed to be believable. Now if they had actually adapted the costume from some more readily available materials, then it would have made more sense.

            The gold eyes….are you really throwing terms like “practical” about after the rest of the costume was detailed out down to the basketball texture? Really? Spider-man has ALWAYS had white-silver eye coverings so deviating from that has no basis in anything other than the director wanted to do it.

            I also never said I liked or agreed with the Raimi version. It suffered from similar problems but this version multiplied the unbelievability factor by about a factor of 3 from Raimi’s version.

            My point in all this is, they could have easily gone in a much more conservative direction to match the more simple and dark style of the movie but instead they went with the flashy, Hollywood, glitzed up rockstar, Booster Gold version.

    • I take it you didn’t like Avatar because of the masks they wear in order to breathe then, right?

      • lol, what does that have to do with anything?

    • I agree that I don’t really care for the lizardbut I like the new Spidey look, it’s not like he never changed costume in the comic, I can think of at least 10 different costumes in the reguar books, and 4 in the ultimate line.

      • Change is one thing as there are always subtle variations between different artists BUT, they have all stuck to some very base concepts. Even the Raimi version with it’s raised webbing kept to the general look. This version however pretty much threw all of that out the window which is what I disagree with. This is not Spider-Man 2099 but this costume feels closer to that than the traditional and iconic look.

        • I’m not talking subtle variations, but completely different costumes. And his Iron-Spider armor, that was supplied by Tony Stark which he wore until he switched sides during Civil War, had gold lenses so there is a precedence for that too. Plus the over all design looks like a variation of revenue Reilly costume, so it’s not like its completely different from an established look. Look t the costume he wore last week in the avengers comic, or the one he wears in the Fantastic Four, this new movie version isn’t even the most drastic of changes I’ve seen.

          • /sigh

            I’m talking about deviations from the ORIGINAL model while you are talking primarily about temporary changes but he always went back to the original look. Should we run down the few you listed real quick?;

            Iron Spider Armor – Was designed by Stark so of course it used iconic Iron Man scheme (including the eyes). Not a precedent for the original version.

            Ben Reilly costume – Wasn’t even Spider-Man but the Scarlet Spider so of course it would look different, that’s kind of the point.

            FF version – You have to change to match the team but, as I said above, once that was done he returned to the original look.

            Lets not forget the ultra cool, all black symboite version.

            About the only notable change made to the original look was the ghastly “big eyes” syndrome he went through back in the 90′s. But again even that went out of style and they returned to the original iconic look.

            So this is a fundamental change to the base model that we have had for the past 50 years and it is unwanted and unnecessary imho.

  7. Can we ban the word ‘edginess’ for a while…?

    • nooooooo, that’s the new catch phrase that is replacing, “dark and gritty”!

      • Wasn’t ‘edginess’ and ‘dark and gritty’ synonymous with Rob Liefeld and Image comics at its crappiest…? :)

    • Heh, I know what you mean. :-P

      Suffice it to say, I’m using it somewhat ironically here (hence why it’s in quotations).

  8. Ive seen a little bit of extra footage for this movie when i saw the advanced preview trailer a month or so ago (perks of living in NY, i also saw avengers this sat too) and i really feel like this movie will deliver. It looks to me like they have crafted a better spidey/peter than the raimi films (which i love, besides 3). my only minor concern at this point is the importance of uncle ben and his death on peter being overshadowed by his search for the truth about his parents. but yea from what ive seen this movie looks like its going to be awesome.

    • Well that’s cool. I almost got to see the sneak peak footage myself in LA, but I couldn’t afford to make the drive.

  9. i am really looking forward to this movie!

  10. Oh noes! It edgy, fml!

    J/K this is proof that superhero movies can be edgy without going dark.

  11. it could be really good or it could be another one of those bland movies with wooden acting etc.

    I’m not sure which it is tbh.

  12. this guy, not as good as maguire except that he`s taller, may make an awesome spidey, but if he gets to the age of 37+ he has to have a kid and a wife. how are you going to handle making a film with difficulties like of a wife and kid being the family of someone who`s being chased by the cops, and not only that he`ll have to have more loved ones to protect which`ll harden the level of difficulty to make the fiodlms fairly realistic. it`s good they`re starting with one of the few weakest villains, because if spidey can beat a villain like a flying bomber like green goblin how can`t he beat a villain like doc ock or lizard. i know it`s pretty early to talk about it but if you want to get to a villain like venom or carnage then you might want to have several films. they can`t kill lizard becuz he`s pete`s college professor. How cool would it be if all the villains spidey fought came back for an alliance in the last film of the franchise.

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