New ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Plot Synopsis Hints At ‘Untold Story’

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amazing spider man plot synopsis New Amazing Spider Man Plot Synopsis Hints At Untold Story

Ever since Sony released the official Amazing Spider-Man teaser poster, the film’s promotional campaign has become increasingly centered around the idea that there is some pivotal “untold” aspect of young Peter Parker’s coming-of-age story – which was ignored in previous live-action Spidey flicks, but will be explored in director Marc Webb’s reboot of the webslinger franchise.

A previously-released plot synopsis indicates that the “untold story” in question involves Pete’s attempts to discover just why his biological parents vanished, so many years before. Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad confirmed as much during a recent press tour, while also teasing the connection between Richard Parker (Campbell Scott) and the film’s central antagonist, The Lizard, a.k.a. Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans).

Times of India has gotten its hands on what the publication indicates is a new studio-backed synopsis for Amazing Spider-Man. As you’ll note, this plot description fits with everything that’s been revealed about the film to date, while also offering some additional insight into the matter concerning the link between the teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and his soon-to-be nemesis, Dr. Connors.

Check it out below:

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. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma 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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At the 2011 Comi-Con, Webb confirmed what many people had long observed – that Amazing Spider-Man is being heavily influenced by the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comic series, more so than the 616 Steve Ditko and Stan Lee iteration of the character and his world. The new revelations concerning Pete Parker’s father – as presented in ASM – lend further credence to that idea, seeing how Richard Parker was also a biologist in the “Ultimate” continuity.

“Ultimate” universe R. Parker was also responsible for developing a biological suit, which was meant to repair the cells of its host and (potentially) cure cancer. The project eventually led to the rise of Venom in the comics, but it’s easy to see how that idea could be adjusted to instead involve Dr. Connors and his obsession with limb regeneration in Webb’s film.

Furthermore, it sounds as though Amazing Spider-Man also sets the stage for (eventually) the introduction of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in a later installment. The inclusion of said familiar villain from director Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie would also fit with Arad’s previous statement about how ASM attempts to “weave a narrative that could take place within the framework of the earlier films” – but, of course, that’s pure speculation, at this point.

Amazing Spider-Man is still in a tricky spot for the time being, seeing how the fanbase remains divisively split down the middle with regards to whether this particular retelling of Spidey’s origins is going to fly high or fall flat on its face. All the same, there is enough in the way of promising narrative material to justify NOT writing it off entirely.


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

Source: The Times of India

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  1. The more I read about it, the more I’m not so much worry about the film. It shows that Webb is taking care of this film and at the same time, he’s making this as different as the previous Spider-Man movies.

  2. It actually would be rather interesting to see this launch from the Ultimate version of Spidey’s continuity. It would fit in better with the times not to mention the new Avenger’s movie coming out.

  3. I will be at this movie. If nothing else just to see how different it is from Raimi’s. The movie will no doubt have great action and (hopefully)worth the price of admission.

  4. I like were they are going with this. I liked the Ultimates take on Venom, I just really hope they don’t go with the Ultimate Carnage. That was a very lame set of comics story wise. They were awesome as far as the artwork. I just really hope they do Carnage right if they do it later on.

    • Goblin in film 2, he kills Gwen.

      Venom in film 3.

      • Emma Stone is signed on for three films, so I would expect for Gwen to die in the third film.

      • Yes. Venom.

        • If they do go with venom I just hope he gets more than 30 seconds of screen time

      • Totally agree Dr Sam. Here is the problem though, we are already limiting ourselves to 3 films. Screw that, its Spider-man. His Rogues gallery is epic and that is what I expect to see. I want to see the Sinister Six. I want to see Carnage. Like I said, not that Wussy Carnage either. I want to see Cletus Cassidy in all his insane glory. They have done Doc Ock and he was awesome. Even though I wasn’t impressed with Spidey 3, I loved Sandman. They really did a fantastic job bringing him to life. I want to see RHINO. Not a super Rhino either, I want the big, dumb, knock Spider-man thru a freakin wall Rhino. Played by Paul Wright (the Big Show). It is also time to start seeing some teamups. Black Cat, The Punisher, Daredevil, FF, etc. If you make them, I will watch. If you screw them up… I will watch on DVD. Lol.

  5. Very impressed with everything I’ve seen so far. Much better team of actors and behind the camera people than last around. It’s good that they are using a more ‘Ultimate’ Spidey and will allow for some different story telling. I’m willing to bet we see Norman Osbourne in this somewhere, I want a proper GG. Not a power ranger.

  6. It’s Spider-man, why wouldn’t I be there?

  7. I’m curious about this movie. I’m not really excited, just curious. But it still has my money and i’ll probably go see it in IMAX. Is it bad that if they do bring in osbourne, that i still want willem dafoe as osbourne? he is a terrific actor, and if theres a better story out there for him, i’ll gladly take him back as osbourne. if not, thats ok. but just a fan of dafoes osbourne/GG

    • Dafoe was great in the role, the awful script and costume let him down. The whole “Avenge Me!” scene in Spider-Man 2 was great use of the actor and character.

    • if they cast w.dafoe,he wouldn´t need a mask this time. his character face looks now more like a mask.

  8. Why does almost every knew pic of the new spiderman have to look emo?

    • If contemplating your life as a hero is emo I guess Spiderman is Emo period.

      I don’t see Peter at a point that he wants to slit his wrists. I don’t see Spiderman as a Rock band. I don’t see Spiderman as a Irish Oil company. etc.

      What do YOU mean by emo? Emotional? Again I hope he shows emotion in the film. I hope we get a few good gut wrenching EMOtional parts of what its like to go through what Parker goes through.

      • We’re talking about a guy driven by the death of his uncle, who tries to save everyone and fails constantly, who can’t have a normal life because of his responsibilities and is ultimately alone because revealing his identity would endanger the lives of the ones he loves.

        That’s not emo. That’s legendary comic book writing.

        • Like x1000

        • Good point.

          When you add everything together like that, it really calls attention to just how rough Peter Parker’s life is – and, of course, why it’s all the easier to cheer him on.

          • I’m sick of fanboys playing the Emo card every flippin’ time there is something new about this new Spidey film. It’s gotten waaayyy old. He just looks like a regular teenager to me. I see kids walking about dressed like this, with the same hair all the time. He looks a million times more like Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire ever did.

            • Agree

              • I’m am trying to be objective about this movie but todey will be the original and he has the perfect look and persdonality for peter parker. No one can deny did that role perfectly. I love the first there movies but I am going to watch this movie. Its a chance to turn this story into batman. I think its time for a new mega super hero role. One that all the stars want. However I could go with out this whole avenger thing. Yeah its gonna be cool but I think hollywood will take to far and try to make so many movies that they suck. Like thor, and the hulk, and x men origins. I don’t think the avenger movie needs all the background. People know who these heros are and can but it together as long as they stay with one storyline. Mixing differrent story lines is gonna make everyone confussed. Hopefully these marvel movies can live up to the DC movies before them. Unfortunately they won’t. DC stuck with the two most popular heros simple story lines and made them work. There were slight changes from the comic but nothing radical. The DC movies just kept on improving by acting, and brave directing. Not flipping the script and trying to fit as many heros as possible. All and all omg just went on a tangent, I just want marvel to show some self control. The dark night best superhero every by the way. Except batmans voice. Should have clint eastwood do the voice.

    • Why does Peter parker look like a male model, instead of a science nerd?

  9. Spidey needs humor, Garfield has the sense of humor of a potato. What about spidey’s wisecracks? I just don’t find anything funny about this guy.

    • Well he is an actor. Hopefully the material given to him will have light hearted/humorous parts and he will be able to convey them.

      I agree though Spidey needs the wise cracking side. Parker does not.

    • I highly doubt you know anything about Andrew Garfield’s sense of humour or “potato”ness of it. Besides He’s an actor, and a very good one. Let’s maybe give him the chance to act like spidey without writing him off without seeing the final film.

    • I persoanlly think Garfield will do great… tobey, though he was a fantastic peter parker, was not a good spiderman. he did not make enough smartass comment to my opinion, and the extended preview they showed. plenty of them in there. Garfield will be just fine.

      • Not defending Tobey but how can you blame Tobey for not reading lines if it wasn’t written in the script?

    • There have been numerous reports of this Spidey cracking wise with criminals from the footage that has been shown.

  10. I personally would love to see Kraven as a villain in one of the movies instead of dredging up the Goblin again. A brief shot of Mysterio getting his bubble caved in or a webbed up Vulture falling from the sky onto a police car with Spidey zooming by would be epic.
    Spidey has the greatest gallery of villians in comics.

    by the way..a story concentrated on his parents would be a pretty neat addition to the mythos.

  11. Comic book movie = me buying a theater ticket
    Webb could say “I’m sh*tting all over it. Parker shoots webbing out his arse, has a tiny alien friend named Garblo, and preaches Scientology…and did i mention he’s a hermaphrodite?”
    And I’d mumble swear words while driving to the theater.

    But it sounds pretty good so far; I’m actually excited

    • This is the first time I’ve ever typed this in earnest but…lol

    • That is the greatest answer I ever heard

    • Lol. That is the funniest comment I have ever seen on here. Totally agree.

  12. Lol @ the responses of the emo comment. I sad why does every pick have to be emo like with spider-man for the new movie. Spider-Man isn’t the only super hero that has problems. I can name a handfull of comic films coming out where the picture doesn’t have 2-3 photos of the superhero looking sad all the time. I want to see something new and different not one of my favorit heroes looking depressed with every single new picture that comes out.

    Relax it’s just a comment from one person on the internet. And not that bad of a comment more of just simple humor.

    • Heh, well, “emo” is the sort of word I think a lot of people associate with something like, say, Twilight. Hence the strong response you got. 8-)

    • If he is your favorite hero you know he is sad at times because of what goes on with his life.

      If anything you should be happy that this movie appears to be a well thought out rendition of your favorite hero, instead of a mindless knock down, drag out slobber knocker.

      His profile pic (my new desktop) is nice, the shrouded corner picture is nice.

      What kind of picture are you looking for?

  13. Wouldn’t it be stupid to even call the movie the amazing spiderman if its heavily influenced on the ultimate universe (which I hate because they killed off Parker)? It doesn’t make sense but whatever.

    • No, most people only know Spiderman or Amazing Spiderman. Your average movie goer would not relate to ‘Ultimate’ Spiderman.

  14. makes me know more and more anticipated for this. i think peters parents have worked for oscorp in the past,and that peter has been infected as a child from a spider gen,in the labor where the limb regeneration tests get made(maybee peter´s dad bring him to oscorp,to show him the oscorp works),but enough speculated,i´m know with high hopes for that.

  15. Not really sure how this little bit of info. is going to make me more interested in seeing it. Frankly there isn’t much for me to be excited about.

  16. i was hooked in the first Spiderman series starring Tobey Maguire… he even became one of my crushes.

    But i think, having new actor is no problem as long as he’s good and the story is engaging. anyway, andrew is handsome too and he’s good in social network.

  17. I don’t like the villian picks in spiderman. And they ruined venom. I would love to see carnige in this new movie. And then at the end show a clip of venom or something, to hype up the rumored venom movie they are going to make.

    venom vs. carnige = classic.

    • Yeah they really dropped the ball on Venom. Though I like Topher Grace, someone larger and more physical would’ve been better.

  18. I’m digging the mentor thing. Now, I will love to see some cameo from some villain (rhino, scorpion, shoker, ect) Like in Nolans Bat films. Anyways, there is no dought in my mind that this movie is going to be better than Ramis SM3. Heck, It might be better than Ramis SM1 & 2 (who knows). I can’t wait to see the movie.

  19. I’ll pass. Nothing about this movie, especially Garfield makes me want to see it.

    Maybe on DVD. I’ll be waiting anxiously for Dark Knight Rises.

  20. Main issue I have with the new movie is the costume. How in hell can a kid create such a intricate costume? I dare anyone to produce anything even close to the Spidey costume at home…lol.

    • Good point, but it’s no more intricate than Tobey Maguire’s suit, and THIS incarnation of Peter is smart enough to make his own web shooters. +10 to believability! :D

  21. I’m excited about this movie. When I read this it made me wonder, is the web shooter design from Parker’s Father’s breifcase? It could explain how he acquires them, considering he’s only a teen-ager.

  22. We’re talking about a guy driven by the death of his uncle he is a clipchaser , who tries to save everyone and fails constantly, who can’t have a normal life because of his responsibilities and is ultimately alone because revealing his identity would endanger the lives of the ones he loves he is a clipchaser.

    That’s not clipchaser. That’s legendary comic book writing.

  23. Watched the new film! Which, btw, is AMAZING.
    The cut scene during the credits where Dr. Connor is talking to his split personality, mentioning of Peter’s dad comes into play. I just have this aching suspicion that Richard Parker is infact Carnage. Can anyone validate / confirm this?

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