New ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Stunts Featurette & ‘Lizard Talk’ Clip

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We recently got a good look at some Amazing Spider-Man footage, which showcased the film’s different approach to translating Spidey’s web-slinging from the comic book page to the big screen. Today, we can offer a featurette that provides some behind-the-scenes insight on Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) high-flying abilities.

Fans have been aware that Amazing Spider-Man utilizes a combination of practical and CGI Spidey swinging, ever since set photos leaked during production (showing Garfield and his stunt double(s) in action). The comments from seasoned stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong (Thor) about incorporating Parkour elements into Spidey’s movement also make sense, based on the maneuvers we’ve seen the superhero pull in previous ASM trailers.

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The latest clip from Amazing Spider-Man highlights Pete’s attempts to “do the right thing” and inform the authorities about The Lizard, leading him to clash with Captain George Stacy (Denis Leary) – who’s unaware that he’s recruited hundreds of officers to hunt down his daughter’s boyfriend (that joke writes itself). It once again suggests the everyday sense of humor in the Spidey reboot.

Both the stunt work and comedy style of Amazing Spider-Man set the film apart from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. The latter offered more majestic (if less convincing) CGI Spidey swinging action, while the comedy style would range from relatable (Pete getting tongue-tied around Mary Jane) – to broad and outlandish. (“Emo Peter” dancing down the street – need we say more?)

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'The Amazing Spider-Man'

Overall, Amazing Spider-Man continues to look promising; or, rather, far from the disaster many fans have been anticipating since the project’s inception. It’s just a shame that ASM will be the middle child, stuck between two superhero “event” blockbusters (Avengers and Dark Knight Rises) with several years’ worth of anticipation backing them. Then again, the comparatively lower expectations for the Spidey reboot could prove to be its salvation, as far as box office longevity goes.

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

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  1. I’m at the point where if this ends of being bad I’d be surprised.
    Granted, we’ve only seen clips and behind the scenes stuff but everything we’ve seen so far seems to be pretty good. This went from a really what are they doing? To, I’ll be there opening weekend…

  2. I was kinda annoyed that they came out with a reboot so soon after the Raimi trilogy, but I’m hopeful that this will be an “amazing” interpretation.

  3. ah, you`re killing me. why can`t this just be the last newspiece before the film comes out.

  4. There was something about Raimi’s cgi version, whilst obviously cgi, that was just awesome. There was a freedom of movement and great agility in the cgi version swinging between buildings. Considering how much better special effects and cgi has gotten in the last decade, Im a little disappointed that they are relying on practical effects so much. No matter how good the wire work and stunts are, I don’t think it can compare to the agility and freedom a cgi spider-man has, at least while web slinging.

    • Well again, this is Spider-Man when he is still learning how to do his thing. Do you really expect a random fifteen year old kid to get bitten by a radioactive spider and then suddenly become a acrobatic genius with now past training or experience? I doubt it. Eventually, over the years he’ll get into the swing of things(not yet sure if that pun was intended or not).

      • *no past training

    • You could instantly tell when the CGI spidey appeared in the Raimi films. He just didn’t look or move naturally. The more practical stunts the better.