U.S. audiences need to get to the theater early when they head out to see Marvel’s The Avengers. There is the obvious challenge of having to find a good seat in a theater packed for one of the most anticipated movies of 2012 – but there’s also the added reward of being able to see the new trailers for both The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man to consider. By the time Avengers actually starts up, fanboys in the theater will likely be whipped into a comic book movie frenzy.
The news that Amazing Spider-Man is premiering a new trailer was revealed on G4’s Attack of the Show by director Marc Webb. No details of the trailer or preview footage have been revealed yet, but it is speculated that it could in fact hit the Interwebs (no pun) before it reaches the big screen. Check back here at Screen Rant next week for a chance to see what new and epic material both Dark Knight Rises and Amazing Spider-Man have to offer in their new trailers.
Avengers and TDKR have no undoubtedly been the big ticket items at the movies this summer – at least as far as superhero blockbusters go. The last Amazing Spider-Man trailer convinced a fair number of people that the reboot isn’t the complete disaster they thought it would be – but insofar as hype goes, ASM is still the (literal) middle child of the bunch, and has been largely overlooked as a contender in both the critical and financial arenas.
Admittedly, Sony’s timing for releasing this do-over for their flagship superhero franchise couldn’t be more tricky; Avengers and Dark Knight Rises are not just potentially great superhero films, they’re actual moviegoing events ( i.e., the culmination of Marvel’s construction of a shared superhero universe, and the finale to what is arguably the best superhero trilogy of all time). Compared to that, how much appeal could a retread of a Spider-Man origin story possibly have? Even if it turns out to be a good retread?
Sony no doubt realizes that question is still hanging over The Amazing Spider-Man, which is why we expect that this new trailer will go for broke showing off the action and deeper story about how (and why) Peter Parker becomes a web-slinging (and trash-talking) superhero.
The Amazing Spider-Man will be in (3D) theaters on July 3, 2012. Check back next week for the new trailer.
Source: G4 (via SHH)