[UPDATE: We've added more Amazing Spider-Man images to our gallery!]
The Amazing Spider-Man is set to be THE big film event (in Hall H at least) at Comic-Con 2011 next week, and in furthering their goal of making a big media impression, Sony has put out a slew of new official images from the film, giving fans (and skeptics) their first real genuine look at how this Spider-Man reboot is coming together.
We've recently gotten a description of the Amazing Spider-Man trailer and even a close-up look at the new Spidey costume, but today we're getting to see the entire Spidey costume (back and front) and the major characters in the film - Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen), Aunt May (Sally Fields) and Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), who is destined to become the savage Lizard.
In addition, we get to see some iconic Spider-Man poses, Peter Parker wall-crawling on a subway car, those oft-debated mechanical web-shooters, and even a little bit of the chemistry between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker (which looks pretty steamy).
Enough talk: check out the gallery of new Amazing Spider-Man images below, courtesy of EW:
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There has been months of fans (and skeptics) dissecting Amazing Spider-Man set photos, behind the scenes videos and the few official promo images the studio has put out, but now getting a look at the actual polished shots of the film, it seems that director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) has put together an at least competent vision of the Spider-Man mythology (I would personally say a good-looking one, but as always, there will be those who still have reservations).
The cast has been a particular reason to hold hope for this reboot: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have both proven themselves to be rising stars who have both screen presence and acting ability, and Rhys Ifans is always good in what he's in (though there is still a lot riding on how they bring the scaled and scary Lizard to life).
For all those who have said that Stone is not right for Gwen Stacy, I think these official images certainly refute those claims; she and Garfield look good posed together as a couple. The shot of an injured Peter Parker having a tender moment with Gwen makes me think that the dramatic scenes in this film will be stronger than the always-slightly-hokey dramatics of Sam Raimi's Spidey films.
We'll have a better sense of things once Sony makes its Comic-Con 2011 panel presentation next week, I'm sure. Bookmark our Official Comic-Con 2011 Coverage Page to be the first to hear what the film looks like - maybe even to see a trailer if we're lucky.
The Amazing Spider-Man will be in theaters on July 3, 2012.