2011 has been a landmark year, when it comes to the release of set pictures and videos from in-production films. The shooting process for projects ranging from tentpole comic book movies (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises) to popcorn franchise installments (Resident Evil: Retribution) and even higher-predigree dramas (Gangster Squad and Cloud Atlas) has been partially chronicled, via amateur images and clips.
That's also been the case for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man, which recently underwent reshoots on location in the streets of New York - and, sure enough, we have the images to prove it.
Today's batch of Amazing Spider-Man clips include star, Andrew Garfield (and his stunt double), handling some tricky maneuvers and dressed up in what looks to be a prototype of the iconic Spidey costume. The mask is similar to that which Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker first wore in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, but Garfield is otherwise decked out in black attire, complete with sunglasses and a beanie - unlike Maguire's unpolished full-body outfit in Raimi's movie.
Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard was also present for the reshoots, which look to partly involve Connor's regeneration of his arm - judging by the set pics, which reveal Ifans bearing what appears to be a newly-formed (and still gooey) limb.
UPDATE: We've added some extra photos, which chronicle the filming of a scene that involves George Stacy (Denis Leary), along with some additional images of Garfield in casual Peter Parker mode. There are also some pics which reveal that Emma Stone is around for the reshoots, though she is currently sans her (natural) blonde locks that she went with to play Gwen Stacy.
Check all that (and more) out in the Amazing Spider-Man set photo gallery below:
A lot of fans are still not keen on the idea of rebooting the Spider-Man franchise via another origin story - one directed by Marc Webb - especially seeing how Raimi's original Spidey flick will only be a decade old by the time Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters. The crew behind the new film are clearly aware of the controversy and working hard to ensure that this new film truly stands apart from its predecessor (in a good way).
Between the film's admirable cast and a teaser trailer that hinted at some genuinely innovative 3D sequences, along with a (possibly) more "realistic" and contemporary portrayal of the Spider-Man universe, there's good reason to think that Amazing Spider-Man could prove its early detractors wrong. As always, we shall have to wait and see...
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on July 3rd, 2012.
Source: The Daily Mail, Newscom