Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man seems to be the most widely photographed of the upcoming superhero films.
Today, we have yet another batch of candid set pictures depicting Garfield as Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, as well as a set report detailing precisely what is going on in the images.
And here's a rundown of what went on, courtesy of CBM:
- There were three scenes filmed at "Peter Parker’s house" on Fuller Place and Prospect Avenue in Brooklyn
- One of the scenes showcased Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Peter Parker, one showcased Peter and Gwen Stacy, and the other showcased an exchange between Peter and Dr. Connors A.K.A. The Lizard (Rhys Ifans)
- Re: Peter Parker and Uncle Ben: Nephew and Uncle are discussing something or other on their roof; presumably before Peter becomes Spider-Man (as he’s wearing his nerd-glasses), presumably as some sort of life lesson
- Re: Peter and Gwen Stacy: This scene is seemingly very sad; it takes place in the rain and Gwen slaps Peter, who looks utterly heartbroken
- Re: Peter and Dr. Connors: Connors seems to be giving something or taking something from a very concerned-looking Peter; take note that the reason Connors has a green bag over his right arm is because the filmmakers are going to CG it out of cinematic existence
It’s hard to say what’s really going on in either the Uncle Ben/Peter Parker scene – maybe the legendary “With great power comes great responsibility” conversation (or something equally life-affirming) or the Dr. Connors/Peter Parker scene. Regardless, the Peter/Gwen Stacy scene seems far more “readable,” for lack of a better term. Warning! Possible Spoilers Ahoy!
When you take into account the obvious emotional turmoil and rain involved in the Peter/Gwen scene, it seems likely that it takes place either before or after the funeral scene that we covered back in December. Any fan of Spider-Man worth his/her salt ultimately came to the conclusion that the funeral in question was probably held in honor of Gwen’s father, Captain George Stacy (as played by Denis Leary), who has died in both the 616 and Ultimate universes.
Moreover, in both universes, Gwen Stacy blamed Spider-Man for her father’s death, for slightly different reasons in each case. Does this mean that Peter will reveal his super secret identity to Gwen in Amazing Spider-Man, hence the reason she’s slapping him in the face? Honestly, I hope so. One of the things I didn’t exactly “love” about the first two Spider-Man films was Mary Jane’s inability to connect the dots between Peter Parker and the web-slinger.
Side-note: If Peter were to reveal to Gwen that he’s Spider-Man so early on, that would make this story more akin to Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man, wherein Peter told Mary Jane his secret by issue #13.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3rd, 2012.
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