Release Date: July 3, 2012
Director: Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer)Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Sally Field, Martin Sheen
Category: Reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise.
Our take: The latest poster for The Amazing Spider-Man touts it as "The Untold Story" - you know, the story no one's ever heard of about the kid who gets bitten by the radioactive spider and gets super powers?
Jokes aside, Sony is taking a serious gamble by re-starting the Spider-Man movie franchise so soon after Sam Raimi's trilogy. Equally risky is their approach to the character as a modern-day NYC teenager - a choice that is splitting the fanbase down the middle. Director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) has also never tackled a blockbuster of this size and scale, so there is plenty of reason to worry that this Spider-Man is going to be anything BUT "amazing."