Not unlike the teaser trailers for The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, which both leaked online early in crappy bootleg form, The Amazing Spider-Man had its reveal trailer also leaked online the night before last. Today however, a pretty HD version of Sony's Spider-Man reboot has surfaced online, introducing the new Peter Parker played by Andrew Garfield.
While The Amazing Spider-Man teaser does not reveal the villains of director Marc Webb's take on the series, it does showcase the origins of Spider-Man and closes with an interesting reveal of the costume while Spider-Man swings through the streets of New York.
With the Sony presentation at Comic-Con scheduled for Friday afternoon, where they will host panels for the Total Recall remake, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and The Amazing Spider-Man, the early forced release of the Spidey teaser is something Sony is likely not smiling about. Considering the amount of revealing images shared from Entertainment Weekly last week, a lot has been shared before Sony's big presentation.
Hopefully those of us who made the trek out here will get a sneak peek at more footage, for now enjoy an early look at first ever trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man:
The trailer, which is quite a bit different than the leaked Amazing Spider-Man trailer description, takes on a noticeably different tone from that of Sam Raimi-Tobey Maguire trilogy of Spider-Man movies, and presents itself in a similar fashion to what Christopher Nolan did with Batman Begins. Why are Peter Parker's parents leaving him when he's a young boy? The question of why Peter was living with Uncle Ben and Aunt May wasn't explored in the first trilogy, nor was it answered in the comics for many years. Hopefully this film explores that more in-depth as it's presented as a rather mysterious fashion at the outset of this video.
The trailer puts viewers through the paces of meeting Peter Parker as a geeky outsider in school, introducing much of the supporting cast, from Dr. Curt Connors to the Stacy family and Parker's aunt and uncle. Then, after re-telling the origins of of how Peter Parker gains his abilities, it goes into full Spider-Man mode through an interesting first-person roller coaster, as if it were a 3D ride at an amusement park. That's the made-for-3D moment and selling point.
Will this movie be the X-Men: First Class of next year's (again) busy comic book heavy summer?
The Amazing Spider-Man was written by James Vanderbilt, Steve Kloves and Alvin Sargent and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan and Chris Zylka.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters (in 3D) on July 3, 2012.
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