SNEAK PEEK: Andrew Garfield Looks “Amazing” in new Spider-Man trailer

San Diego Comic-Con, the country’s largest comic-book, sci-fi and pop-culture convention, doesn’t kick off until this weekend, but a new teaser clip for the upcoming Spider-Man remake with English crumpet Andrew Garfield has already surfaced on the Web.

We’re not sure if its the rough-cut quality of the teaser itself, but the film looks a lot grittier than it’s predecessors. (Which is surprising given director Marc Webb previously helmed 500 Days of Summer.) And though it rehashes Spidey’s origin—a nerdy science geek gets bit by radioactive arachnid—there seems to be an interesting subplot involving Spider-Man’s parents. (In the Marvel comic book, the Parkers were spies killed in the line of duty, leaving little Peter in the hands of kindly Aunt May and Uncle Ben.) And if you’re wondering why Emma Stone is a platinum blond and not a carrot top, that’s because she’s  not playing Spidey squeeze Mary Jane Watson—she’s Gwen Stacey, the police captain’s daughter whose gruesome death haunts the wall-crawler to this day.

With most of this summer’s super-hero flicks underperforming financially or critically (Green Lantern, we’re talking to you), the bar has been set fairly low for The Amazing Spider-Man, hitting theaters July 3, 2012.

And If lanky dudes in Spandex aren’t your thing, a trailer for the new season of Jersey Shore is out now too. Enjoy it, juiceheads.


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  • Zee

    I like the way it looks, the other Spiderman movies were awesome, except the 3rd which is why it’s good they ended it. And now we get a hot Peter Parker. I’m happy!

  • Bill B

    I guess if fragile twinks are your thing he would be amazing…

  • sam

    Ugh. Most unnecessary reboot ever -_-

    Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

    The “amazing” spider-man -_- Ugh. Just… UGH!!! *infuriating*

  • George412

    I thought they were rebooting the film to go “younger”. Isn’t Garfield 28 and Maguire just a few years olders?

  • Lefty

    Garfield looks quite a bit younger than Maguire though, I think.
    Garfield has gradually made a name for himself in the UK over the last couple of years.
    Glad he’s found success in the US – I thought he was wonderful in The Social Network.
    Hot too!
    So yes, I’m looking forward to this. :D
    Doubt it’ll be better than the first two Maguire films, but a change is as good as a rest. :)

  • Zeus

    @Zee: haha yes finally a hot Parker. I honestly don’t find Tobey Maguire attractive at all.

  • Zeus

    Good thing this is coming out before The Dark Knight Rises destroys the box office. It will have a few weeks before that happens.

  • xander

    Andres Garfield is so much hotter than teensy hobbit Tobey McGuire, to my mind, and a finer actor too. I’m not clear on the supposef need to ‘reboot’ the franchise, but with good actors, a different director and some new plot points, it may be worth viewing.

    As for Jersey Shore, well, yes I hope someone will enjoy that but it won’t be me, ever.

    Watching such intellectuals discussing climate science and global warming really gets tiring after three point five minutes.

  • the crustybastard


    Indeed. Tobey Macguire has by default a relentlessly dopey, vacant expression that, with some obvious effort, he can transform into something merely vague and baffled.

    I’d be surpassingly effective if he was playing a stoned, mentally impaired person. Yet oddly enough, he’s usually cast as someone uniquely bright and motivated.

    Which, no doubt, causes my own vaguely baffled expression.

  • xander

    @thecrustrybastard : You’ve hit the nail on the head!: Maguire looks permanently perplexed, almost stunned. Even in the occasional TV interview he seems bewildered as to why he’s there.
    “Oh, must I speak about my latest film now? Alright then. It’s about Spiderman. Anything else?”

    Before Social Network, Garfield did other films and dramas, of course, and in the ones I’ve seen he has a broad range. Much cuter than Tobey, can’t forget that.

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