THIS JUST IN! The Amazing Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

Woo hoo! The geek fever is in full swing as the first day of Comic-Con is underway. My hubby and I went to the Convention Center late afternoon to retrieve our badge for tomorrow and I must say it was quite exhilarating to see all the folks donning the ginormous Marvel backpack (it’s big enough to swallow me whole!) and people all dressed up in costumes (I’ll post pics as I have ’em later).

It’s to be expected that we’ll be seeing a massive amount of trailers released this week to coincide with this event, but still I’m quite surprised to see this one to come out so early. Just late last week the studio released some official stills via EW, I posted one of them on my Comic-Con countdown post, and it seems as if just a few weeks ago I saw some fan-pics from various film set. Well, in any case, the teaser is here now …

My initial reaction is I dig it. I guess I’m already predisposed to liking it as I like Andrew Garfield and I think he’s a talented young actor, though perhaps he’s a bit too good looking for the role. Can’t really picture someone who looks like THAT as an awkward teen who’s not popular in high school, but I trust that he’ll make it work somehow. I also dig the origins story Marc Webb is going with this. Yes, I realize lots of people probably are muttering, ‘EVERYBODY knows Spidey’s origin, what’s the use in retelling that story over again?’ Well, be that as it may, I think there’s some potential storyline worth exploring here, such as what really happened to Peter Parker’s real parents. In the beginning of the trailer, we saw Peter’s dad talking to the him that it’d be safer for him to live with his aunt and uncle, so we’ll likely get more than a glimpse of his family’s backstory. As Spider-Man won’t be in the upcoming Marvel super combo pack The Avengers, not sure if there’ll be some references of  S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division).

Of course it’s too early to tell how the final product will turn out, but y’know, as someone who didn’t really care if I’d ever see another Spider-man movie again, I’m actually pretty intrigued now. It’s seems a lot darker, more brooding and less whimsical than the Sam Raimi versions but again, it’s only a teaser, given what Webb did in his debut film (500) Days of Summer, which is both funny and poignant, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Well, most of you probably have seen this by now, so what do you think? 

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22 thoughts on “THIS JUST IN! The Amazing Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

    1. Hi Markus, yeah i don’t mind the darker tone as well but i think some sense of whimsy and fun is necessary for this character so it shouldnt be as dark as Batman. We still might see that in the final movie, this is just a teaser after all.

  1. Sigh. I want to like it? But really, from the trailer, it just feels like stuff we’ve already seen before. I really liked Andrew Garfield in TSN, and I like Emma Stone, too, and Rhys Ifans, but I guess I just really don’t get why these “reboots” are necessary. Same old story about how H’wood mostly just wants to do what’s already been done and was successful, rather than break new ground.

    1. Hi Sam, yeah the cast is great isn’t it? I hear ya about it looking the same but i still think it’s different enough from Raimi’s version in terms of the tone. I think the reboot thing is gonna be most people’s gripe about this but i for one don’t mind it, in fact i sort of expected that.

    2. I’m in the same boat as bananaoilmovies. Plus, I get the sense from the trailer (likely intended) of a ‘Batman’ original vibe (what with the father and the hinted dark heart device in the trailer). If they’re intending to do something along those lines, to make it distinctly different from Raimi’s trilogy, then it’ll be another thing that’ll make it less interesting to me. I mean, it’ll just be a decade next year since ‘Spider Man’ debuted, and a re-boot was necessary? I’m just not buying into that, good cast or not. Thanks, Ruth.

  2. The trailer looks quite good but I’m really not into the idea of them changing the actors. That’s just weird!
    How on earth did the film that last part? Must be all digital?!

    1. Ahah, well as much as i like Tobey as Spidey but he’s getting too old for the role. Funny how much taller Andrew is compared to him though. As for CGI i’m sure there’ll be tons of those in this.

  3. I think it is so awesome that you and your husband are Comic-Con(ning) together.

    RE: The trailer
    Seeing Campbell Scott put a smile on my face. Also I like Andrew Garfield like others have said he is a pretty talented guy. Part of me has anger at this whole “reboot” when we still have Tobey fresh in our memories. I just hope that feeling does not tarnish what looks like a decent film with solid actors in it.

    1. Hi Luv, yeah it’s been fun n frustrating at the same time. We’ve been waiting in line for over an hr jus to get into the exhibit hall as its not even open yet 😀

      Oh wow i didnt recognize that was Campbell Scott! I like him in Singles n Dying Young, the funny thing is i think he looks like Tobey Maguire!

  4. the film rights for Spider-Man belongs to Sony, for X-Men belongs to Fox, and for Avengers (also for SHIELD) to Marvel Studios. so for now there is no chance that we will see them together in a film.

    1. Yeah I realize that, pity, I think it’d be an interesting topic to explore. Thanks for taking the time from casting out demons to leave a comment, John 😀

  5. It’s not terrible but it feels like a retread of Sam Raimi’s first movie, only with Andrew Garfield in some Twilight-ish teen angst. Have fun at Comic Con!

  6. I know I will be in the minority overall when I say this looks OK but I am just not feeling this reboot and I am apparently immune to Andrew Garfield. Rut-roh LOL 😉

    I can’t wait to see your pix though, Ruth! I was thinking about you all today & wondering what fantastical stuff you saw 🙂

    1. You won’t be immune if you were at Hall H that day, doll. He really is adorable, not because of his looks but his attitude and his humility, and plus he’s a wonderful actor.

        1. I should be his agent, eh? I’m starting to sound like a broken record here but humility (especially a genuine one) is rare in that business y’know, so it’s refreshing to see. Rhys Ifans on the other hand, seems like a big jerk, especially in regards to what happened before the panel.

  7. Ted S.

    I wasn’t too excited about this reboot but after seeing this teaser, I might check it out next summer. Like you I really enjoyed Mark Webb’s 500 Days of Summer.

    1. Yay Ted! I wasn’t excited for this reboot much at all either, but the casting sold me… and the trailer/clips sold me all the more. I have confidence in Marc Webb (what a perfect name to direct this franchise!)

  8. It is OK I guess. But I mean we already KNOW and i think everyone in the world knows that he got bit by a spider, do you think we could miss out on the first 20mins of back story please?????

    The First Person bit looks like an xbox game.

    I am firmly on the fence

  9. They are trying to do so much to be different from Raimi’s Spiderman yet staying truer to the comic. And I like that! from the webshooters, to The Lizard being one of the first villains he faced, to Gwen Stacy ahead of MJ, to including Pete’s parents in the film. I like all that they are doing so far and disagree with ya, Castor, on the “retread of Raimi withTwilight-ish teen angst.” ha, but then again, as you said, I may be biased. But this one is a lot truer to the comic!

    Can’t wait! Glad you’re having fun Ruth! Did you see The Avengers trailer??!!

    1. Yeah, what’s with the quip about comparing this to Twilight?! Not cool! No, there is no comparison… Peter Parker is awkward, kind of a loner, but he’s not mopey like everyone was in Twilight.

      Btw, yeah The Avengers trailer is awesome! Man, can’t wait to finally see the final film… and hopefully see a glimpse of a familiar face? 😉

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