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?