(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
The official website for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man has gone live this week, revealing a bunch of brand-new images, as well as the official synopsis and some character descriptions, which promise that this film is the first of several in the works.
Something else that’s been noticed from the new website is that Irrfan Khan, originally said to be playing a character named Van Adder, is now credited as Dr. Ratha.
The Amazing Spider-Man also stars Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging Spider-Man and Emma Stone as his love-interest Gwen Stacy, as well as Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. It is set to open in 3D and 2D cinemas on 4th July, 2012, and here’s the official story line and character descriptions from the new site, as well as some of the new images below:
Like most teenagers his age, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he to be the person he is today. In his journey to put the pieces of his past together he uncovers a secret that his father held… a secret that will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man. This is the first in a series of movies that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story.
Ever since Peter’s parents disappeared 13 years ago, he has struggled to find his purpose in life. Now, on the brink of unlocking the mystery about what happened to them, he must face the ultimate challenge – one that has been created within the laboratories of Oscorp.
Smart, charismatic and rebellious, Gwen is the chief intern at Oscorp, a position she takes very seriously. But her life takes a complicated turn as she watches both her boyfriend, Peter, and her mentor, Dr. Connors, undergo radical transformations.
An esteemed police officer for over twenty years, Captain Stacy is the public face of the NYPD who leads the department’s investigation into Spider-Man’s vigilantism. The only thing Captain Stacy vows to protect more than the city is his family – and particularly his only daughter, Gwen.
Dr. Curt Connors
One of the leading scientific minds, Dr. Connors attempts to engineer a revolutionary regeneration serum to help re-grow limbs and human tissue. His motivations are unclear as to why he elects to be the first human test subject – but what becomes evident is that something goes horribly wrong.