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"The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012)

Details on "The Amazing Spider-Man" including movie review, photos, trailer, cast, and "Spider-Man" news for this action drama starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Denis Leary and Martin Sheen, and directed by Marc Webb.

The Plot: The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
  1. Andrew Garfield
  2. Emma Stone

Movie Review
Is this reboot actually "amazing"? Read our review to find out: Full Review

Photo Gallery
Andrew Garfield dons the classic blue and red Spidey costume in these photos from "The Amazing Spider-Man" which also feature Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

Emma Stone Press Conference
Emma Stone got so caught up in researching her role as a student really into science that now she wants to go back to college and learn even more.

Director Marc Webb and Emma Stone Interview
Interview with Marc Webb and Emma Stone on the story, Gwen Stacy, the "Spider-Man" comics, and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" Trailer #2
After a special sneak preview of footage, Sony released this second full-length trailer featuring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, and Rhys Ifans.

Big, Big Box Office
(July 2012) All those worries about this reboot not drawing in moviegoers were unfounded. Read on...

Exclusive Interview with Emma Stone
Emma Stone gets to go back to school with her starring role as Gwen Stacy in this 2012 reboot of the popular franchise.

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb Interview
(July 2011) The film's stars and director Marc Webb (handling his first superhero film) talked about what we can expect from this latest entry in the "Spider-Man" mythology.

Marc Webb Press Conference
Why did director Marc Webb choose Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and why is now the right time to bring the franchise back to life?

Interview with Denis Leary
Exclusive interview with Denis Leary on being a part of this blockbuster franchise and working in 3D.

Andrew Garfield Interview
In our interview with the new Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield explains what sets his Peter Parker apart and why it's okay that they're doing the origin story once again.

Film Trailer
(July 20, 2011) Sony quickly put an end to the pirated trailer that made its way onto the internet, but just as quickly replaced it with the legitimate legal version. Take a look and see what you think of this reboot of the franchise: Watch the trailer

Film Poster
Poster tagline: "The untold story"

Exclusive Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach Interivew
The producers give us the scoop on the 3D and the franchise.

Spidey's Villain Cited for Bad Behavior
(July 2011) Spidey villain Rhys Ifans didn't exactly win over any new fans with his behavior at the San Diego Comic Con.

Kirsten Dunst Says She'll Watch the New "Spider-Man"
(Nov 2010) While doing the LA press roundtables in support of "All Good Things," Kirsten Dunst was asked how she feels about Sony's decision to reboot the franchise with a new cast and new director. Read the article...

Andrew Garfield Gives a "Spider-Man" Update
(Dec 2010) Andrew Garfield loves Spider-Man, loves beings Spider-Man, and can't wait for everyone to see the new take on the comic superhero.

Movie Credits
A list of the actors and crew, the rating, running time, and release date.

Inside "Spider-Man" with Andrew Garfield
(Sep 2010) Andrew Garfield tells The Hollywood Reporter that the lead role in "The Amazing Spider-Man" is the role he's been just waiting to play.

"Spider-Man 4" Has a Real Title
(Feb 2011) We have a title and it's not even a difficult, lengthy one - or one with numbers! "Spider-Man 4" is now "The Amazing Spider-Man."

Martin Sheen and Sally Field Join the Spidey Fun
(Nov 2010) Spidey's found his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, roles played by Cliff Robertson and Rosemary Harris in the previous "Spider-Man" films.

Emma Stone Joins "The Amazing Spider-Man"
(Oct 2010) She's not Mary Jane. In fact, Mary Jane doesn't play a major role in this reboot. But Emma Stone will definitely be handling a leading lady of the Spidey universe.

Denis Leary Added to the Cast
(Nov 2010) Denis Leary is ready to get all fatherly in the 2012 "Spider-Man" movie.

James Vanderbilt Will Write "Spider-Man" Sequel
(Mar 2011) Sony has a lot of faith in the 2012 "Spider-Man," so much so that the sequel's moving forward before "Spider-Man" is even released.

Rhys Ifans Nabs Villain Role
(Oct 2010) Although the studio is trying to keep exactly who he'll be playing underwraps, it was revealed that Rhys Ifans will play the major villain in director Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" story.

Who Will Be Spider-Man's Girlfriend?
(Aug 2010) The field has apparently narrowed to five actress who could play Andrew Garfield's girlfriend. But who are the five and what role will the lucky lady be playing???

An Overview of the "Spider-Man" Franchise
Check out this video on the history of the "Spider-Man" film franchise.

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