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05.01.2012

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While these really don't tell us anything new about the story per se, they do further cement to me that the version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man we're getting in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is definitely the child of a post-DARK KNIGHT world. 

Official Amazing Spider-Man picture 1

Official Amazing Spider-Man picture 2

Beyond the discussion of whether "grit and darkness" is the true tonal path a Spider-Man story should take, I think do think that it is genuinely important to explore and show how this kid, who is still a superhero with great responsibility, is also human both inside and out.  And suffering, bodily harm, doubt, turmoil, confusion, and the pull between the forces of power, responsibility, compassion, love, and anger? The inclusion of all of these things serves to make Spider-Man something more than a symbol. They make him a man.

And that fallible and naive humanity is, to me, the true draw of Spider-Man.  Well that, and his ability to have a wisecrack for everything.  So hopefully that quality has found its way into THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as well and they're just holding it back in favor of selling the action instead. 

Spidey swings into your friendly neighborhood cinema July 3rd, and you can look for a new trailer this Thursday.

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Extra Tidbit: Because I'm obsessive and excited by the creative team behind this movie, I'm already wondering what the sequel might be called. Any ideas?

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6:26AM on 05/02/2012
tidbit: WEBSLINGER: We Threw This Together So We Wouldn't Lose The Film Rights!

This is horribly bad timing for this movie, I could be wrong because I often am, but I am not seeing a sequel in this movie's future more of another Hulk/Superman Returns kind of reboot, yet again.
tidbit: WEBSLINGER: We Threw This Together So We Wouldn't Lose The Film Rights!

This is horribly bad timing for this movie, I could be wrong because I often am, but I am not seeing a sequel in this movie's future more of another Hulk/Superman Returns kind of reboot, yet again.
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12:16AM on 05/02/2012
The Amazingier Spider-Man: Redemption!
The Amazingier Spider-Man: Redemption!
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5:58PM on 05/01/2012

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The Amazing Spider-Man Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man Rises
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4:06PM on 05/01/2012
Web of Spiderman, the Spectacular Spiderman, and the Sensational Spiderman.
Web of Spiderman, the Spectacular Spiderman, and the Sensational Spiderman.
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3:15PM on 05/01/2012
Just follow the comics...The Sensational Spider-Man. Not that hard.
Just follow the comics...The Sensational Spider-Man. Not that hard.
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3:13PM on 05/01/2012
thanks for nothing.
thanks for nothing.
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2:40PM on 05/01/2012
Still not a fan of this film. Could surprise me and end up being great, but I can't get behind this whole 'dark and gritty' story they're going for. What I've always liked best is that Spiderman isn't about gloominess or some dark backstory, but rather about a kid who wanted to have a place in society and found himself at the highest peak of it. Yes, darkness and gritty has always existed in the Marvel universe, but Spiderman has always been a bit of a source of light in that aspect. I mean,
Still not a fan of this film. Could surprise me and end up being great, but I can't get behind this whole 'dark and gritty' story they're going for. What I've always liked best is that Spiderman isn't about gloominess or some dark backstory, but rather about a kid who wanted to have a place in society and found himself at the highest peak of it. Yes, darkness and gritty has always existed in the Marvel universe, but Spiderman has always been a bit of a source of light in that aspect. I mean, they tried dark Spiderman in Spiderman 3, and look what happened there.
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1:35PM on 05/01/2012

If I remember correctly...

The TOO MUCH psycho-analysis of Spidey's humanity and self-doubt, not mention moping & weeping in the first two SpiderMans were what ultimately gave us the Dancing Emo-Peter Parker, didn't it? IMO, enough with the doubt and turmoil and mopiness! After three movies worth of humanity of Spidey, I now just want a wisecracking Spidey who already delt with his responsibilities & limitations, and actually trys to have some FUN with what he has to do everyday. This should've totally been like The
The TOO MUCH psycho-analysis of Spidey's humanity and self-doubt, not mention moping & weeping in the first two SpiderMans were what ultimately gave us the Dancing Emo-Peter Parker, didn't it? IMO, enough with the doubt and turmoil and mopiness! After three movies worth of humanity of Spidey, I now just want a wisecracking Spidey who already delt with his responsibilities & limitations, and actually trys to have some FUN with what he has to do everyday. This should've totally been like The Incredible Hulk, which after the whining & weeping in The Hulk, accepts who he is and trys to make the best with an impossible situation, not to mention done with the origin story in the FIRST FIVE MINUTES! Not much expectation here for it right now, really.
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1:07PM on 05/01/2012

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

They'll swap out "amazing" for something else whenever they reboot the series in seven years.
They'll swap out "amazing" for something else whenever they reboot the series in seven years.
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11:32AM on 05/01/2012

Hmmm.

Im 34 and have been a spiderman fan for all my life, but i really not feeling what has been done with this movie. The origin again, the costume, his hair. I never felt Tobey should have been spiderman, but he also didnt do a terrible job at it. Should of done the incredible hulk style of reboot instead of starting over, hell i wish the movie rights would go back to marvel so they could possibly add him as a cameo or full cast member in a Avengers movie. That would be nice.
Im 34 and have been a spiderman fan for all my life, but i really not feeling what has been done with this movie. The origin again, the costume, his hair. I never felt Tobey should have been spiderman, but he also didnt do a terrible job at it. Should of done the incredible hulk style of reboot instead of starting over, hell i wish the movie rights would go back to marvel so they could possibly add him as a cameo or full cast member in a Avengers movie. That would be nice.
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11:29AM on 05/01/2012

I predict the title will be

The Amazingly Amazing Spidermen. There will be two Spiderman's: Andrew Garfield and Stan Lee!!!
The Amazingly Amazing Spidermen. There will be two Spiderman's: Andrew Garfield and Stan Lee!!!
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11:20AM on 05/01/2012
I'm really excited for this film. I'm more excited for Avengers and Dark Knight Rises, but once I see those in theaters about 5 times each I will be all about The Amazing Spider Man.

I hope it does well. I loved going to the theater and seeing a new Spider Man film once every couple of years.
I'm really excited for this film. I'm more excited for Avengers and Dark Knight Rises, but once I see those in theaters about 5 times each I will be all about The Amazing Spider Man.

I hope it does well. I loved going to the theater and seeing a new Spider Man film once every couple of years.
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11:12AM on 05/01/2012
Maybe its me, but Prometheus, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers are all anyone seems to be talking about...is there any buzz or true excitement about this film at all?
Maybe its me, but Prometheus, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers are all anyone seems to be talking about...is there any buzz or true excitement about this film at all?
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11:36AM on 05/01/2012
Thats a good point, cuz i cant wait to see all those movies you mentioned, im sure they will step it up after the Avengers hype dies down
Thats a good point, cuz i cant wait to see all those movies you mentioned, im sure they will step it up after the Avengers hype dies down
6:20AM on 05/02/2012
Nope
Nope
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10:47AM on 05/01/2012

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The Batman movies started out using "Batman" in the title, then they broke that formality by using one of his nicknames as a movie title: "The Dark Knight". Therefore the next Spider-Man movie should do the same thing, use a nickname.

Coming to a theater near you in 2015: "Web-head"!
The Batman movies started out using "Batman" in the title, then they broke that formality by using one of his nicknames as a movie title: "The Dark Knight". Therefore the next Spider-Man movie should do the same thing, use a nickname.

Coming to a theater near you in 2015: "Web-head"!
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10:29AM on 05/01/2012
there are so many flicks coming out this summer i'm jazzed about and this is one of them. i hated the idea of a reboot so soon but the more i see the more i like.

there have been some darker spidey storylines and he can lend himself to that darker tone very well, but even in those darker storylines he still cracked wise and never lost his humanity which is the major draw for as well.

my favourite thing was when spidey had the flu but had to go out and stop some baddie...i'm blanking on
there are so many flicks coming out this summer i'm jazzed about and this is one of them. i hated the idea of a reboot so soon but the more i see the more i like.

there have been some darker spidey storylines and he can lend himself to that darker tone very well, but even in those darker storylines he still cracked wise and never lost his humanity which is the major draw for as well.

my favourite thing was when spidey had the flu but had to go out and stop some baddie...i'm blanking on the details right now...but you get the point.
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10:23AM on 05/01/2012
Avengers,Prometheus,and TDKR...This movie is not even on my radar. I literally keep forgetting this movie is coming out
Avengers,Prometheus,and TDKR...This movie is not even on my radar. I literally keep forgetting this movie is coming out
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9:49AM on 05/01/2012
I'm saying this will be the surprise of the summer. Avengers is rocking and TDKR will make its billions. This movie is going to have a 200mill+ opening weekend easy. Clips have shown the smart-ass side of Parker, so this won't be TDK in a Spidey outfit.
I'm saying this will be the surprise of the summer. Avengers is rocking and TDKR will make its billions. This movie is going to have a 200mill+ opening weekend easy. Clips have shown the smart-ass side of Parker, so this won't be TDK in a Spidey outfit.
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9:47AM on 05/01/2012
ET: Spectacular Spider-Man or Web Of Spider-Man would be logical.
And when/if the rights go back to Marvel: Avenging Spider-Man, of course!
ET: Spectacular Spider-Man or Web Of Spider-Man would be logical.
And when/if the rights go back to Marvel: Avenging Spider-Man, of course!
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9:44AM on 05/01/2012
This looks great, and I agree with you about the team behind this. At first, I was concerned, but now it's blowing me away.
This looks great, and I agree with you about the team behind this. At first, I was concerned, but now it's blowing me away.
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9:35AM on 05/01/2012
Extra tidbit: Since the first one is The Amazing, the sequel has to be "The Spectacular Spider-Man".
Extra tidbit: Since the first one is The Amazing, the sequel has to be "The Spectacular Spider-Man".
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