I made the Spider-Man sketch above for my nephews Matt and Will this last Christmas Holiday.  At three years old, they’re already big fans of the webhead! Wait until they find out I’m sitting on a treasure trove of Spidey comics spanning over twenty years of collecting! (And believe me, I’m kicking myself for parting with the first five years of my ASM collection back in college when I needed some spending cash!) But I digress, this post is about the new The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer…


So folks have been asking why we need a Spider-Man reboot. Well, aside from Sony wanting to hold onto the rights (lest it fall back into Disney’s/Marvel Studios hands, which wouldn’t be a bad thing, since they created the guy), there are a few things Sam Raimi gummed up which Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man gets right, which I’ll point out once you enjoy the trailer:



  • Gwen Stacy (in this case the lovely Emma Stone) was Peter’s first love. (Mary Jane may have known him first when they were kids, but Gwen was Peter’s first high school relationship. Not counting Betty Brant, but that’s another story.)
  • Andrew Garfield is even more Ditko-esque in appearance than Tobey Maguire! (And I suspect, probably sounds more like him too.)
  • Peter Parker was a science wiz and created his own webshooters. (Versus Raimi’s natural webshooters, which were cool, but I missed Parker’s inventiveness in his films. Spidey for me, has always been a bit of a gadgeteer.)
  • Doctor Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) finally gets to LIZ OUT! (As opposed to Dylan Baker’s Connors, who hovered in the last two Raimi films as Pete’s science professor/conscience.)
  • Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy. Raimi’s Stacy, James Cromwell, may look the part and have more gravitas, but Leary brings his whip-smart delivery and take-no-guff attitude to the table to give the character a fresh new take that I like. That and it looks like he’s got a much larger role in shaping Peter’s character, and the film.
  • Sally Field as Aunt May. What? Yes. Aunt May’s never looked hotter. (I mean no disrespect to Rosemary Harris, but I’ve had a thing for Sally Field since Smokey and the Bandit. I was so jealous of Burt Reynolds!) I realize this new film may have more to do with Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate version of Spider-Man, and if that includes a youngified Aunt May (and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben), then I have no choice but to give it a ringing endorsement!

Check out more at the official site: http://theamazingspiderman.com/





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