'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer Swings In

Sony Pictures
The Amazing Spider-Man trailer is here and while it might be kinda light on action, it looks like director, Marc Webb, has a cool vision for Spidey. There's been grumbling from fans of the first Spidey trilogy ever since Webb  replaced Sam Raimi in the director's chair, but this clip should quiet some of the critics. Of course, the film stars  Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Pete's girl, Gwen Stacey, with a supporting cast including Sally Field and Martin Sheen.

Now, as for the trailer - it seems to show an origin story that's largely faithful to Spidey's comic book beginnings, but this time, Gwen Stacy works in the same lab as Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), who eventually becomes the villainous Lizard. Two things I like right away with this trailer - first, the origin story seems to include a bit of mystery as to what happened to Pete's parents, which opens a lot of story possibilities for the sequels to explore. Also, even though he doesn't say much here, I think I'm gonna dig Garfield's take on Peter Parker. He has a sullen, withdrawn expression - like a kid with a traumatic past, which refers back to the loss of his parents. Overall, I think this clip gives us a hint that Sony made a good call in hiring Webb to freshen and energize the Spidey franchise. Disagree? Lemme know what you think.

The Amazing Spider-Man opens on July 3, 2012 (USA)