The Lizard Strikes in New Trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

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Sony Pictures released a new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man and it gives us a better idea of some of the movie's major plot points. There's no doubt - director Marc Webb has created a vastly different Spider-Man universe than the one in the trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. In addition to the dark and brooding tone, it looks as though this movie will focus on the danger that donning the Spider-Man costume brings with it.

"I've made enemies, powerful enemies." 

That's what Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) says in a voice-over at the beginning of the clip. This could be alluding to Oscorp, the huge corporation that might somehow be connected to his parents' mysterious deaths, or maybe he means the entire New York City Police Department - or both.

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The trailer also reveals that Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), Pete's girlfriend and the daughter of a New York City Police Captain, knows his secret identity - at one point saying:

"You're a wanted man, Peter Parker. My father has 500 officers looking for you."   

In addition to some spectacular action scenes, the clip has several revealing moments with the main villain, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), AKA The Lizard. We learn that Connors has information that could help Pete finally learn what happened to his parents when Connors says:

"If you want the truth about your parents, Peter, come and get it." 

If that's not enough, the trailer reveals that Spider-Man faces an even greater threat when a newscaster says:

"There's been a biological attack on New York City."

The scene then shows a huge cloud emanating from a skyscraper and The Lizard spraying a green mist into the air. Could this be an attempt by Connors to turn the entire city into creatures like himself? 

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Most intriguing of all, at one point the clip hints that there's much more to Spider-Man's origin than we've been lead to believe. A scene shows someone (Connors?) pulling off Spidey's mask and asking: 

"Do you think what happened to you, Peter, was an accident? Do you have any idea what you really are?" 

Could this dialogue be referring to the work that Mr. and Mrs. Parker were doing for Oscorp before they died? Was Peter somehow genetically altered even before he was bitten by the spider? Whether or not that's the case, this trailer makes it clear that the filmmakers are setting up a layered story that will unfold over several installments. I can't wait to see what the opening chapter has in store. 

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