New Picture, Synopsis and Wallpapers from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’


Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man
Photo: Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures has debuted the new image you see above of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the forthcoming The Amazing Spider-Man along with two new wallpapers, which I’ve included at the bottom of this post. One features Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey and the other is an action shot of Spidey with a tagged “Daily Bugle” billboard in the background.

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, 2012 and along with this new image we also have the new official synopsis for the film:

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (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 (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 (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.

So there you have it. The story in full detail and I would bet a new trailer is on the way very soon.

Check out the two wallpapers below and give them a click for the full-sized version, and to browse my full gallery of images from The Amazing Spider-Man click here.