The release of Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is just a few weeks away, and as the tension mounts to discover if indeed the film will be any good, a load of new promotional material has arrived. Today we have not one, not two, but three new TV spots, with the majority of them focusing on Spider-Man the vigilante.
As well as the TV spots we also get a two minute featurette looking at Rhys Ifans playing Dr Curt Connors, and his eventual mutation into The Lizard. It offers some new footage and some interesting discussions with some of the cast. You can see all the videos at the bottom of this post.
We also have a very small piece of news about the possible link with The Amazing Spider-Man, and how it will lead into Josh Trank’s upcoming Venom movie. The films producers Ari Arad and Matthew Tolmach were recently interviewed in New York, and Hollywood.com got some interesting information out of them. Tolmach stated that both Spider-Man and Venom’s worlds would be the same: ”Look for the worlds to make sense with one another”
He then went further in explaining about Eddie Brock, AKA Venom: ”It’s an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock’s story. But again, pseudo-sceince is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spiderwebs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie.”
Whether The Amazing Spider-Man is successful or not, there is already a huge buzz around the movie world of the Venom movie, especially since Chronicle director Josh Trank is involved.
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“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”
By Matt Wavish