In the past week, a lot of attention has naturally been focused on one of next summer’s biggest blockbusters, The Dark Knight Rises, as we got the immense first full-length trailer that pretty much drops your jaw to the floor.
The Nolan brothers’ conclusion to their Batman trilogy is of course not the only superhero blockbuster we can look forward to next summer, with Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man hitting our cinemas two weeks earlier at the start of July.
We got our first look at the film when the trailer hit back in July this year, and since then we’ve seen plenty of great posters, images, and banners. Marvel have now put out half a dozen brilliant new images from the upcoming film, via ComicBookMovie.com, and they give us another awesome look at the film’s leads, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Webb is taking the films back to the beginning, withGarfielddonning the Spidey suit once worn by Tobey Maguire, and Stone playing Gwen Stacy this time around, rather than Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson. From what we’ve seen so far, the film looks to be a darker take on the superhero than the original three films, and I can’t wait to see what Webb’s done with it.
Along with Garfield and Stone, both of whom are very much deservedly rising young stars, the cast also includes Rhys Ifans as The Lizard, Martin Sheen and Sally Field as Ben and May Parker, Denis Leary as Captain Stacy, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, and Irrfan Khan as Dr. Ratha, with a script from Steve Kloves (the Harry Potter films), James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), and Alvin Sargent (Spider-Man 2 and 3).
Webb’s feature directorial debut, (500) Days of Summer, was so good, and pretty different to what I imagine The Amazing Spider-Man will be, which is yet another reason to be looking forward to this. I have a feeling the story is in safe hands. Garfield and Stone have been looking brilliant in their respective roles so far, and that only continues in these new images from the film. We’ll be getting it here in 3D next summer on 4th July, and if that isn’t a date already marked in your calendars, then set it down right now. And as usual with the first three and the last of these new images, click to enlarge.