Fans looking to enter theaters fresh for the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man” better start looking the other way right now, because Columbia Pictures has finally released an official synopsis for the upcoming superhero movie. While the plot description stays pretty true to what we know about the film already, it does offer some new tidbits of information about how Peter Parker’s journey takes shape. Here’s the synopsis of what Columbia is called “the untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story” in full:
“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.