A new trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man” arrived online yesterday, and not only did it give us a great look at the film’s villain, The Lizard, but it also offered up some additional footage that might be worth a second look for anyone interested in the webslinger’s return to the big screen.
Here are five scenes from “The Amazing Spider-Man” trailer that seemed extremely re-watchable — including one big question raised by a scene late in the trailer.
1. First-Person Peter Parker
Back in February, IFC got an early look at some footage from “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and one of the elements that stood out is a sequence that unfolded from a first-person perspective as Spider-Man traveled around New York City. It was a breath-taking scene that gave you a taste of what the world looked like through Peter Parker’s eyes as he was leaping, swinging, and flipping through the urban landscape. This brief scene at the 0:13 mark in the trailer is a piece of that larger sequence, and we’re hoping the final cut includes a nice chunk of that footage, as it was definitely a unique spin on presenting Spider-Man’s powers to the audience.
2. The Lizard!
The new trailer offers quite a bit of footage featuring The Lizard, the reptilian alter ego of Dr. Curt Conners and the primary villain of the film. We get our first look at him around the 0:17 mark, as Spider-Man tries to evade him on the roof of the Oscorp tower. It’s the first scene of many in the trailer, and a nice way to illustrate the villain’s bulky profile and savagery relative to Spider-Man’s skinny frame.
3. No Organic Webs Here, Thank You
Right around the 0:35 mark, there’s nice, close-up shot of Spider-Man’s mechanical web-shooters, an element of the film that draws directly from the character’s comic-book origin, and ignores the often-criticized organic web-slinging of the previous film franchise. While the clockwork-like gears of the web-shooter seem a bit fragile to survive a tussle with The Lizard, it will be interesting to see how they’re presented in the film. Keep an eye on Spider-Man’s wrists throughout the trailer, and you’ll notice a red light blinking on his wrist every time he shoots off a web.
4. Welcome Back, Spider-Snark
In the comics world, Spider-Man is known for his constant jokes and running commentary throughout any brawl he gets involved in — much to the annoyance of his fellow superheroes. Back in February, we described this scene as one of the great signs that Peter Parker is getting back to his snarky roots in Marc Webb’s reboot of the franchise. Around 1:01, when you hear Spider-Man say, “You’ve found my weakness! It’s small knives!” it’s hard not to crack a smile — which is exactly the sort of take on Spider-Man fans have been hoping to see on the big screen.
5. Who is that guy?
Okay, here’s one for the freeze-framers: who’s the character talking to Dr. Curt Conners around the 1:25 mark in the trailer? He comes out of the shadows and asks Conners, “Did you tell the boy about his father?” Could this be someone we’ll see more of in future films? Heck, let’s just ask it now: Is it Norman Osborn? It’s clearly someone who holds sway over the scientist and is privy to the greater story arc unfolding in the film. The mystery deepens…