A brand spanking new teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man popped up very recently and the theme of next year’s superhero movies seem to be black and white. First The Dark Knight Rises earns a brooding dark teaser poster and now this one from Sony for Amazing Spider-Man. I gotta say it works though. You can’t deny it. This is a very well made poster with a great tagline that peaks my interest.
It’s not everyday that a reboot comes along that is within a decade of the original. The only one I can recall is The Incredible Hulk, which is a good example of how a reboot can impressively improve upon the original. When it comes down to Spider-Man though, there are some big shoes to fill when you are trying to reboot a franchise that has collectively gained over two-billion dollars worldwide in box office ticket sales.
Without Sam Raimi behind the helm, we are going to get a brand new take on everyone’s favorite web-slinging hero. And based off this tagline, “the untold story,” I am intrigued to find out how different they are going to make Peter Parker’s origins. I don’t think I am going to hate it because after what Marc Webb did (500) Days of Summer I believe in his directing abilities.
I have never read the Ultimate Spider-Man comics that this universe is based off of, but with no more Mary Jane ginger in the picture, one is to wonder how things will work out with blonde-haired Gwen Stacy. I’ve been completely OK with Andrew Garfield in the new Spider-Man garb since he first appeared in it awhile back. Check out the first teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man if you are interested to see everything come together.
The design for this poster is perfect. It says so much in such a simplistic way. I love the new design of the spider too. It is just the perfect teaser for a highly anticipated movie.
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Thanks to SuperHeroHype for the picture.