Sony Pictures teased the latest incarnation of the web-slinging superhero, played by Andrew Garfield, months ahead of its July release date.
The Amazing Spider-Man trailer featured footage of Garfield as a charmingly awkward Peter Parker being bullied at school, testing out his new web-slinging gadgets and battling the villainous Lizard high above New York.
“I think there are a lot of things from the Spider-Man genre that haven’t yet been explored cinematically,” said director Marc Webb in Los Angeles.
“This movie really starts off with Peter Parker and his parents, which is something we’ve never really seen before, and I think that was something we were all really interested in exploring as filmmakers.”
Emma Stone, who plays love interest Gwen Stacey, told fans in Rio de Janeiro that Gwen and Mary Jane Watson, Parker’s girlfriend played by Kirsten Dunst in the previous films, are “polar opposites,” while Rhys Ifans said in London that his character, Dr. Curt Connors, who becomes the Lizard, has “a very complex and emotional” link to Parker.