The first minute-and-a-half is a version of a single action sequence in the film, with The Lizard hurling cars off a bridge and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man catching them. It's seriously truncated, obviously edited down from a much more substantial action scene, evidenced by the jumps forward, the exceedingly brief look at the Lizard's extremities, and the oh-so brief presence of Irrfan Khan. Still, it hits some satisfying beats and serves as further evidence that Andrew Garfield is on this role like sprinkles on a donut.
After that first sequence, this super preview is almost exactly the same as the theatrical trailer released earlier this month, albeit with one humorous note added at the end.
In just the same that I like how we see Spidey sporting a backpack, it tickles me to see Peter arrive on the scene in his street clothes and change into his super-outfit on the spot. The reveal of the Spider-symbol on his back evokes the classic Christopher Reeve-Superman reveal just enough to suggest some potent heroics. And as much as it irks many folks to see so much of Peter removing his mask with such indiscretion, at least it's given a good reason here.
Anyways, Marc Webb directs his sophomore feature, following up 2009's (500) Days of Summer. He's working from a screenplay with contributions from James Vanderbilt, Steve Kloves, and possibly some others as well.
Garfield stars as our new Parker, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, who got much play in two new viral videos seen earlier today. The supporting cast includes Sally Field as Aunt May, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz as Pete's long-gone parents, and Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson.
The Amazing Spider-Man arrives on July 3rd.