“The Amazing Spider-Man” swings into theaters next summer but director Marc Webb and his distinguished cast — which includes the aforementioned Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as ill-fated Gwen Stacey — are already hard at work on crafting that radioactive Spider-Man’s latest big-screen outing.
Want proof? Just check out the latest photo of Garfield as the wall-crawler, as debuted on the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly!
Several more photos and interviews with the cast and crew are on their way, but for now, we’ve got this great look at Peter Parker, as well as confirmation from EW that, yes, Ifans is playing Curt Connors, “who, in an experiment gone wrong, transforms into one of Spider-Man’s most formidable foes ever, the Lizard.”
“I related to Peter Parker [Spidey’s alter ego] so much because I felt like someone else inside,” Garfield tells EW in the new issue, referring to his childhood exposure to the character. “I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.”
Webb adds an interesting note that summarizes his vision for the film: “Ultimately what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that’s a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen before.” There’s also talk about how this “Spider-Man” promises to be a “more contemporary,” “more gritty,” and “more character-driven” take than previous versions of the character, but we’ve heard that before—and all the photos we’ve seen, this one included, only drive that point home even further.
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