New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Poster Focuses On Emma Stone

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We've said it before, but it bears repeating: "The Amazing Spider-Man" is much more than just an epic battle between Spidey and The Lizard. Sure, there's plenty of that kind of action, but this is also a story about the budding romance between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, the blonde bombshell who our hero first fell in love with way before Mary Jane ever entered the picture.

The latest poster for "The Amazing Spider-Man" makes this heartfelt connection abundantly clear. Where Spidey has dominated the marketing presence before, Emma Stone's Gwen steps into the spotlight with today's poster, staring deep into those oh-so dreamy bug-eyes with all the intensity of a true MTV Trailblazer.

Check out the full poster past the jump!

We've been talking to the "Spider-Man" stars recently, and Andrew Garfield has had lots of kind words for the woman who plays Gwen, his real-life girlfriend.

"We got on really well as people, in between [takes]," said the actor. "That was the fun stuff: In between, we'd just mess around, and I felt, 'Ah, this is different.' I wasn't really aware what was happening in the screen test. She keeps you on your toes, and that wakes you up. That was the beginning."

"Obviously I was so happy that she got the role and decided to do it," he added. "[Working with Stone] were the days I'd look forward to, you know? For Peter as well, because Peter goes through some horrible stuff in the movie. There's some joy to be had when experiencing his first love."

The "Spider-Man" reboot swings into theaters on July 3, 2012.

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