There are a lot of comic book inspired films coming out this year, but the majority of the hype seems to be revolving around the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy and Joss Whedon’s helming The Avengers. What’s being left in the cold is the retelling of our beloved wisecracking hero in the Amazing Spider-Man. I actually frequently forget all about it, but with the new trailer now plastered all over the web, it’s hard not to see it as a contender to be the best superhero blockbuster of the year.
Nolan is a man we can rely on to make an awesome film, and the cast of The Avengers is filled with enormously talented actors, so what can Spider-Man bring to the table? Heart. It’s like the little movie that could.
All you really need to do is watch the surprise visit of Andrew Garfield at last years San Diego Comic Con to understand where this movie is coming from. The actor who will be taking on the role of Peter Parker spoke to the crowds about how much he loves the character and what Spider-Man means to him.
A film that understands its origin is bound to be successful and with a lead who adores the role he’s taking on, we can only expect great things to come of it… and oh yeah, the trailer is totally bitchin’.