Marvel Studios has launched the official website for "The Amazing Spider-Man". Along with it, the studio unleashed several brand new images of the highly anticipated superhero flick as well as revealed more details of the plot and the key characters.
There are some fresh photos that see Peter Parker wearing his casual jacket, with one picture featuring him talking to his girlfriend Gwen Stacy at the school corridor. In other stills, the lead character is seen embracing his alter ego and getting into action complete with his full costume.
In the official character details, Peter Parker is described as a young man who struggles to find his purpose in life since his parents were gone 13 years ago. On the brink of unlocking the mystery about what happened to them, he must face the ultimate challenge, one that has been created within the laboratories of Oscorp.
His girlfriend Gwen, meanwhile, is featured as a "smart, charismatic and rebellious" girl who is also Oscorp's chief intern, a position she takes very seriously. However, her life takes a complicated turn as she watches both her boyfriend Peter and her mentor Dr. Connor undergo radical transformations.
The supervillain, Dr. Connors a.k.a The Lizard, is said as "one of the leading scientific minds" who attempts to engineer a revolutionary regeneration serum to help re-grow limbs and human tissue. His motivation, however, is unclear as to why he elects to be the first human test subject, but what becomes evident is that something goes horribly wrong.
Additionally, Gwen's father, Captain Stacy, is described as "an esteemed police officer for over twenty years." He is the public face of the NYPD who leads the department's investigation into Spider-Man's vigilantism. The only thing Captain Stacy vows to protect more than the city is his family and particularly his only daughter, Gwen.
To arrive in the U.S. theaters on July 3, 2012, "The Amazing Spider-Man" puts its focus on Peter. Like most teenagers his age, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he to be the person he is today. In his journey to put the pieces of his past together he uncovers a secret that his father held. The secret will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man.
Tackling the directorial duty is Marc Webb with James Vanderbilt penning the script. Andrew Garfield plays Peter a.k.a Spider-Man, Emma Stone portrays Gwen, Rhys Ifans stars as Dr. Connor a.k.a The Lizard, and Denis Leary tackles the part of Captain Stacy.