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New Teaser Poster For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Casts A Long, Arachnid Shadow!


Beaks here...

Courtesy of SuperHeroHype, here's your first look at the new teaser poster for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. It's dark, shadowy, and boasts that Marc Webb's reboot will tell "The Untold Story". I dig the design - even though it doesn't convey the playful nature of Andrew Garfield's take on our friendly neighborhood webslinger (which was certainly the highlight of the Comic Con presentation). But there'll be plenty of time to sell Garfield. For now, be teased!

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  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    First. Do.Not.Like.

    by Franck

    At all.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    The untold story..

    by Franck

    that was told exactly the same way before.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by Franck

    I am not teased. At all. Sorry.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Really good poster

    by RoarsLoudly

    But the tag line sucks royally!

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    why do we need a spiderman reboot?

    by wormcheck

    what was wrong with Raimi's??

  • like, if they just went back to him in high school, but without rehashing the origin stuff.... that would be cool. I could get behind that. The fact that it's another origin story is what sucks all the excitement out of it for me. I really just do not care.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    A bit of a cliché in terms of design....

    by Gabba-UK

    but well executed I have to say.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    is that......Brian Cox???!!!

    by wormcheck

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Seriously, of All The Tag Lines In The World

    by Crow3711

    They go with the one that is both completely untrue and will make everyone, from nerds to people who just like movies groan. That's just stupid. Untold story. Who is that stupid?

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by batmancw

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Most unneeded "reboot" ever.

    by Cureguy

    Raimi's was fine. Dang, can't they wait at least a decade before they try and remake something. That is how bad it has gotten in Hollyweird. Sheesh. Money grubbing bastards.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    always "shadowy"

    by wormcheck

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    yeah that's bollox

    by D o o d

    I prefer less gimmicky posters. Good ideas, but less gimmicky! As for the tagline "The Untold Story" - er Duh, cause it's made up!

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    YOUTUBE GO HERE NOW com/watch?v=BhE-F8Zw-3o

    by okay here


  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    by okay here

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    The untold story you've been told 25 times already...

    by Quake II

    Between the 5 or so animated Spider-Man shows, 1970's live-action series, live-action movie and countless comic versions, the Peter Parker origin story has become almost annoying at this point. This is definately a way to save money by not having to use special f/x for the first half of the film. Guaranteed.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    GO NOW

    by okay here

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by okay here

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by professor murder

    Totally! heheh J/K, but seriously, the 'untold' story? Uuhhhhh, I'm pretty sure what is in this movie has been told(from what we've seen already)...

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Sam Rami should direct THOR 2

    by zillabeast

    Stick it to Sony goood

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    The Untold Story: He's a Moody Bitch

    by Simpsonian

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by Tom Fremgen

    Thanks for the crazy pointless dance music

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Most *NEEDED* reboot ever

    by Mugato5150

    You all don't know the whole legal thing? If they don't slap together a Spider-Man movie every so often then the rights go back from Sony to Marvel and Spidey would be able to play with the other Marvel characters like Iron Man and the Avengers. So Pete gets bitten by a Spider every 10 years and you saps will eat it up.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I wanted a Spidey 4 with Tobey and jaggy mouth

    by john

    Cheapo Sony dick skins

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    so what's the Untold Story?...Aunt May gets raped?

    by Titus05

    are they changing the origin of Peter Parker's transformation?...if not the poster is lying...they're just trying to copy the Dark Knight's 'dark' take on the character

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    no problem

    by okay here

    Yeah, sex is a reflection.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    If Emma Stone gets naked I'll see this. Otherwise, no way.

    by Quake II

    I suggest everyone at least skip the first weekend to hurt the initial opening numbers. Wait a week, no big deal. Tell your friends, facebook and tweet it etc. That way Sony may just drop the franchise and Marvel can use Spidey for stuff.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Turn off the suck

    by harrys_site_sucks

    Too late

  • I have a problem with that more than the tagline for some reason. It would be sweet if it was a completely new take of on SM. It would piss everyone off I'm sure but at least the tag line wouldn't be a godawful lie in the face of fans.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Best Buy


    where you can buy electronics for prices 30% higher than anywhere else

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Does Peter Parker have a vagina in this new one too?

    by Quake II

    The Tobey Maguire one sure did. The ONLY good think about this reboot is that Snaggletooth aka Dunst has been replaced with an actual pretty actress.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    That's not Brian Cox...

    by Mattman

    That's just his shadow.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    And that's a badass poster

    by Mattman

    But, you guys are just so cool that nothing impresses you! Wish I could be a cool, cynical fuck too!

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    George Lazenby, Uh, I Mean, Andrew Garfield...

    by THX1968

    This is gonna suck. Haven't seen a single promising thing, especially the Spidey Shoes! Yay! Silver booties!! They gave the implacable fanboys mechanical web shooters and some shoes!

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I guess Alicia Witt's too old to play Mary Jane now

    by Mugato5150

    like she should have 10 years ago.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    If you think that's a badass poster...

    by The Puma Man

    than you must be 10 years old.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Tobey is Parker

    by CullenisPrime

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by lochkray

    Ahhhhh! That makes sense now. I couldn't figure that one out. Sony's latest approach reeked of desperation, and I couldn't, for the life of me, understand why they were handling Spidey the way they are. But your answer makes sense: Rights reversion. I understand that's why there's a crappy Hellraiser direct-to-DVD movie every couple of years or so. The Weinstien Co. is obligated to make a movie, or they loose the rights to the franchise, and figure there might be some potential with it if they figure out what to do with it. Soooo sad that, it appears, the same thing is happening to Spiderman. Hopefully, the contract requires a cinema film to be released, and eventually Sony will have to quit making them due to decreasing returns, and the rights will go back to Marvel. Who, thus far, have proven capable at handling their own product in the movies.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Tobey is Parker... without any of the funny

    by Mattman


  • Dec. 9, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    the only reason this is getting made...

    by NuckyThompson

    is because otherwise, if Sony hadnt come up with a new spiderman movie now, they would have lost the rights to the franchise. And they want their cash-cow in the Sony barn.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Don't mind the tagline, if..

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    They actually do come up with something new. I like the poster, but I'm convinced the villain is going to be lame.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    the_puma_man, yes, I'm 10 years old

    by Mattman

    Which means I've been posting on AICN since I was -1. But you're just too cool to like anything. I get it. God, I wish I was as cool as you. I might have to gain a few pounds and move back in with my parents, but it's a small price to pay for being cool.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Lahey

    I never thought I would see the day where I was totally meh about a new Spider-Man movie. Origin again? He's been around since the goddamn 60's for shits sake. Set the story in a world where he's well established, where he is SPIDER-MAN. You could handle his origin in a 30 second flashback.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Raimi's Spidey movies really bring out the defensive douches

    by Mattman

    Reminds me of the Hangover. I said I didn't think the first movie was all that, and some TB asshole tried to stick his dick in my ass over it. I'm SO sorry I don't like cartoony gumby effects and mongoloid Tobey Maguire and prematurely aged Kristen Dunst... really I am. Goddamn this is some good rum.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Lahey

    Shit poster. Good idea, terrible execution.


  • You know, the one about the geek in high school that gets bitten by a radioactive spider? LOL. What I wonder is what the hell these comic movies producers are going to do when they run out of decent comic stories from the 80s to adapt? More remakes hopefully! There hasn't been a "groundbreaking" comic run since the Bendis effect (boring, decompressed stories, sitcom humor, page after page of talking heads, writing for trade because instead he's a "real writer" who is into Mamet and Sorkin and reading plays, etc) took over comics as a medium and sales have steadily plummetted.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Don't worry you'll be cool some day...

    by The Puma Man

    you just need to wait until you actually have good taste in movies.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Haters gonna hate.

    by Nerd Rage

    Go watch that piece of shit Spider-man 3 again.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    So we've seen the Lizard and Peter research his parents?

    by Nerd Rage

    No? Then it is untold, shut the fuck up.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Cool poster

    by Monolith_Jones

    And I expect this to be better than at least one Raimi film, and maybe all of them

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Nice idea, terrible poster

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    Something like this would be better realized on the cover of a comic book undoubtedly but dealing within reality (as far as a film is concerned) it just looks like absolute crap.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    the untold story.

    by vulturess

    AGAIN. and i think the poster sucks cuz ive never seen a building like that in nyc. ot anywhere else.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I saw Spider-Man in 2002.

    by F-18

    Don't feel the need to see it again ten years later.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure the poster is SUPPOSED to play with perspective

    by Sardonic

    That said, I agree that it's a good idea in theory that doesn't really work once it's realized.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by GulDucati

    Sony loses the rights to Spidey if they don't make a movie every x number of years as per their contract. That's the one and only reason for this movie, which I hope tanks so that the rights revert back to Marvel.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Gotta agree the execution could be much better.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Like the idea, though.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Raimi fans have three fucking movies to watch

    by Nerd Rage

    Stop being greedy.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    the untold story?

    by john

    right before being bit by a radioactive spider, parker was molested by jerry sanduski see it up on the screen

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    So we watch Peter Parker get bit by a radioactive spider, AGAIN.

    by SmokingRobot

    Untold? Hardly.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    the problem with the organic web shooting thing

    by john

    never explained why the webs came from his wrists spiders shoot webbing from their asses and im still trying to figure out, how the fuck he can walk on walls, when his hands and feet are covered

  • They must have been jonesing to use that tagline.....meh.... Should say The Ultimate Story....

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    The Untold Story?

    by SchwarzenGollum

    What is this, a VH1 "Behind the Music" special, starring Spider-Man?

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    The poster sucks

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    This movie will suck. Harry sucks. AICN sucks. Michael Bay sucks. Fuck movies, fuck all of you. I'm out.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I am so sick of you complainers

    by Robert79797979

    If you're so convinced that you're gonna hate the movie, don't go see it, but stop coming here and making everything so goddamn negative.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    blow ur mind

    by LastButNotLeastNinja

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by Nerd Rage


  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    restyles, at least one spider has spinnerets in its limbs

    by OutsideChance

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    But anyway, all that poster says to me "we ripped off Nolan"

    by OutsideChance

    Grim and gritty Spidey?

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    What was the first movie to do the alter ego shadow thing?

    by Henri Pouper

    I wanted to say Phantom Menace, but then I remembered The Omen. Any movie do that before 1976?

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    are there NO non-origin stories?

    by fireclown

    Could we do another storyline? I'm just going to throw out the idea of the symbyote story where it took over manhattan. ANYTHING. It's like watching Mr and Mrs Wayne get killed over and over.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by awardgiver

    no thanks

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Grim and gritty, yes but at least Spider-man uses wisecracks

    by Nerd Rage

    and, you know, acts like Spider-man.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    the untold story..of his parents..boooooring

    by alienindisguise

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    ha ha


    it looks almost exactly like the Dark Knight Rises poster.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    If I see those pearls hit the ground one more Goddamned time...

    by Mugato5150

    Oh wait, that would be the Batman: Rebooted movie that should be out in 2016.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Nice design- shitty photoshop

    by don

    Could've used a little finesse with the shadow aroun the figure- makes this look like something some kid did for fun.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    The Untold Story surely is a reference to the parents

    by BlackBauer0320

    Yes, this is an origin story. Doesn't mean it can't be a lot different. Does everyone complain about the part in Batman Begins where he becomes Batman again? And god forbid Christopher Nolan ever make a bad movie or else we won't have anyone to compare every new poster and trailer to. I, for one, am looking forward to this because it has some genuinely likable people in it, and I worry more about that when I decide on what movies to see than I do about sending a message to greedy movie studios. Guaranteed if this gets good reviews, MOST of you will see it.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    LA faking for NY

    by cekma

    Is going to look terrible

  • Bob Kane & Bill Finger said Bats was a master of ninjitsu...... It only took 6 movies to figure that in....

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    holy shit can we go more wrong on this

    by bloodawn5

    Is someone checking this movie? The Untold Story? Do you mean the one we told like 10 years ago? damn.... just damn.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    It grew on me. I like it now.

    by Proman1984

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Should have been a sewer

    by Count Screwface

  • If you want to see a good Raimi movie, look no further than Simple Plan. Other than that, he's embraced the cheesy zoom/tilt camera technique but hasn't bothered to challenge himself.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Hey Puma, sorry I insulted 3 of your top 5 films of all time

    by Mattman

    Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing you're one of those assholes

    by Mattman

    who already hates this movie despite the fact that it's still being made.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Oh no, the heroine is actually ATTRACTIVE in this?

    by Mattman

    Such a step down from Kirsten Dunst's prematurely aged face and perpetually downbeat mumbles.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Bob Kane said Batman knew ninjitsu

    by Nerd Rage

    But he didn't say all his crimefighting skills came from ninja training like Batman Begins fucking does. Fuck that movie.

  • Otherwise it'll suck.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    nerd rage's family was murdered by ninjas

    by Mattman

    Which explains his strange hatred of ninjas in Batman Begins.

  • No, then I guess it is an untold story.

  • "WHAT!? He's supposed to be a puffy faced manboy who freezes up when spoken too! Just like in the last 3 movies! What comic?"

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Good point Nerd Rage (on the Untold thing... not on the ninjas)

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    The Untold Story: This Time He's Actually Funny

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    (I had a lotta rum tonight)

    by Mattman

  • Otherwise it'll suck.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    And the entire climax better be a CNN newsreal

    by Mattman

    Otherwise it'll suck.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST

    And Gwen Stacey BETTER NOT DIE

    by Mattman

    Cuz death makes me sad face. Also New Yorkers are AWESOME. Not mean spirited folk at all. They love each other unconditionally. If you mess with one of them, you mess with all of them.

  • Dec. 9, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    And there better be a 20 minute speech about responsibility.

    by Mattman

    Otherwise it'll suck.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    When in doubt, use Copperplate Gothic Bold.

    by YZiddy

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Who cares about the conspiracy that killed Parkers parents.

    by grendel69

    Really.... fuck this reboot.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    No Kirsten Dunst Epic Nipples = No Sale

    by DickBallsworth

    Fuck it.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by Paulisius

    I'm seeing a great deal of ill will toward the idea of a Spiderman reboot. I had my doubts. Then the trailer was released, and it seemed to have everything that the Raimi Spidey did not. Things like depth. Things like a sense of real identity. SALLY FREAKIN' FIELD! Raimi has been a mediocre director, at best. Spiderman 2 was the only one in the series that had stand-alone action sequences. I'm looking forward to real performances. The whole reason most of us invested any energy into comic book hero's were the dynamic story telling, and character development. Also, to think of this as a reboot is a folly. It's a movie all it's own. It is it's own story. So, spend your ten bucks, buy some popcorn, and enjoy the damn thing. All the energy it takes to follow it's production with zeal, and bitch incessantly about it would sure be a waste if you didn't go see it. Embrace your inner child again, you winer's. Get over it, and enjoy.

  • ...I can't shake the bad feeling everything that is released about The Amazing Spider-man is giving me. Nothing about this feels or looks right. That poster included. I hope I'm wrong.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:43 a.m. CST

    I'll wait for 2022...

    by Franck

    hopefully we'll get a decent re-re-re-reboot by Nolan.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:20 a.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    In season 4 of THE VENTURE BROS they had a Spider-Man-style superhero who did spin his webs from his ass!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:24 a.m. CST

    TWO gold stars to anyone who photoshops in

    by gotilk

    Eddard Stark chained to the wall at the bottom.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    IF you guys love Spiderman you'll boycott this movie....

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    ....that way, it'll lose Sony lots of money at the box office and the rights will revert back to Marvel for a proper take on the Spiderman story and possibly hopefully a full Avengers sequel cameo.. .....and who knows, maybe in time with additional bombs for the X-men sequels and Fantastic Four reboot at Fox, we'll get a proper Civil War saga movie with all the characters directed by James Cameron. ......or Neill Blomkamp

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:47 a.m. CST

    The more I see of this ...

    by The StarWolf

    The more it's a case of they screwed around with something that worked until it doesn't any more. I'll pass.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Love the poster.

    by KilliK

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by Eli_Cash

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:22 a.m. CST


    by Eli_Cash

    C'mon... get a real job. Cuz you suck at this one.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    So you guys paid full price for Spider-man 3

    by Nerd Rage

    But this the movie that you complain about? Is this Bizarro World?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Still don't know what to make of this movie.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST

    This poster won't entice me into the multiplex.

    by RobinP

    The fact that I'm a comicbook fan will do that. Stupid poster makes no sense. No way could he cast that shadow.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see the wisecracks, the webshooters, and Lizard

    by Nerd Rage

    While the haters are stuck at home watching Mary Jane get kidnaped for a third time in Spider-man 3.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    love the poster. hate the tagline.

    by pw

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Mary Jane got kidnaped in all three Raimi movies

    by Nerd Rage

    But repeating the origin after a decade is too repetitive? Hypocrites.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:57 a.m. CST


    I can understand those who feel there is no need to see Spider-Man's origin "again" - although even there, I have to say... "again" means for the second time, in terms of movies. It's not like there has been five Spider-Man origin movies. Those who are into comic books and superheroes may be painfully familiar with the whole thing... the radioactive spider, Uncle Ben, the non-organic web shooters, etc... but that doesn't mean the average generic movie-goer is. And I share some of the concerns that have been expressed here - with the Lizard design, with the "running shoe" boots, and so forth. But man oh MAN is this a negative bunch. I enjoyed the Raimi movies - especially the first two - but as a fan of the character and of superheroes in general, I hope this one is great, and I am going to suspend judgment until I see how it all comes together on the screen. Maybe it will work and maybe it won't - but I hardly think a couple of photos and a movie poster are enough for the bitter trashing the movie gets every time it is mentioned here. Just saying....WOW you guys are a negative, negative bunch.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4 a.m. CST

    Nothing about this film impresses me

    by disfigurehead

    They boarded that fail train a long time ago.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4:12 a.m. CST

    one of the main reasons I enjoy superhero films


    is because they are big budget spectacles. I enjoy the art. I even liked Spiderman 3. ha. this movie's budget is around 80 million. And it's trying to copy the Dark Knight's vibe just to make a few extra bucks. Look at that poster and tell me they didn't copy The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster. fuck. this. movie.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4:14 a.m. CST

    So why is America the most hated nation in the world?

    by AllThosePowers

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Speaking of fail train

    by Nerd Rage

    You guys could be debating a Vulturess poster right now.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    by bcom77

    I think Sony is going about advertising this movie all wrong. Nothing so far seems overly that exciting. We know that this is a reboot and recovers the origin story so why use the tag line "the untold story"? It has been told, and with a way better suit :-). I don't know, I know that other reboots have happened within a decade of the last movie in the series but this Spiderman, it just doesn't feel like the timing is right.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4:57 a.m. CST

    The Amazing Spider Garbage! Can't wait!

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    =mechanical webshooters=

    by KilliK

    thank god he didnt have them.they are retarded.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 5:38 a.m. CST

    There's not a single one of you posting here...

    by mutilatedlip

    ...that won't go and see this film. Whether you admit it or not. You whinging ninnies.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Man that Andrew Garfield has a massive head!

    by CeejayNightwing

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    cool poster. banal tagline.

    by AsimovLives

    the movie will not live up to it's tagline (the untold story), that i'm certain.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    actually it's the hair. he loves to have huge boffins.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    by sapno_krei

    I think Sony wanted a film that could fit thematically into Marvel's MCU without them getting sued (especially since most of the film audience doesn't realize the Marvel movie rights are spread among different companies). And that's fine by me, because the MCU is where it's at, and I never did accept Maguire and Raimi's take on the character of Spidey. Maybe one day when Sony and Marvel play nice we'll get a retcon which puts TASM and THE AVENGERS in the same world.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:22 a.m. CST

    ALL the Super Heros in the Marvel Universe and We Get Spiderman...again

    by shawn rhoades

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    I believe in Webb's abilities

    by The Fuck

    He's a killer for drama. I give the man a chance and whether you like it or not if this is any good (which I think it will be) people will forget raimi's as fast as they walk out of the cinema.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    I not gonna lie...

    by Darth_AUGUSTUS

    I will see this movie, maybe even see it in theaters. Probably going to go with a buddy of mine he's marvel fanatic just like me. We will sit in the theater with a bottle of whisky, get drunk, and laugh our ass off at this cheesy POS.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Been a Spidey fan for an age

    by 2LeggedFreak

    But the films never really did anything for me-- I felt it was probably that I knew the source material inside out and over familiarity spoilt it for me. So another origin story fills me with dread.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    The whole Peter's parents thing is a non-starter

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Gimmicky bullshit

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Worst plant ever

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    goes to artdentus ... The misspellings are particularly sad. Hey I'm sorry, I couldn't log in yesterday. Got some catching up to do

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Teaser posters are generally better.

    by Michael Edwards

    You know the final poster will be the obligatory "giant floating heads" that have been the norm for the last decade.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Stupid fucking poster for a stupid fucking movie

    by bat725

    Fuck this movie, and fuck Sony.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    The Untold Story

    by gaygoonie

    Of an unwarranted, corporately-mandated franchise reboot. NEXT.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    your all dumb

    by therealjoker

    The only reason this is a reboot not a sam fillm is because sony wanted it converted to 3d and wanted there pick of villains like vnom in the 3rd and several other things sam didnt want to do. So they fired him. They actually started the film with sam and everything but he refused the 3d yeah there it is

  • The guys in Austin making posters for Mondo and Drafthouse are burying them in style and creativity. Every poster designer in Los Angeles working for the movie industry should be ashamed.

  • Dare I add... FACT!!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Fuck the haters

    by Lemure_v2

    Sony wanted to keep the rights, so what choice did they have but another origin? Comics reboot characters constantly so why can't movies. Plus the origin is the most interesting part of every superhero...FACT!!! Oh, and Garfield and Lizard look exactly like the original comics so there's nothing to bitch about. At least not until we know more...

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    So all of you were onboard after Spider-man 3 sucked balls

    by Nerd Rage

    But you lose interest when they try to erase that abomination from continuity with a fresh re-start. Fuck off.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    do you have a source, therealjoker?

    by Nerd Rage

    or are you talking out of your ass?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Reboots suck: Star Trek, Batman Begins, Casino Royale

    by Nerd Rage

    All crap, right???

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    How many haters paid to see Spider-man 3

    by Nerd Rage

    I'm guessing alot.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Waaah Waaah we wanted the Vulturess!

    by Nerd Rage

    We like less sophisticated adaptations, this makes our brains hurt! WAAAAH!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by Nerd Rage

    3 was enough cheese for you saps?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Here is what the tagline means, seriously:

    by solitaire

    First, it isn't an untold story, it is a story unfamiliar to people with only a general take on the character. Peter's parents were SHIELD operatives. They left him with Ben and May when they were called away and were subsequently killed when their plane blew up. peter only finds out about this when he is older. I agree with those who have thought that they will probably make the fluid and web shooters connected to the Parker's SHIELD background. The main reason they are doing this is to create a cohesive universe, where Peter probably gets a visit from Clark Gregg or Sam jackson by the films end. Marvel wants all thier heroes in one world, which is how it should be. I want to see Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Andrew Garfield, Chris Hemsworth, Sam jackson and whoever the hell is playing Bruce Banner that week to bounce off one another. This is a smart get on that reboot of Daredevil and leave the biker outfit out of it.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by longloaddropper

    Suck it losers! yeah . . . sorry bout that

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    the Untold Story is this...

    by Titus05

    Auny May and Uncle Ben will turn out to be Peter's biological parents!!...zow!!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    The true reason for the tagline

    by Nerd Rage

    Because of all the lemmings on the internet are declaring this a shot for shot remake despite evidence that this will be wildly different from any Spider-man movie we've ever seen. No power ranger Green Goblin, no snaggletoothed Mary Jane, no tacky CGI, no cheesy/self-aware acting, no Macy Gracy, no Nickelback, no Tobey Maguire and his post-lobotomy stare.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    This reboot NEEDS Nickelback!!!

    by Nerd Rage

    and a hero can save us, I'm not going to stand here and waaaiiiiiiiiieeeeeet!!!

  • We miss you snaggletooth, why did you leave us???

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Mechanical Webshooter prove only a nerd could be Spider-man

    by Nerd Rage

    Fuck organics. They contribute nothing to Spider-man other than lazy simplicity.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Dark, depressing and shadowy

    by Cruizer Dave

    Perfect for Batman! Oh, wait, this is Spider-Man? That's the worst fucking poster they could have come up with! This film is going to be ass wipe.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    not bad

    by Pipple

    Its kinda phantomenacy... hopefully we get something less cryptic and mo heroic. Actually i get kind of a horror movie feel from all the ads for this shit. If indeed thats the tone they are going for im totally going to have a big hard brian cox for this less gay spidey...

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Fuck Sam Raimi

    by Nerd Rage

    with his Power Ranger Goblin, corny New Yorkers, changing Uncle Bens killer, killing all the villians, using an ugly Mary Jane, omiting WISECRACKS, omiting the Death of Gwen Stacy arc, taking away Spider-man greatest scientific accomplishment/webshooters, using the kidnaped MJ climax THREE fucking movies in a row, Parker's goofy dancing with an emo cut, Vulturess including, random cookie girl bullshit, repetitive Mary Jane love rollercoaster, Green Goblin 2 paintball outfit, awkward puberty allegory, snaggletooth singing, Nickelback fan, sorry ass.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    This Spider-man finally uses wisecracks

    by Nerd Rage

    doesn't sound like Batman/Twilight or whatever other bullshit comparisons you haters make.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Lame Lame Lame....

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    And I don't know why, it just feels pedestrian. I think because the shadow of the spider is huge, it's making it's point in this overblown, unnecessary way. These marketing people have to be able to come up with something better. Subtle is always better.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Garfield will be great in this

    by solitaire

    This is a guy who loves spider-man, who gets the character and is honored to play him. I know people who saw that footage of him in character and they all said the same thing - he understands that Peter cuts loose in the suit, he uses wit and humor as a distraction, both for him and his opponents (the guy doesn't want to dwell on the fact that he can easily die doing what he does). He isn't Batman, where Wayne is the mask and countless years of training have hardened him and given him focus and confidence, he is a geeky kid from queens who feels responsible for Ben's death and is constantly trying to make up for it while protecting those he loves by wearing the mask. My thought is that Andrew Garfield understands this, and will not give us the blank expressioned, gurgly voiced permanent contact high incarnation we got in those other films, where instead of wisecracks, we got "I dunno...but somebody has to stop it." - In all three f*&king movies!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Why so much hate?

    by Mike

    I love this poster. To me spider-man 2 is the definition of a perfect spider-man movie but I still look forward to the new film. I got high hopes for Andrew Garfield's portrayal of Peter Parker

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    re: Solitaire

    by drave117

    Abso-fragging-lutely. I've been sold on this movie since the second I saw the convention footage of Garfield nervously walking up to the mic wearing a homemade Spidey costume. I don't care if it was staged. This guy GETS Spider-man. And 500 Days of Summer had a very Peter-Parker-ish feel all the way through. Haters gonna hate. I remain enthusiastic.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage, you're spot-on!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    "Power Ranger Goblin, corny New Yorkers, changing Uncle Bens killer, killing all the villians, using an ugly Mary Jane, omiting WISECRACKS, omiting the Death of Gwen Stacy arc, taking away Spider-man greatest scientific accomplishment/webshooters, using the kidnaped MJ climax THREE fucking movies in a row, Parker's goofy dancing with an emo cut, Vulturess including, random cookie girl bullshit, repetitive Mary Jane love rollercoaster, Green Goblin 2 paintball outfit, awkward puberty allegory, snaggletooth singing, Nickelback fan, sorry ass." Seriously, with all the stuff that happened in Raimi's Spider-Man do some think it shouldn't be rebooted?! Sam Raimi Spider-Man WASN'T Spider-Man. It had some aspect of Spidey but 97% of it was absolute BS plots, boring dialouges, OOC moments, and hack villians. The CGI was servicable but nowhere near as good as it could have been! I'm looking forward to this Spider-Man and IF ITS GOOD; that would be fantastic! But IF ITS BAD; then I'm bagging on it! Plain and simple!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Is that a dwarf stuck on the wall?

    by Baryonyx

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Everyone knows why Spider-Man had to be rebooted...

    by Odkin

    The new Spider-Man movie is just a high-budget Corman Fantastic four movie. It's all about Sony preventing Marvel from regaining the film rights. And Raimi and McGuire are far too expensive (and smart) to be used as tools in what is essentially just a corporate dick maneuver.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

    You HAVE to start talking about the legal implications when discussing this film! You have totally ignored them with the X-MEN franchise, but, to do so with the SPIDER-MAN property is beyond negligent, its despicable. The reason why this movie is being made is so Sony does not lose the rights to Spider-Man. That's IT. Its the same reason why Donner is making the X-Men, Wolverine, and Deadpool properties the same way. YOU have a responsibility to state these facts when discussing these films. You can NOT just act like adorable geeks reporting some stuff from the studios! Stop thinking about your "careers" as set visitors and interviewers and do your DUTY. If you won't. Then I will.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for the reboot after this reboot.

    by Bigdada

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    How did Peter Parker become Spiderman?

    by dopepope

    That's what I'd like to know. And I'd like to know it every other film.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    by dopepope

    by emeraldboy

    he got bitten by a radioactive spider.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Feel better about Garfield

    by malificus

    If you check out the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Garfield is very good and very likable in that role, based on pics alone I'd think he looks like a goof but on screen he has a presence which is very suited for Peter Parker. I'm an old school Spidey fan (bought the Death of Gwen Stacy ish at the five and dime for 20 cents), but the stuff this flick has shown me so far has me intrigued. I can't believe there's any discontent about making any kind of flick, simply don't watch it if you're not interested. But think about it, there's multiple Spidey comic titles every month, different artists with divergent styles and writers with various takes, there's room for it all. Sam is the Man (except Spidey 3 of course) but let someone else have a crack, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy (and NOT MJ!)? I am THERE.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Attention whiners

    by DoctorZoidberg

    No way a kid could make that

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Attention Whiners, take 2!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Suit looks like a basketball

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    oh fuck this antiquated talkback format. I give up

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    nerd rage: "no tacky cgi"

    by AsimovLives

    that remains to be seen.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    If this was a ploy to keep the rights

    by Nerd Rage

    Then what do you call Spider-man 1, 2, and 3? Charity work?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    i have no opinion about the new Spider-Man movie-to-be

    by AsimovLives

    i'm neither enthusiastic nor skeptical for this new movie. i'm just... waiting for it to see how it turns out. this movie is a wait and see thing for me. i'm not going to piss on it for not being another Raimi Spidey movie, nor i'm going to hail it for the same reasons.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    cruizer dave

    by AsimovLives

    sometimes the Spider-man stories could be pretty grim. and don't forget this is a character whose one of his determinant characteristics was his perpectual bad luck and that the universe kept throwing shit at him from all directions without him getting much of a break. as such, darkness moody and even sadness would creep in quite often. Spider-man is not one of the most light-hearted super-heroes of Marvel's pantheon.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    and when I return

    by billandted

    I shall be a spiderMAN

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Whoa - New TDKR Poster Uploaded!

    by Admiral Nelson

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    @odkin well said.

    by KilliK

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The legend ends and below the title says TDK Rises

    by KilliK

    is it me or the marketing campaign and the movie's theme contradict each other?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by sapno_krei

    From what i understand, SHIELD, Fury, Agent Coulson, etc. can't make appearances in TASM, as the rights to those characters are not owned by Sony. So unless some surprise deal between Sony and Marvel Studios has taken place, don't expect any crossovers between The Avengers movies and Spider-Man.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    *sigh* worst.... photoshop.... ever

    by LargoJr

    I know this has no bearing on the film itself, and we just have to be patient.. but that poster sucks donkey balls on moldy toast

  • should be brick or concrete to get that sharp of an angle... Spam anyone?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Why do we need a reboot?

    by 11dayempire

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Why do we need a reboot?

    by 11dayempire

    I'll tell you why: the first film is over a decade old now. The kids who make up the intended audience of this picture weren't born back then. Simple as that.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Defenders of this movie must be children...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Only a child would look at this and think it was going to be "cool". The "Untold Story" at the bottom is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. I think Sony has noticed the glaring mistake they've made in rebooting it. Mainly that everyone still fucking remembers the first Spider-man movie. Also regular joe nobody is going to be really fucking confused. Nerds may hate Raimi's Spider-man... Regular people DO NOT. Batman Begins is totally different by the way. If you think about only Burton's first Batman really even tried to look into Batman's past. This Spider-man reboot is doing everything we've already seen again! Also the Lizard looks like total shit. Human face... Fuck you Webb and Sony just fuck you. Also who gives a shit why Peter's parents were killed? It was a car accident. So what are they going to do have the Lizard killing them? Bull shit. Stupid fucking movie. I'm sneaking into it or not seeing it at all.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    New Dark Knight Rises poster right here:

    by alienindisguise

  • I love that, after that entire rant, you imply that you'll see it.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    Above should be in quotes...

    by Mattman

    Really AICN? The quote thing hasn't been fixed?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    @ killik

    by Mugato5150

    I think it's a law now that you have to have "Rises", "Rise of" or "Rising" in your title or face some kind of penalty. They apparently didn't want to pay this time, even if the title makes no sense.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I'm Betting Everything on Sebulba!

    by ImBettingEverythingOnSebulba

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST


    by solitaire

    If I understand this all, since the formation of the Marvel in house development, their aim is to get back the rights to all their characters eventually. Doing cross promotion between studios is good for everyone in the business, and goes a long way to creating good will among viewers. I'm hoping for an eventual complete universe, but for now I'm just hoping for this to be as good as I think it can be.

  • You don't really think all those people are nerds do you? Alot of people were dissatisfied with Raimi interpetation. Hopefully the reboot while losing some Raimi loyalist will gain some of those who abandoned the Raimi films.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    killik... heheh

    by Mattman

    The Untold Story of an already Told Story

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I try to ignore words on posters lately

    by Mattman

    They make no sense.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    The reboot will have plenty people haven't seen before

    by Nerd Rage

    The Lizard, mechanical webshooter, Peter's parents, early Gwen Stacy, more background on Uncle Ben, new Spider-man score, a more grounded universe, wisecracks, Peter Parker with a personality. All new territory.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    The origin stories may have the same skeleton

    by Nerd Rage

    but they have different flesh and skin making them totally distinguishable from one another.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    We haven't seen the final Lizard yet.

    by Nerd Rage

    The promo pic was most likely old.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    @mattman rofl,good one.

    by KilliK

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    hahahahaha bring on the ninjas!

    by darthSaul666

    Hey I never said I woundn't watch new Spidey.... Just saying I'll wait until someone burns me a copy..

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    no tacky CGI?

    by darthSaul666

    What about the last half of the new trailer? The director admitted to it being %100 CGI!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    nerd rage is right

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    there are different ways to present spidey's origin. The examples he posted are untouched territory in the film world for spiderman. That said - I can certainly understand objections to this being yet another fucking origin story in and of itself. However, to say it's the same origin movie as Raimi's is unfair, especially @ this point.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Including his parents means THEY DON'T GET IT

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    The end

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Even Bill Murray couldn't sell Garfield as Spider-Man...

    by Stegman84

    Actually, he'll probably be okay, or at least better than 'mopey' Maguire was anyhow, I just wanted to make a pissy comment just like everyone else.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    making pissy comments

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    is what good nerds do

  • There, I said it.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    The cast, including Garfield, isn't the problem

    by OutsideChance

    The problem is the insistence on rebooting a franchise and, essentially, remaking a ten year old movie. And the "new" stuff isn't worth a remake/reimagination/reboot. Raimi had already set up the Lizard as a potential next villain and the backstory on Peter's parents was never part of the origin, but something that was revealed long after he became Spidey any way. This is a waste. If the producers wanted a new director and a new actor they didn't need a reboot either. Just hire a new director and recast, ala the first Batman series, the Hulk and, most successfully, James Bond.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    And, in fact, Sony was willing to recast Spidey as early as Spidey 2

    by OutsideChance

    When problems arose with Toby Maguire (depending on who you ask it was either a health problem or a contract negotiation) between the first and second movie, the producers were moving to replace him with Jake Gyllenhaal. So if they wanted a new Spidey this time around, why not just hire one?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    That picture looks awesome...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Norman Colson

    I just hate the spiderman suit, it looks nothing like the comic book version or sam raimi's... It doesnt even match the ultimate universe version! i would love to see the scarlett spider outfit though... And the tagline kinda sucks...

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    So it's unanimous


    This movie sucks. No need to even watch it. You know a pile of dogshit is going to smell nasty, why bend down and sniff it? You all get a gold star for you accuracy in pre-film release criticism.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 3:47 a.m. CST

    "untold story", mattman & nerd rage

    by mrgray

    It actually IS the untold story, from a certain perspective. It's the origin story, but it involves his parents and the conspiracy surrounding their deaths. It also paints Peter more as a science guy than the Raimi movies AND develops the Gwen Stacey character, who was only a passing fancy in the third Raimi film. I think the science and the Gwen Stacey are good touches. HOWEVER Mattman and Nerd Rage are wrong about most other aspects of the movie, at least if the script drafts are anything to go by. No, Peter does NOT act like Peter Parker. He acts like a whiny emo douchenozzle and teen wolf (basketball team. seriously.) He doesn't really quip all that much and when he does they are horrible clunkers. Maybe a comedy writer did a polish on those moments or Garfield has some talent for ad-libbing funny dialogue, but I doubt it. Uncle Ben's death barely makes an impact and Peter's not remotely responsible, making Uncle Ben not even all that crucial to the character's development. Be prepared for this to disappoint. It'll probably still make a gobajillion dollars because everyone loves Spidey, but you comic purists who are enjoying the minor touches? Yeah, get ready to hate. Bad writing is bad writing.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 3:56 a.m. CST

    also, nerd rage: you might want to use math

    by mrgray

    "a lot of people were dissatisfied with the Raimi movies". Um... really? Because I checked Box Office Mojo and although you're technically correct that the money went down with each iteration, I think it's a pretty big stretch to say that a "lot" of people were "dissatisfied". You want to back that up with anything but conjecture? I'll grant you, my response above is more opinion than fact, but at least my opinion is based in research.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 4:09 a.m. CST

    also also, nerd rage re: rights

    by mrgray

    I call Spiderman 2 a fantastic sequel and Spiderman 3 a mistake. But neither one was done to keep rights. The talkbackers who are discussing the rights issue are 100% correct. It's the exact same reason you're getting a new Ghost Rider movie. It's only due to Disney pushing back National Treasure 3 that Nic Cage is involved with this GR. Sony was fully prepared to recast Blaze to get production going quickly. Sony is desperate to keep comic book franchises from reverting back to the original owners. As are all the studios who currently retain Marvel rights. Do you think Lionsgate made Punisher: War Zone because they wanted to? Sorry nerd rage, that's just the facts.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    SM2 is overrated,way more overrated than TDK is.

    by KilliK

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    From the headline, I was expecting the poster to be....

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...a riff on the old Ditko bit where he occasionally depicted Parker with a Spider-Man shadow. Too subtle, probably. Still, even the full spider might have worked, but the execution is just plain lousy. Too bad.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Nerdrage, I get (though I don't agree with) a lot of what you're saying...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...but you've used the phrase "a more grounded universe" twice now, and I have no clue what you're talking about. Could you elaborate?

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    If mrgray is right, though, I do have one big concern about the movie...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...mechanical webshooters & Gwen Stacy don't bother me, but "Peter's not remotely responsible" fot Uncle Ben's death? That guts the core of his entire origin; it's the whole reason behind the famous "With great power comes great responsibility" line. The whole "wisecracks vs. dark & broody" thing is a sideshow (he's a complex character who's both at different times), but Peter's guilt over Uncle Ben is pivotal to the character, the basis of his existence as Spider-Man. To mess this up is a far greater flaw than not enough wisecracks; it's a complete misunderstanding from the ground up. Someone tell me this isn't true.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    @ kisskissbangbang....

    by ethan

    yes, If they change that aspect of the film (in order to cram in more action) then my faith in comic book hero movies will take a huge nose dive. And this whole "re-boot" is so forced and so obvious that it already sucks. Part 3 was pretty bad. But not bad enough to go back and start from square one. This means a WHOLE NEW explanation of his origin. THEN a sequel where we "know" what his story is. Very feeble. VERY feeble.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    no snaggletoothed Mary Jane

    by ethan

    LOL. Yeah, she sure had a flat face. Dunst is not that pretty.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    thunderbolt ross: not true at all

    by sunwukong86

    Peter's parents were part of the comics. His parents were C.I.A. agents, which is why he lived with his aunt and uncle.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    SM2 more overrated than TDK

    by Mugato5150

    That's hard to calculate. SM2 was heralded as a great comic book film. TDK was heralded as a great film. So they're different metrics. SM2 was a goofy ass super-hero movie. And it did that fairly well. TDK was a bad ass crime story in the vein of a Michael Mann film and it did that well...until Two Face. Face it guys, they fucked up Two Face once again. Not as bad as Batman Forever but they fucked it up. Anyway, I wouldn't say that either were all that "overrated" but neither were perfect films.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    poster is a ripoff

    by mercilessmagic

    total ripoff of the cover of the Anthony Sher bio "year of the king", only Anthony Sher's sketch of himself as King Lear is way more f-ing awesome. Look it up on amazon

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I'm an idiot

    by mercilessmagic

    Sorry, I mean as King Richard III, not King Lear. (i can never comment without making lazy mistakes that make me look a fool)

  • ...I have to disagree with you about Kirsten Dunst: I think she's cute. I realize this is not a common opinion at this site, and I'm going to make it worse by saying I find both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway attractive as well. To be sure, no one asked me, but I'm constantly seeing these actresses slammed here, often with the revolting term "fugly" (which I assume is a contraction of "fucking ugly"), and I'm getting tired of it. These are subjective matters to some extent, admittedly, and I'm not saying any of them are the fairest of the fair (my personal yardstick there is Catherine Deneuve; now call me blind), but "fugly" is a very strong word, and I'm finding it hard to think of lead actresses in Hollywood in their age range the word would apply to. (If pressed, I might concede that Hillary Swank does nothing for me, but too strong a jawline is not the same as "fugly".) Now, I understand why someone might think Kirsten Dunst was not ideally cast as Mary Jane Watson. MJ is supposed to be a bombshell with curves that won't stop, which is not precisely Dunst's look. (I think someone here mentioned Alicia Witt, who's closer to my picture of MJ, but still not quite there.) Saying somebody isn't right for the part, though, is not the same as saying they're hideous. Buttercup, in The Princess Bride, is supposed to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, and to my mind, Robin Wright is nowhere near that. But I would never dream of calling the former Mrs. Penn ugly. I realize that exaggeration for effect is one of the engines of the Internet. Still, we would do better, I think, to say something like "I don't find her appealing" or "She just doesn't do it for me", instead of "She's fugly", and thereby recognize that these are largely matters of taste rather than objective judgements (unless we're talking the female equivalent of the Elephant Man). I know it's advice that no one will take; but it still needed to be said.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I agree with KKBB

    by mercilessmagic

    Way to much hate'n on Ms Dunst, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst is sort of "grandfathered in"

    by Mugato5150

    Because she was cute as the vampire girl in Interview with the Vampire so she got jobs after that even though she might not have if she didn't have "Claudia" on her resume. Like the Olsen twins. And I'm the one who mentioned Alicia Witt. Maybe she might not be a bombshell but she oozes sexuality and she's smart, which would have been a perfect foil for Spider-Man.

  • More of a snout

  • show his alter ego is not that original.The Phantom Menace had a similar poster.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    mugato5150, it's a little late to respond, but here goes..

    by kisskissbangbang may have a point about Dunst (which name sounds a bit cold, but Kirsten is too chummy for someone I don't know, and Ms. Dunst a bit pretentious here in this hotbed of informality). I've never seen anyone say she wasn't cute in Interview, so growing up may have caused some divergence of opinions. But I don't remember anyone slamming her in Bring It On, either. Could the anti-Dunst feeling actually have started with Spider-Man, as she was compared with the John Romita vision of MJ by fans who felt she just didn't measure up? I didn't feel she was totally suited to the role, but she ended up doing a fine job (the way I felt about Michael Keaton in Batman, or John Malkovitch in Dangerous Liasons, neither conventionally handsome guys). Glad you mentioned the Olsen twins, because they occurred to me in this context, but the post was already long enough. Never watched Full House, so I can't judge them as kids, but they've always struck me as a little spooky-looking, which I like in Christina Ricci, but not them. I find it hard to believe there was a clock on the Net counting down to their becoming legal at one time, but hey, personal taste. That said, I find their sister, new actress Elizabeth, much prettier, for what it's worth. Ah, so you're the Alicia Witt fan! I'll join you in that; I first saw her in Dune, and read a piece in USA Today around then about her being a real prodigy, so her name stayed with me. I didn't see her again till she was on Cybill, the TV series, as Zoe, and in Mr. Holland's Opus, matured into a lovely and talented young lady. I also rooted for her as MJ; I said above she wasn't quite my image of Mary Jane, but she was closer than anyone else. I'd wondered what had happened to her, but recently saw her on the cover of a music magazine, and read a photo-laden piece about her and her musical career, which is apparently going well despite being off my radar. I can't remember the mag's name, but you can google it, if you haven't already seen it. I don't think she's too old for a grown-up MJ, but since the new film's gone back to high school, she's out. 'Tis a pity... Thanks for replying; nice chatting with you.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    =And I'm the one who mentioned Alicia Witt=

    by KilliK

    FUCK.the gal is fucking hot.the best thing in L&O:CI.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST

    mugato5150, I've got the Alicia Witt cover story pinned down...

    by kisskissbangbang's the September issue of Sound and Vision magazine. No thanks necessary; just send money.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2:30 a.m. CST

    But killik, mugato said _he_ was the one who mentioned Alicia Witt...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...who to believe? (Because I'm too tired to go through alll those posts...) But we can all agree, at least, that she's a stunning woman. I've always had a thing for ladies who are as smart as they are hot, and she is a prime example (not to mention that she's a talented musician as well as an actress). It's just not fair; not to other women, though that's true, too, but to me--she doesn't even know I exist! (And, really, why should she?) And does it really matter who mentioned her first, as long as we all end up in the same place of Alicia Adoration? I think not; I'm just glad someone mentioned her at all. Thanks for the reminder, guys.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    And not to neglect mercilessmagic...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...glad we agree on Kirsten Dunst & Maggie Gyllenhaal. But no love for Anne Hathaway? And how do you feel about Alicia Witt? ('Cause we seem to have a fan club developing here...) In any event, thanks for the comment. (You, too, killik, if you're still reading.)

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST

    ASM will be better than TDKR or any other Spidey Film

    by grievenom

    I have no doubt it will be better than Raimi's movies, and am confident it will be fresher and tighter than Nolan's last Batman film.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Raimi's films were mediocre at best.

    by vinniepolak

    And now introducing, Sony recording artist, Macy Gray!

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST

    @kisskissbangbang no problem mate.

    by KilliK

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I hope it doesn't suck as much as the last one.

    by Volllllume3

    Dancing peter parker, wtf was Raimi thinking.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    A mistake to associate it with the original series with the tag line.

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    Same problem with the Star Trek, but less so since there's no direct connection...but still

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    too Gothic

    by murren

    for lack of a better word. Spider-man is Pop Art! saturday afternnon! Primary colours!

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    nerd rage - How are those Sony benefits?

    by Lamerz

    Do they pay 100% on the medical coverage? You'd know.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Why Should Raimi "Stick it to Sony"?

    by Jack Desmondi

    From all I've read, Sony wanted him for Spidey 4 and he couldn't deliver on their schedule--so he went his way and Sony went the "reboot"route. No harm, no fould. I'm personally happy to see Raimi out of this series and doing something different for a change. Besides, Spiderman 3 was horrid and showed I one time auteur could make cold-blooded hollywood product just like Michael Bay.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by Astronut

    You can count me out, man.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    It's not that it's bad (although the Photoshop is wonky)

    by Jaster Mareel

    It's that we've seen it before several times, starting with The Phantom Menace.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Interested to see how well this does (box office)

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Considering how loaded next summer is with more comic book movies (like this summer was). They Rebooted/prequeled X-Men this year (and it was actually the best X-Men film), but it wasn't particularly popular either.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    There were moments of brilliance in the Raimi films

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Mostly the first 30 minutes of the first one, and the Doc Ock/Spidey stuff in the second. Overall though there were a lot of dumb things in them, especially the third film, that just couldn't be overlooked.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Can someone please explain...

    by Brian

    Why all the hate for this reboot? C'mon! We're all fans of the source material! If you would've told a younger me that today we'd have multiple Spider-Man movies, new Batman movies, a freaking Avengers movie...I would have lost it. I think its interesting to see how spoiled fans have become to wonder why we need another Spider-Man movie. BECAUSE I AM A FAN OF SPIDER-MAN. I would watch one every year if they put it out. Not to mention that Raimi's first Spidey film came out a decade ago. Why all of the hate? Too soon? Are you kidding me? And while I'm on it, why do people compare the new Spider-Man to the Batman movie? Can't we be excited to see both? Why wouldn't you be?

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    i'd say Spider-Man 2 is a whole moment of brillance.

    by AsimovLives

    it's so good it took Nolan's Batman Begins to put it in second place.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by Brian

    Was everyone complaining that Nolan rebooted the Batman series? Do you think he should've just branched off of Burton's or Shumacher's movies?

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    oh so now it's cool for th geekry to piss on Sam Raimi, is it?

    by AsimovLives

    what's with you american geeks that you do not rest until you raise someone to the stratosphere and then shoot him down? what kind kf fucking ddmented sport is that? does it even have a name? However, i can't wait when this happens with JarJarAbrams. i'll have the mother of all blasts!

  • They are absolutely great in moments, but they're undermined by some embarrassingly lame moments. I expect this new version to be very good.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Why all the hate?


    Because it looks like a shit sandwich, and I'm not hungry.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    And when you say "the mother of all blasts", you mean taking your goats bukake head on, mouth agape!

  • Dec. 13, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Not hungry?

    by Brian

    Yes, you are obviously already full of shit.

  • Dec. 13, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Shadows Draw In With Magic Marker?

    by Grinning White Skull

    This poster is crap. I hate this kind of terribly rendered PhotoShop stuff tossed off with no care. Remember the incredible posters for the second Spider-Man film? Nothing this film has put out so far can match the terrific design and excitement of those posters. There is no mood or much atmosphere to this because the execution is so bad. You can see what they were going for but just comes off so flat and dull. You'd think they'd be putting a lot more into making astonishing posters at this stage. But geez, look at the costume design. Same thing. Dull and uninspired.

  • Dec. 13, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Isn't this the movie that....

    by Orbots Commander

    ...Sony wanted to crank out, just to hang on to the film rights to the Spider-Man property, before they reverted to Marvel-Disney? The whole thing does smack of a corporate rush job. Same with Snyder's 'Man of Steel', I've heard, and all the legal wranglings over the Shuster family estate and the Superman IP rights.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    by Paulisius

    I sit here reading your complaints about a film that has a mere two and a half minutes of material to scrutinize. And you've nailed it to the wall as if you all know that the full feature will be a disappointment. Not simply disappointing, but so awful, that it inspires the most scathing review that one could give. AND THE MOVIE IS NOT EVEN OUT YET. It's like the internet has given everyone a license to hate. I'd love to see what the fuck you all do that deserves a good review. Are you all creative, talented, successful, and inspiring? I seriously doubt it. My opinion, while everyone is tossing around their's, is that the vast majority of you hammering this yet unseen movie would have no idea what a quality product is if it sat down on your X-Box and crushed it. Even if it slapped you into reality. Have a little taste. ....assholes.