With all the big, anticipated summer releases coming this year, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN feels like the little guy under the table while the grown-ups talk. Personally, I want to see it, but at the same time I have issues with the whole way the Raimi thing was handled, and it's hard not to see this movie as Sony's way of holding on to the franchise and preventing Marvel Studios from getting it back. But I like Marc Webb as a director, and I especially like Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. He's a gifted actor and he's the biggest reason I want to see the film.
And on February 6th, people in major cities will be able to see a sneak peek of what Webb has in store for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. At The Untold Story Begins you can sign up (if you live in the cities of Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid, Paris, Moscow, Mexico City, Rio, Rome, Seoul, Sydney, and Tokyo) to see some new footage on February 6th. If you live in one of those citites, act fast (and seats may already be gone for some of them) and you'll get to attend. It's unclear what fans will be seeing - it could be the Comic-Con footage, or it could be something new. I know that the Comic-Con footage ran both hot and cold for audiences - they liked the webslinging, but the Lizard didn't work for many people - so I'd expect that this would be improved over that footage.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has got serious competition on the superhero movie front this year, and with this, they're trying to steer the geek conversation their way. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN opens July, 2012.