A new plot synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man has been revealed today and it gives eager fans a bit more insight into what to expect when the film hits theatres this summer. Apparently the synopsis is studio backed and should be a fair representation of the story that will be told in the film.
Check it out below.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.
As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The film’s decision to re-tell the origin story of such a beloved superhero is a bold one, and fans are surely sceptical about how the final product will turn out. That being said, just from reading this synopsis, I’m intrigued.
It mentions that Peter will be on a “quest to understand his parents’ disappearance.” I’m not sure where they’re going with that but it sounds interesting, especially since the film is said to reveal an “untold” segment of Parker’s story, one that hasn’t been explored by the other films. This “quest” likely has to do something with the “untold” segment of Peter’s life and I’m curious to see where they go with it.
What about you? Looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man?