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Feb202012

First clip of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' shows a flustered Peter Parker

The first true trailer and information about Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot was released last week, but today we got a look at a clip from the film. Unlike the trailer, this is a scene that plays in its entirety. Here, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is attempting to enter Gwen Stacy’s building to go to dinner, but is stopped by a doorman. Unlike Tobey Maguire’s more distant Parker, this one seems a lot more timid and flustered. His reactions to the situation are quite natural and if I were the doorman, I might be suspicious as well. 

The clip is only 46 seconds long, but the more I see of the film, the more I’m getting excited by it. Marc Webb doesn’t seem to have forgotten the knack for honest interaction and subtlety that helped make his last film, 500 Days of Summer, so great. He also reminds me a bit more of the Spider-Man I remember reading as a kid. It looks like Peter Parker may be even more of a regular (really smart) kid than the previous trilogy portrayed him. 

Leary on Stacy

Dennis Leary also spoke up recently about his role as Captain George Stacy in the film, hinting that it might be the role he was born to play. 

“A good friend of mine — comedian and actor Jeff Garlin, who I’ve known for about 90 years — said when he first met me that I reminded him of George Stacy,” Leary toldl Hero Complex. “True story. We were in our 20s at the time and I thought he was insane. After I got a call from director Marc Webb asking me to play the part, I called Jeff and filled him in on the news. His response? ‘You never listen to me! Ever!’”

Jeff Garlin is best known for his role as Larry David’s best friend and agent on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3, 2012. 

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