In a summer that’s already had some records set with The Avengers, studios seem to be doing anything and everything they can to differentiate themselves from the pack, especially with a certain blockbuster that lands in the competitive arena known as the same month The Dark Knight Rises is released. Airing tonight on primetime TV, Sony Pictures has given us our longest look yet at Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, following the trailer from earlier this month.
This four minute preview plays out nearly exactly like that one, except for a sequence shoved in the beginning here. The CG is still looking too glossy and pristine for my tastes, something I’d expect in the videogame version of this story. Speaking of that element, there doesn’t seem to be that much crying out to be told again, despite the studio’s silly insistence that this is “untold.” Check out the piece below for the film starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3rd.
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