The Amazing Spider-Man Plot and Characters
The Amazing Spider-Man reboot focuses on a different side of the story. Peter Parker is an outcast high school student abandoned by his parents as a boy. He is raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like many teenagers, Peter struggles to find a sense of self-identity and act on his high school crush, Gwen Stacy. When Peter finds a strange briefcase, he begins a journey to find answers to his parents’ disappearance (which wasn’t fully explained in the first three Spider-Man films), which leads him to the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. The movie is directed by Marc Webb and is set to be released on July 3, 2012 in stunning 3D.
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has been searching for his purpose in life since his parents disappeared when he was a young boy. He attempts to find the truth about their disappearance at the laboratories of Oscorp.
Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) is a smart yet rebellious intern at Oscorp. Her life gets complicated when her boyfriend, Peter, and mentor, Dr. Connors, experience radical transformations.
Dr. Curt Connors
Dr. Connors (Rhys Ifans) is one of Oscorp’s best scientists who experiments with a revolutionary regeneration serum to re-grow limbs and human tissue. He is the first human test subject for the procedure and things go terribly wrong.
Captain Stacy (Denis Leary) is a veteran of the NYPD and leads the investigation into Spider-Man’s vigilantism. He vows to protect his family, particularly his daughter, Gwen, above all else.
Ben and Mary Parker
Ben (Martin Sheen) and May Parker (Sally Field) are Peter’s tirelessly devoted uncle and aunt who have raised him since his parents disappeared when he was a small boy. Peter’s distance in their relationship grows as he discovers secrets about his past.
Richard and Mary Parker
Richard (Campbell Scott) and Mary Parker (Embeth Davidtz) are Peter’s parents. Though happy on the outside, a dark secret lays underneath that ends their lives, and later threatens Peter and all of New York City.