When “The Amazing Spider-Man” finally hits theaters on July 3, 2012, it is going to come with some rather lofty expectations for a superhero movie. This is a reboot that is coming just ten years after the last “Spider-Man” movie kicked off the franchise, and it is coming after “Spider-Man 3” left a bad taste in the mouths of many.
Since we know that the visual effects for this film are inevitably going to be top-notch, there really is instead one selling point that will end up making this or breaking this — the acting. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are the key roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, and Stone is recognizing in a new interview that dealing with expectations at the moment is going to be tough:
“It’s that expectation thing. I always struggle with expecting anything. I don’t know what people are expecting from Spider-Man … When you are part of a movie that has a fan base already built in and it feels like everyone has read the script, which is rare because usually you know the story, as the actor, when you’re talking about this stuff, and people have just seen the movie, but it’s also that everyone has read the book or everyone has read the comics, and they come in with these expectations. You just hope that they’ll be happy with the way the story was told and the way it was translated for the screen.”
Thus far, reaction to the trailer has been largely positive — though we yet to see anywhere near enough to know about the quality of the film as a whole.
What are your expectations at the moment for the project?
Poster: Sony Pictures