He's been in comics, cartoons, on TV and in movies, but when Spider-Man swings into theaters next week for new film 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' its makers bring out a more brooding and human web-slinger than fans have seen before.
Director Marc Webb, known for low-budget film romance '500 Days of Summer,' explores not just the origin of how Peter Parker becomes crime-fighting superhero Spider-Man. He and the writers craft a tale that is as much about Parker - a 17-year-old filled with angst, independence and desire for love - as it is about action, adventure and catching crooks.
"I am a huge Spider-Man fan and I am an even bigger fan of Peter Parker, and I love this idea that there is this kid that has the same problems we do," Webb said.
Spider-Man's famous blue-and-red suit doesn't even appear for much of the first half of the big-budget 3D movie, which debuts in theatres in most of the world on July 3 after a Thursday red carpet premiere in Los Angeles....more
03:47 PM, Jun 30, 2012