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Casey Johnson Casey Johnson
May 4th, 2012 1:03pm EDT

The Amazing Spider-Man

The new Amazing Spider-Man trailer may create more questions instead of answering them, thanks to a focus on the mythology behind Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) becoming Spider-Man.

Almost all of us know the classic take on how Peter got his powers - he was bitten by a radioactive spider. However, over the last few decades, writers have created their own spin on why he was bitten by a radioactive spider. For example, one of the greatest story arcs ("Coming Home"), it is suggested that the spider that gave Peter his powers (like a vampire or a werewolf would) and the radiation was simply going to kill the insect. 

When the trailer mentions "destiny" and what Peter's father was researching (complete with a spider inside a glass), I can't help but consider the possibility that Amazing Spider-Man is going behind the simple radioactive spider bite. Further complicating matters is a shadowy figure asking "Did you tell the boy about his father?" and later, "Do you think what happened to you, Peter, was an accident? ... Do you have any idea what you really are?"

All of the comic book mumbo-jumbo aside, another great moment is Spider-Man catching a car thief, who pulls a knife on him. "You've found my weakness! It's small knives!" He says as he cowers, before webbing the punk against a wall. Good to see Spidey still has his attitude, despite the serious tone of the film.

What did you think of the latest trailer?

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