Six minutes of “The Amazing Spider-Man” will screen before “Men in Black III” in IMAX 3D theaters, Sony announced Tuesday.
The Andrew Garfield-starring reboot of the Spidey film franchise has been the topic of much anticipation and criticism, with some fans looking forward to Peter Parker’s reappearance on the big screen and others defending Sam Raimi’s Tobey Maguire-starring trilogy, which wrapped up only five years ago.
The new film, which hits theaters July 3, is directed by Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”), and stars Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy, Denis Leary as her father, NYPD Capt. George Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as villain Dr. Curt Connors, also known as the Lizard.
The “Spider-Man” trailer, released in February, features some very un-”500 Days of Summer”-like set pieces and in true reboot fashion, promises “the untold story.”
Meanwhile, “Men in Black III” revives a franchise that hasn’t seen the big screen in a decade. The time-travel flick takes Will Smith’s Agent J back to the 1960s and features a slew of retro-inspired aliens. The film opens this weekend.
– Noelene Clark
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