This morning the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man leaked online, in a fairly high-quality bootleg format. Sony Pictures moved quickly to eradicate it from the internet, and that’s fine, since they’re sure to release an official version soon. Though it vanished quickly, the trailer was online long enough for us to learn a few things about the nature of this worrisome reboot.
For instance, we now know that all those really awful sounding Spider-Man trailer descriptions being pedaled as scoops around the internet were completely wrong. The teaser bears no resemblance to those reports, they were false. That’s actually good news, since most of those made this sound like some sort of rehash of all the things we’ve already seen in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, and that never made sense.
We also now have a feel for Sony’s new take on the character. Guess what? They’re trying to turn Spider-Man into Batman.