LOS ANGELES (AP) ― “The Amazing Spider-Man’’ dropped in on hundreds of fans Monday.
Sony Pictures teased the latest incarnation of the web-slinging superhero, which doesn’t arrive in U.S. theaters until July 3, at preview events held Monday at movie theaters in 13 cities spanning the globe, including Mexico City, Berlin, Rome, Paris and Moscow, with the cast and filmmakers appearing in Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro and London.
The event began with the debut of the 3-D full-length “Amazing Spider-Man’’ trailer, which will hit theaters this weekend and debut online Wednesday. The trailer featured footage of Andrew Garfield as a charmingly awkward Peter Parker being bullied at school, testing out his new web-slinging gadgets and battling the villainous Lizard high above New York.
“I think there are a lot of things from the Spider-Man canon that haven’t yet been explored cinematically,’’ said director Marc Webb in Los Angeles.