Andrew Garfield hosted a pretty strong episode of Saturday Night Live last night, with musical guest Coldplay and appearances from Emma Stone, Kiefer Sutherland, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. Throughout the night he kissed Chris Martin and played Oliver Twist to Cecily Strong's Dierdre, but the highlight came when he learned what happens when you disrespect our country's queen, Beyoncé.
I was once like you. I didn't think we needed another Spider-Man origin story, especially one that comes so soon after the perfectly serviceable last one. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man came out just 10 years ago and kicked off the trend of sensitive, thoughtful superhero fare that the film's parent company has undone with recent entries like the boneheaded Thor, the brain dead Captain America and the overrated but ultimately rewarding The Avengers. If we don't need another hero, we certainly don't need the same one twice.
Here's a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, the retelling of an origin myth, retold. The background on this one is a mouthful so try to keep up: Marc Webb directed the screenplay, which was written by James Vanderbilt, which is based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Also, it was once a play written, directed, and starring Bono.
Here's a bootleg-type teaser trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, a new version of the classic comic book origin story that last got a movie treatment.. nine years ago. Why so soon?