Official plot synopsis reveals Amazing Spider-Man mystery

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Krystal Clark
Dec 16, 2012

Sony Pictures has released the official plot synopsis for this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man. What's Peter Parker's main objective? It's not who or what you think.

Here's the full synopsis:

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.

As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance—leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices tot use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

So Peter's superhero motivation involves his parents and their mysterious disappearance. It sounds like Connors only comes into play because of his connection to Pete's past. We wonder when and how he'll discover the doctor's questionable experiments.

Peter will also have his fair share of teen drama. Since the film is a coming-of-age story, it will focus on him finding his identity. That will be hard task, considering that he has two of them. He's a high school student by day, and a rogue superhero by night. It's like Sophie's Choice. How will he balance them both?

What do you think of the Amazing Spider-Man story? Does it reel you in?

The Amazing Spider-Man opens in theaters July 3.

(via Movie Web)

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