The Spider-Man films are being rebooted this year and Marc Webb – director of the incredible (500) Days of Summer – is at the helm. With Raimi’s last note on the webslinger falling a bit flat, this promising new direction makes this film one I’m thoroughly anticipating.
On Monday, February 6, 2012, Sony Pictures held sneak previews for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie all around the world, including Los Angeles. That’s where I found myself and my Partner-in-Crime at the beginning of this week.
And yes, we were once again dressed like Pikachus.
Unlike the sneak peeks for the Dark Knight Rises prologue, these screenings were much more exclusive with about under 10 locations total worldwide. Going into it though, I figured the line wouldn’t be so bad since – well – Spider-Man is no Batman.
As you can tell from the picture above, I fucked up real good on that assumption.
We arrived there about an hour before the scheduled 12pm start time and discovered that the line snaked down from the third floor – where the theater was – to the street and down the way.
Thankfully, the disappointment at having to wait such a long time was outweighed by all the attention we got dressed up like Pokemon. It goes without saying, but we’re attention whores.
Of course, soon even that wore out its welcome because the heat started beating down on us and our suits. It was still ironic to note that the only people dressed up in costumes for this event weren’t even wearing Spider-Man related things.
After waiting about two hours, my group was finally lead into the theater. Lo and behold, the director himself was there at the front of the screen. Sitting with my Partner-in-Crime in the middle of the space, I told her we would get a picture with Marc Webb in our costumes.
Things got even better when he introduced the film and called us out as “those yellow guys.” It was quite a day to be an attention whore.
We were then shown the following trailer and a brief sizzle reel:
I took the footage to be a step in the right direction for the Marvel franchise. Along with TDKR, July is going to be a fantastic month!
Afterwards, the P.i.C. and I marched right up to Webb and asked if we could trouble him for a snap. I think it was awkward for him: