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Sony has released the official plot synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man, releasing this summer on July 3rd.

The Amazing Spider-Manis 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.

The inclusion of a mystery surrounding Peter’s parent’s death is intriguing. Not being a huge Spider-Man aficionado I wasn’t aware his parents disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Or  maybe I’ve just got a poor memory, but I don’t remember this being covered in Sam Raimi’s films. Either way, this story is set with Peter Parker still in high school and I’m betting we’ll have plenty of teen drama and scenes for Peter with discovering himself. Which for him is a much cooler journey, being that he has super spider powers and all.

What do you think? Are you pleased with the direction this Spider-Man movie is taking?

Next up, before Spider-Man swings back on screens in July, Marvel is bringing us their biggest super hero movies yet, The Avengers on May 4th. And in good ‘ole Marvel movie fashion there’s rumored to be a surprise cameo.

Any guesses?

Here’s a clue: I was just talking about him.

Yup! Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will supposedly be making an appearance in The Avengers. At least according to this slip-up from Jenny Agutter, who has a minor role in The Avengers, when she was interviewed by the Radio Times.

As for Agutter, she’s about to metamorphose again to appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in upcoming Hollywood blockbuster The Avengers.

“I’m sworn to secrecy! I wasn’t allowed a script until I got there, and when I did I felt like a complete child being on big sets and a huge parking lot full of Winnebagos.

She does let slip that two of these housed Spider-Man and Iron Man; we suspect Agutter won’t able to avoid sci-fi conventions for much longer.

It’s possible the mention of the webslinger is a mistake, particularly since Spider-Man’s movie is currently own by Sony and The Avengers by Marvel, but who knows? I’m sure Marvel wants to bring Spider-Man into their movieverse eventually, could this cameo be the beginning?

Sources: Blastr, Geek Tyrant

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