In less than a week we’ll all have seen The Amazing Spider-Man and will be able to weigh in on the great debate: should Sony have rebooted the franchise so soon? It really is the question hanging over the movie. For as craptacular as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was, the first and second were truly, spectacular, and a lot of fans are still upset Sony decided to restart the whole franchise only five years later.

But, come on guys, you’ve got to admit what we’ve seen of Amazing Spider-Man looks goooooood. Not convinced? Here’s three more clips released today,

I really feel this movie has cracked the code, and not to knock the Raimi pictures, but Amazing Spider-Man looks to be the truest representation of the character yet. Agree or disagree?

Hit the jump for more Spectacular Spider-News!

I’m not sure why, but fans are desperate for Peter Parker to appear in an Avengers movie. Like they don’t have enough characters already. And this recent snap shot of Parker himself, Andrew Garfield carrying around a stack of Avengers comics has The Daily Mail convinced he’s a shoe-in for a role in Avengers 2.

Yeah, because there couldn’t possibly be another explanation that doesn’t involve Spider-Man appearing in the next Avengers movie.

See, all that wild speculation was for naught. He just likes reading comics, which I think makes him even more likable.

So likable you might want to own your very own? Then check out this new 1/6th scale collectible figurine from Hot Toys,

One of the most popular superheroes is back on the big screen with a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy. To celebrate the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Spider-Man Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from this summer blockbuster. The movie-accurate Spider-Man collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and accessories.

You probably noticed from the blurring in the images, but Garfield’s plastic likeness is still under wraps. Even without a good look at the man under the mask, you’ve got to be impressed with the level of detail. Do you think you’ll want to snag one for yourself?

And finally, is it important to you that a super hero movie be as scientifically accurate as possible? Then you’ve gotta tip your hat to Amazing Spider-Man. They had Jim Kakalios on call for all their scientific queries. For instance, he provided the, “scientific basis for wall crawling and the tensile strength of spiders webbing.” He also supplied the film with an important and recognizable theory that could be used throughout the movie. It’s the theory seen on the chalkboard in the trailers and it’s called the Decay Rate Algorithm. A combination of the Gompertz Equation and the Reliability Theory of Aging and Longevity, watch as Kakalios explains it below,

That’s right, you just got learned here on Nerd Bastards. Spidy-news, out!

Sources: Coming Soon, CBM (2), The Mary Sue

Category: Comics, Film

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