Date: 18th June 2012
The latest reboot in the Spider-Man film series has premiered in Tokyo, with British actor Andrew Garfield making his debut in the title role.
The Amazing Spider-Man opens on limited release in Japan in June and worldwide on 3 July and explains how geeky teen Peter Parker becomes the superhero.
Garfield, 28, takes over the comic book role, played on screen by Tobey Maguire in the previous three movies.
The 3D film co-stars Emma Stone and new screen villain, Rhys Ifans.
"Spider-Man has always been the only teenage superhero, and the most human one in my humble opinion, and that's just one of the things that sets him apart," Garfield, best known for his role in The Social Network, told Reuters news agency.
"He's all too human, that's what's wonderful about him."
The Spider-Man trilogy - directed by Sam Raimi, began in 2002, with follow-up films in 2004 and 2007.
Source: Press Release