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New Details & Images for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Movie Released

Now we know some information on Peter Parker's backstory.

Colombia Pictures has a website for the July 3, 2012 release of The Amazing Spider-Man. There are some potential spoilers so read with caution.

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Clicking on 'The Story' tab gives us a little more information.

Like most teenagers his age, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. In his journey to put the pieces of his past together he uncovers a secret that his father held… a secret that will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man. This is the first in a series of movies that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story. On July 3rd, 2012, the untold story begins.

We saw in the first trailer that young Peter is told by his father that he and his mother need to take care of something and Peter will be staying with his aunt and uncle. He does find an old messenger bag belonging to his father that could contain those secrets.

The website also gives some background on each character.

== TEASER ==

Peter Parker

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Ever since Peter's parents disappeared at 13 years old, he has struggled to find his purpose in life. Now, on the bring of unlocking the mystery about what happened to them, he must face the ultimate challenge — one that has been created within the laboratories of Oscorp.

Gwen Stacy

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Smart, charismatic and rebellious, Gwen is the chief Intern at Oscorp, a position she takes very seriously. But her life takes a complicated turn as she watches both her boyfriend, Peter, and her mentor, Dr. Connors, undergo radical transformations.

Captain Stacy

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An esteemed police officer for over twenty years, Captain Stacy is the public face of the NYPD who leads the department's investigation into Spider-Man's vigilantism. The only thing Captain Stacy vows to protect more than the city is his family — particularly his only daughter, Gwen.

Dr. Curt Connors

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One of Oscorp's leading scientific minds. Dr. Connors attempts to engineer a revolutionary regeneration serum to help re-grow limbs and human tissue. His motivations are unclear as to why he elects to to be the first human test subject — but what becomes evident is that something goes horribly wrong.

What is the secret that Peter discovers? Were his parents in S.H.I.E.L.D.? That's possible and makes sense (along with info from the comics) but would Colombia be allowed to use 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'? Perhaps the secret is some designs for webshooters or maybe designs for costume fabric to explain how he makes his costume.

July 3 will be coming quickly. Thoughts? Are you more excited now?