The New Spider-Man Trailer Has Twitter Atwitter

There’s a new Spider-Man movie coming out next summer, and in a move that’s seemingly to stem the hype the upcoming Batman movie is getting, Sony and Columbia Pictures have released their ...
The New Spider-Man Trailer Has Twitter Atwitter
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  • There’s a new Spider-Man movie coming out next summer, and in a move that’s seemingly to stem the hype the upcoming Batman movie is getting, Sony and Columbia Pictures have released their trailer to the Internet. It’s not a bad looking preview, all things considered, and because of that, Twitter users are responding in volumes. This also demonstrates just how effective Twitter can be when it comes to generating buzz, even for a movie that’s a little under a year away.

    While I’m not necessarily a fan of origin stories, especially when Sam Raimi nailed it so well in the 2002 version, the new trailer looks better than I gave the idea credit for, but then again, that’s the nature of making a good preview:

    Unlike the upcoming Batman movie’s teaser trailer, Twitter is reacting to the new Spider-Man very well. Granted, it’s not like Twitter hates the Dark Knight, it’s just that the teaser did exactly that: It didn’t reveal much about Chris Nolan’s latest excursion into Gotham City. The Spider-Man trailer, on the other hand, shows views quite a bit of what they can expect next summer, and while I’m normally against movie gimmicks, the first-person perspective of Spidey swinging through New York City was better than I first thought.

    As indicated, the new trailer has thrust the “Spiderman” keyword to Twitter trend status, although, quite a few are wondering why Eduardo Saverin is in it:

    Not sure if the new Andrew Garfield movie is a Spiderman reboot or a Social Network reboot where Eduardo Saverin gets sweet revenge. 2 hours ago via Favstar.FM · powered by @socialditto

    The whole time I’m watching the new Spiderman I’m just gonna be like “Don’t you need to catch the Caltrain back to Palo Alto, Spidey?” 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

    Meanwhile, some people feel the need to correct those who spell “Spider-Man” wrong:

    Spiderman is trending. I will take this opportunity to tell you all it’s SPIDER-MAN. As opposed to Batman, Superman. #wellicare 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

    Not everyone is a fan of the idea of a remake, either:

    The Spiderman reboot is happening too soon.

    It’s like remaking this morning’s breakfast, but making the eggs a little sadder. 4 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

    The amazing spiderman was not amazing 5 minutes ago via Mobile Web · powered by @socialditto

    do we really need to tell Spiderman’s origin story again? 1 minute ago via Seesmic · powered by @socialditto

    There was positive reaction as well, but then again, American’s aren’t known as being the pickiest people when it comes to entertainment, either:

    HOLY AWESOMENESS!!! The Amazing Spiderman – Trailer 4 hours ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

    New spiderman movie looks #siiiiiiiiiick!! #superheroesarereal 7 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

    Video: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN TRAILER IS OUT HOLY ANDREW THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME. 8 minutes ago via Tumblr · powered by @socialditto

    Well… I am actually, very, very impressed by Spiderman trailer. Seems darker in tone, maybe more character focused? 3 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

    Apparently, the implication of that last tweet was that Raimi’s versions of Spider-Man was not character focus. Apparently, that Twitter user had their eyes closed during Spider-Man 2. Nevertheless, the hype is clearly building for what may be another record-breaking Spider-Man movie. Couple that with the incredibly successful Dark Knight franchise, a record-breaker in and of itself, and it looks like next summer may see two movies battling it out to see which one can break the most box office records.

    Lead image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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