Celebuzz's Big Summer Movie Guide! Unmasking 'The Amazing Spider-Man': Peter Parker’s Secret Past! (VIDEO)
Want to know what to watch at the theater? Celebuzz breaks down the blockbusters in our Big Summer Movie Guide!
In this episode, we take a closer look at The Amazing Spider-Man himself, otherwise known to the world as Peter Parker! The classic coming book character is played by up-and-comer Andrew Garfield, 28, who has several -- and impressive -- credits over the past seven years (including his breakout role in The Social Network).
Andrew isn't the first Hollywood player to sling Spidey's webs, but his portrayal will take the character to a place fans have never seen before:
In the reboot of the popular film franchise, it is the first time audiences get a look at his mysterious past. In the previous films, as well as the comic books, Peter's story starts as a mild-mannered boy next door type living with his aunt and uncle after the death of his parents.
Now, all that is about to change. Cue the dramatic music!
In The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter learns that his father was a scientist working on a top-secret project. This leads him on a mission to find out the truth about his own past, including why his parents really disappeared! His search takes him to the one person who can help him uncover the truth.
Who is this blast from the past -- and are they an ally or enemy? Watch the video to find out!
Offscreen, Andrew fell for his costar Emma Stone. Who could blame him? She's adorable! See their romantic timeline below: