The Amazing Spider-Man clip takes over the experiment

Sony Pictures has posted a new clip from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man.

In this video, we are shown some background on Ryhs Iffans’ character, Doctor Connors, who accidentally turns himself into a lizard when his limb regeneration experiments go wrong. Interestingly enough, the trailer seems to hint that it might not entirely be his own fault, as the evil heads of Oscorp are pushing the man into desperation, and demanding results at any cost.

Sony also teases a few short seconds about the mysterious death of Peter’s parents, as the discussion briefly touches on Doctor Parker’ death having something to do with the corporation. The mention of Norman Osborn here, and the possible connections with the pressure on the scientists is also interesting. Indeed, there seems to be quite a few threads – perhaps building into an epic story-line which could span the new franchise.

This particular iteration of Spider-Man differs wildly from the version portrayed in the previous franchise. He seems less conflicted about his role, not particularly concerned with secrecy and sneakiness, and overall, definitely more lighthearted. He’s more like the Spider-Man we know from the comics, and it will be interesting to see where the franchise takes this particular iteration of the super hero.

Here’s the theatrical trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man:

and the official synopsis:

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3rd, 2012.