Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man

If you’ve been following the developments on Sony Pictures’ upcoming ‘Amazing Spider-Man’, then you know that the villain for this, the first film in the rebooted franchise, is none other than the mutated monstrosity… the Lizard.

Today, Sony released the official plot synopsis for the film and it seems as if the Spider-Man origin story is going to get some twists and this isn’t just a one-off story since it looks more like a setup for more Spider-Man movies (which is uber-totally fine by me).

Here’s the official synopsis, but be aware… it does contain some spoilers:

“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.”

So, Sony is bringing Peter’s parents into the tale. That’s something that the comic series has done a few times but I can’t recall ever seeing on any Spider-Man film or television series. So… what’s with the briefcase? What does the disappearance of Peter’s parents have to do with Oscorp? And, since the Parker link is to Oscorp, does that hint at an appearance by Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin?

A quick look at IMDb shows that there isn’t anyone listed in the cast as any of the Osborn family, but that doesn’t mean Sony and Marvel couldn’t keep something hidden… especially if it’s for one of those infamous after-credit stingers that Marvel movies are so fond of.

The more I hear about this movie, it seems like Marvel may have finally made the Spider-Man movie I’ve been waiting for since 8-year-old me first sat starry-eyed in front of my television watching ‘Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends’.

What do you think? Does the new plotline intrigue you enough to watch a Spider-Man movie with no Toby, no Goblin, and no Raimi? Me? I’m uber-stoked! I didn’t care for Toby’s Parker or the Power Ranger Goblin of this past trilogy. (And don’t even get me started on Venom!)

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ is directed by Mark Webb, stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Dennis Leary. It comes to theaters in 2D, 3D, IMAX, and IMAX 3D on July 3, 2012.