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.
You’re Spider-Man, Peter. And you were bitten by a radioactive spider. Seems like you’re the only person not to know.
There’s now an official site for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, and it includes several new images, some tiny character bios and an official plot blurb, from which I took the quote at the head of the page.
There are two particularly interesting bits in the blurb:
he uncovers a secret that his father held… a secret that will ultimately shape his destiny
This is the first in a series of movies
So it seems like they’re still gung-ho on the sequel plans.
More talk of the ‘rents in Parker’s bio:
Ever since Peter’s parents disappeared 13 years ago, he has struggled to find his purpose in life. Now, on the brink 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.
Here’s a detail from the backdrop to the “story” page on the site. It seems to show Osborn and Peter’s dad in a picture together, “back in the day.” I guess this case belonged to Mr. Parker, and will be the thing to start off the “mystery.”
Here are the other bios, which continue the painting of this unusual Spider-story, and some of the best pictures from the official site’s gallery.
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.
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 – and particularly his only daughter, Gwen.
One of the 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 be the first human test subject – but what becomes evident is that something goes horribly wrong.