THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Cast & Crew to Light Up Empire State Building for 'Spider-Man Week'
Published: June 20, 2012 - 8:03am
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (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 (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 (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.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S ICONIC TOWER LIGHTS TO SHINE SPIDER-MAN RED AND BLUE TO ENCOURAGE FANS TO BE AMAZING, STAND UP AND VOLUNTEER
The Amazing Spider-Man’s Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Director Marc Webb
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and Director Marc Webb, will host a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building to turn the world-famous icon Spider-Man red and blue and encourage Spider-Man fans everywhere to Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer. People of all ages all across the country will come together to give their time and energy to help their neighbors – and they will also have the chance to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), which funds accelerated and innovated cancer research.
Empire State Building lobby
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets
MONDAY, JUNE 25TH
Lighting Ceremony: 12:00 p.m.
DETAILS: For more information on BE AMAZING, STAND UP AND VOLUNTEER please visit: http://www.beamazing2012.com/
RHYS IFANS TO KICK OFF SPIDER-MAN WEEK IN NYC WITH AN APPEARANCE AND SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET
ON MONDAY, JUNE 25
Rhys Ifans, who plays Dr. Connors and his alter-ego, The Lizard, in the new film, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Rhys Ifans will help kick off Spider-Man Week in NYC with an appearance and signing at Forbidden Planet, New York’s legendary comic book store.
840 Broadway, at 13th Street, New York, NY
MONDAY, JUNE 25TH
Signing: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
For more information on SPIDER-MAN WEEK IN NYC please visit: http://www.spidermanweeknyc.com/
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The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.