Everyone’s Favourite Spectacle Wearing Superhero is Back in The Amazing Spider-Man (First Trailer)

Sony Pictures have recently released the first trailer for their new Spider-Man movie – The Amazing Spider-Man and it looks set to be much darker than the previous trilogy of Sam Raimi Spider-Man films staring Tobey Maguire.  Check out the awesome new Mirror’s Edge inspired trailer here: –

Soon-to-be Megastar – Andrew Garfield will be taking on the role of our favourite spectacle wearing superhero Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man this time round in the re-booted movie series.  The new Peter Parker looks to be a more fashionable and trendy version of the geeky character, with a skateboard under one arm, an updated hairstyle and much nicer square plastic-rimmed glasses that are all the rage these days.

UPDATE: Thanks to our helpful readers, it looks like the glasses worn in the film are most likely Oliver Peoples – more information at the bottom of this post.


We were big fans of the previous Spider-Man movies, especially the first two and thought that Tobey Maguire was the perfect Peter Parker, so Andrew Garfield has some pretty big shoes to fill, but based on his performance in The Social Network he should be excellent.


You can see here that Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker was indeed quite different, with his overly-combed hair and broken, less-than-fashionable glasses held together by tape.  He should have checked out our value range of glasses!

At first I was a little sceptical about the idea of a Spider-Man reboot with an all-new cast, but after seeing the new trailer I’m really coming round to the idea.  Emma Stone should be great as Gwen Stacy, but it’s the villians that everyone wants to know about.  Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) will also be wearing a rounder pair of plastic-rimmed glasses in the film for his role as Dr. Curt Connors, although there’s no sign of The Lizard in the first trailer just yet.


Sadly we still have a whole year to wait for the movie, which will also be shown in 3D.  The Amazing Spider-Man will be released in Summer 2012.  Can’t wait.


Get the Andrew Garfield-Peter Parker Look

If you want to look as trendy as Andrew Garfield and the new Peter Parker, why not try these stylish frames.  Click the frame images to go to the products on SelectSpecs.com.

Designer Brands

Here’s a nice selection of designer branded frames that could easily be mistaken for Peter Parker’s new glasses.

POLO Ralph Lauren – PH2053

POLO - PH2053 - SelectSpecs


Ray-Ban – RX5228

Ray-Ban - RX5228 - SelectSpecs

Marc by Marc Jacobs – MMJ 489

Ralph Lauren – RL6062

Ralph Lauren - RL6062 - SelectSpecs


On a budget

If money is a bit tight just now, these budget options are great alternatives from as little as just £6 including lenses and all the coatings.

Savannah 2249 – Black

Savannah 2249 - Black - SelectSpecs



Icon – 2022


The SS Collection – 92002B

The SS Collection 92002B - SelectSpecs


Thanks to the help of our awesome blog readers it seems the glasses worn by Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man are Oliver Peoples – Larrabee and the frames worn by Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors are likely to be Oliver Peoples – Emerson.


Chris (SelectSpecs)

Chris is the Web Content Manager for SelectSpecs.com and usually blogs about new product releases, celebrity eyewear or the latest movie releases. He also runs the Sport Glasses and Movie Glasses sites as well as his own personal Movie Blog just for fun.

12 thoughts on “Everyone’s Favourite Spectacle Wearing Superhero is Back in The Amazing Spider-Man (First Trailer)

  1. Can you tell me what is exactly the brand and the model Andrew Garfield is wearing on the first photograph ?
    Thank you.

  2. Sadly we can't tell which brand he is actually wearing at this point.  They may in fact just be a generic brand from the "Movie Props Cupboard Out Back" – hence we have listed a selection of similar glasses in the post above so you can attempt to get the look yourself as closely as possible.

  3. They look to me like the Zeligs from Sol Moscot; however, if you're on a budget check out the Neptunes over at Classicspecs.

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