If you want to go on a Spider-Man binge-watching spree and are wondering where to watch The Amazing Spider-Man, we’ve got you covered! Starring Andrew Garfield in his debut appearance as the titular web-slinger, the 2012 superhero film is a required viewing for all Spider-Man fans out there.
Where to watch The Amazing Spider-Man online
There are many streaming services where you can watch The Amazing Spider-Man. Your options depend on the country you’re in though.
As of June 2023, you’ll be able to stream the film on Disney Plus, Fubo, and DirecTV, if you’re in the United States.
In Canada, viewers can watch the movie on Disney Plus, Netflix, Club Illico, and Crave.
Those who are living in Australia have the option to watch the movie on Disney Plus, Binge, or Paramount Plus.
Meanwhile, Spidey fans in India can watch the film on Netflix and Hotstar.
Is The Amazing Spider-Man streaming on Netflix?
Yes. As mentioned above, the movie is available for streaming on Netflix.
Why is The Amazing Spider-Man on Netflix but I can’t watch it?
Available titles on Netflix vary from region to region, which is why The Amazing Spider-Man may appear unavailable in your country.
For instance, you won’t see the film on Netflix if you are streaming from the U.S. However, you can watch it from the U.S. if you use a VPN like ExpressVPN with Netflix.
All you have to do is download and install the ExpressVPN app on your preferred device, select a Canadian IP address from the available countries list, open Netflix, search for the keyword “The Amazing Spider-Man”, and there you have it! Simply tap or press play to start watching the film.
Is The Amazing Spider-Man on Disney Plus?
If you live in the U.K., you will not find the movie on Disney+. But if you’re residing in the U.S., Canada, or Australia, you will be able to watch the movie from the Disney-owned streaming service.
Is The Amazing Spider-Man on Prime Video?
The movie was previously available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video in the U.K. and Australia but has since been removed from the platform for both countries.
Is The Amazing Spider-Man on Hulu?
The movie is not available to stream on Hulu in the U.S.
Is The Amazing Spider-Man on HBO Max?
Although we’d love to see the film on HBO Max, it’s currently not available on the platform.
Is watching The Amazing Spider-Man free?
The film is not free to watch on any streaming platform, as you need to have a subscription to any of the abovementioned streaming services to watch it.
Aside from watching it via those streaming services, the movie can also be rented or bought from AMC on Demand, Apple iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft, RedBox, Google Play Movies, and DirecTV from $3-$14.99.
About The Amazing Spider-Man
As you’re probably already aware, three actors have so far put on the legendary red and blue suit of Spider-Man (Hi, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland!).
With every reboot, Spider–Man films have been just as awesome as the previous one. OG Spider-Man Maguire transferred his crown (or web shooters, rather) to Garfield, who played the role of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves, the movie tells the origin story of Peter Parker (Garfield), a high school student who is bitten by a genetically altered spider and gains superhuman powers. He uses his powers to fight crime and save the city from the Lizard, a scientist who has been transformed into a mysterious reptilian foe.
As a teenager, Parker (Garfield), a.k.a. Spider-Man, tries to sort out who he really is and exactly what his feelings are for his high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) after he is abandoned by his parents and raised by his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen).
When Peter finds a mysterious briefcase that belongs to his father (Campbell Scott), he pursues a quest to solve his parents’ disappearance. His search for answers brings him to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), setting him on a collision course with Connors’ alter ego, the Lizard.
The Amazing Spider-Man cast
Here are the main cast members of the movie opposite the characters they play:
- Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man: A high school student who was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained superhuman powers.
- Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy: Peter’s classmate and love interest.
- Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors / The Lizard: A scientist who experiments on himself with lizard DNA and becomes a monstrous creature.
- Irrfan Khan as Rajit Ratha: An Oscorp executive, Connors’ immediate superior.[
- Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy: Gwen’s father and a police captain in New York City.
- Martin Sheen as Ben Parker: Peter’s uncle and father figure.
- Sally Field as Aunt May: Peter’s aunt and mother figure.
- Campbell Scott as Richard Parker: Peter’s late father. He was a businessman and scientist who worked for Oscorp,
The Amazing Spider-Man trailer
Haven’t seen The Amazing Spider-Man yet? You can check out the trailer video for the movie below:
When did The Amazing Spider-Man come out?
The science fiction, action movie opened in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2012. With a production budget of $200-$230 million, the film went on to earn $757.9 million at the worldwide box office.
How long is The Amazing Spider-Man?
The Amazing Spider-Man’s complete runtime is 2 hours and 16 minutes.
How many The Amazing Spider-Man movies are there?
There are two The Amazing Spider-Man movies. The original 2012 movie was followed by the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which came out in 2014.
The second movie takes place two years after the first film’s events. Peter Parker (Garfield) graduates from high school and continues his crime-fighting duties as Spider-Man while facing off with the electricity-manipulating Electro (Jamie Foxx), rekindling his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Stone), and reconnecting with his old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), who is slowly dying from a genetic disease.
Watch the trailer for the sequel below:
Will The Amazing Spider-Man 3 happen?
Andrew Garfield was supposed to reprise his role in a third and fourth The Amazing Spider-Man films, but the entire franchise was effectively canceled after Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios reached a deal in 2015 allowing Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though The Amazing Spider-Man 3 didn’t materialize, plans for the project were actually promising.
Supposedly set to be released on June 10, 2016, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner. The film would have focused on Peter Parker (Garfield) recovering from the death of Gwen Stacy (Stone) death and would have featured the return of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper). Though Norman seemingly died from a genetic disease, a deleted post-credits scene from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 revealed that Oscorp Industries was keeping his head on ice.
Another deleted scene from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suggested that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would have also brought Richard Parker (Campbell Scott), Peter’s scientist father, back from the dead.
Denis Leary, who played Gwen’s dad, Captain George Stacy, in the franchise, said that the supposed third film was about resurrecting those who had died. “Part of the discussion was that possibly in 3, there was this idea, at one point, Spider-Man would be able to take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that had died,” Leary revealed to IGN back in 2015. “So there was this discussion that Captain Stacy would come back even bigger in episode 3.”
While The Amazing Spider-Man 3 had long been canceled, there have been calls for Sony to revive the movie after Garfield reprised his version of Spider-Man in the 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland in the title role.
Following the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Garfield expressed interest in reprising his role as Peter Parker for another Spider-Man film. Holland later expressed support for Garfield to reprise the role in a potential third film.
“I would love to see The Amazing Spider-Man 3,” Holland told ComicBook.com in February 2022. “I think what was so wonderful was how Andrew was able to kind of make amends with the character and the studio, you know, to kind of win the general public back.”
Reviving The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is a great option for Sony, especially after Holland shared that he is not sure if he will ever get to play Peter Parker again after Spider-Man: No Way Home.