After the unfortunate Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures commissioned two scripts. One for a fourth film, and another for a reboot of the series. They ended up choosing to go the reboot route over continuing where Spider-Man 3 left off.

The Amazing Spider-Man is an attempt to return to the Spider-Man of the comics, complete with sarcastic quips and homemade web launchers. It bears some resemblance to Nolan’s The Dark Knight, with a city who largely opposes the masked vigilante and the entire NYPD out to stop him.

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3rd.