The Amazing Spider-Man swings into Comic-Con with fan contest

MUMBAI: In anticipation of the 3 July, 2012 worldwide release of The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D, the cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie for the first time as they address the fans at Comic-Con, San Diego.

One fan can be a part of the action by proving he or she is the ultimate Spider-Man fan in The Amazing Spider-Man Face of the Fan contest. The contest winner will be the “face of the fan” at Comic-Con, and have the opportunity to meet the talent and filmmakers and conduct an interview with them.

US residents 18 years of age and older can go to www.faceofthefan.com/TheAmazingSpider-Man to enter the contest, which begins 3 June and runs through 27 June, 2011. To enter the contest, users submit a sixty-second video of themselves answering the question, “Why should you be the Face of the Fan correspondent at Comic-Con?”

All entries will be judged and one winner will be chosen to attend Comic-Con San Diego 2011.  The winner will meet the cast and filmmakers, and have a chance to ask them fan questions gathered from the social communities on the web about The Amazing Spider-Man.

The prize includes one trip for two (2 days/2 nights) to attend Comic-Con San Diego 2011, including hotel accommodations, roundtrip airfare, and transportation to and from the hotel, as well as two passes to attend Comic-Con.

Sony Pictures president, worldwide marketing Marc Weinstock said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing Spider-Man back to Comic-Con – it’s an exciting place to give the fans an inside look into what the new Spider-Man film is all about.”

Sony Pictures president, worldwide digital marketing Dwight Caines added, “The Face of the Fan program is all about connecting fans from all over the country to the films they care about the most by using the web and social networking tools. We expect there will be exciting Spider-Man news coming out of Comic-Con, and the contest winner will be the fan correspondent giving moviegoers everywhere an inside look.”

A Columbia Pictures presentation of a Marvel Studios production, The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans and is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The film is produced by Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach.

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