Everyone’s favorite web-slinger is back for his next adventure as Sony Pictures debuts the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This past Comic-Con, fans got their first look at Electro, the big bad Spidey has to face while searching for the truth behind the death of his parents. Those looking for a tastier look into TASM2 will get more than they bargained for as Sony and Marc Webb hold nothing back. See for yourself after the jump.
Sprinkled among the familiar faces of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and Aunt Mae (Sally Field), we meet some of our hero’s most feared enemies: Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti). But what comes as a surprise is Harry Osborn, Peter Parker’s old chum who was played by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, assuming the role of The Green Goblin. Could this mean disaster as we see yet another Spider-Man film with three separate villains?
At Comic-Con the Electro teaser trailer introduced fans to the villain, and now we see him in full action. Wrecking havoc throughout New York City, Electro creates a path of destruction in an attempt to end Spider-man. But Electro isn’t the only big bad that gets some action in this trailer. The Goblin and Rhino are both shown raining chaos on Parker’s life. And not only are these three villains saying hello, but the sequel also expands on the story of Richard Parker (Campbell Scott), Peter’s dad, and his ties with Oscorp and Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper).
What is Sony’s game plan? They knew going into this how much fans disliked the overstuffed Spider-Man 3, why push the envelope again? It’s nice that they are telling us straight out that this will be a character heavy sequel, and I am keeping an open mind since this trailer is pretty epic, but hold slight reservations. The first Amazing Spider-Man was too similar to the Raimi trilogy that promised an untold origin story of the wall-crawler. It seems more appropriate here and I hope Marc Webb, and the writers, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek; Transformers), are able to pull off something we haven’t seen before. One thing’s for sure, the graphics definitely feel incomplete and very unimpressive, which I’m sure they’ll get patched up by May next year.
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Here’s the brief plot synopsis of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 courtesy of IMDb.com:
Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.
Is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 bogged down with too many villains? Will this end up as poorly as Raimi’s Spider-Man 3? Speak up in the comments section below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters May 2, 2013 in 2D and 3D.
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