‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Trailer and Reaction
More action. More villains. More…electricity. That’s what we get with the first trailer to Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Andrew Garfield returns to don the spidey suit, but is faced with his most difficult challenge(s) yet.
“Every day I woke up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make,” Peter Parker says during the trailer. “And it’s just a matter of time before I face those with more power than I can overcome.”
Jamie Foxx will star as Electro, a villain from the comic books who gained his power after being struck by lightning. He isn’t the only one keeping the webhead busy. Paul Giamatti plays Rhino and we are also teased with glimpses of Dan DeHaan as the Green Goblin. The three of them are somehow tied to Oscorp and the research done by Peter’s father, Richard. Not much is known about Peter’s parents in the first film, but he starts to uncover his father’s secrets and research.
The trailer is solid and a mechanical Rhino isn’t as bad as it sounds, but one can’t help but wonder how director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) can juggle all of these villains and still deliver a good film? Sam Raimi attempted the same in Spider-Man 3 and fans know how that turned out. The screenwriters, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner, are obviously taking liberties with the story to present a more modern, down-to-earth approach, especially with Electro. Foxx’s character becomes Electro as a result of Oscorp’s experiments, which is similar to the character’s background in the Ultimates Comics universe.
Sony clearly doesn’t give a crap about spoiling the movie for fans, especially when we see a the mysterious figure from the first film’s post credit scene walking through a dark hallway that includes metallic wings and mechanical arms.
Sony has already committed to a third and fourth film, which are to be released on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, so it’s possible we could see the Vulture and Doctor Octopus in the third movie. With Electro, Doc Ock and Vulture, will the fourth (and final?) movie in the rebooted series feature the Sinister Six? Fans can only hope.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dan DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, Chris Zylka, Dennis Leary, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Marton Csokas, swings to theaters May 2, 2014.