Like a streak of light, it arrives just in time. We were getting light on trailers lately, and just like a spider can, Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man crawled up and hit everyone over the head this morning!
The teaser features looks at not one, but THREE villains in this go ‘round- Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, and a surprise in the form of Dane DeHaan as the Green Goblin!
So, this teaser gives us some indication of the story, and does throw in some interesting twists to the mythos of Spidey, as most superhero films do. Rhino is more an armored suit than a garish costume (closer to the Ultimate Universe version), this Green Goblin is apparently Harry out of the gate- seemingly bypassing Norman altogether. And a more in-depth background into Peter’s parent’s work with Oscorp, and what exactly they were doing with their genetic research.
Two glaring questions remain after this teaser, however. 1- does Gwen do her swan dive off a bridge in this installment? And 2- why, oh why didn’t Sony call this “The Spectacular Spider-Man”? It’s so, so simple! Raimi missed that opportunity too!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.
Is any one else happy about the costume finally looking like a real costume? It actually looks a little lighter weight and even cloth like instead of like molded rubber. Who ever redesigned the costume for this one deserves many kudos for making it look at least some what realistic and believable. It’s not perfect but it is, in my opinion, a big improvement over all past versions.