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Dec 5 2013 10:01am

Watch the First Trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

If you included all three of the Sam Raimi films along with Amazing Spider-Man that might...might...explain why Amazing Spider-Man 2 is so progressively insane. As first trailers go, this one does not disappoint. Everything is crazypants and Spider-Man is here.

Damn. No wonder they cut Mary Jane out of the movie. IT’S A LITTLE BUSY.

Let’s take a closer look at what the trailer reveals. I’ve assembled some screencaps below, some of which I think constitute at least one MAJOR SPOILER for those unfamiliar with the Spider-Man mythos. (Don’t worry, they’re down near the bottom.) Gaze at your own peril!

 

Click any image to enlarge.

Look, it’s Eisenberg’s! This car crunch was filmed right outside the Tor.com offices. See how it looked in real life. Also, that's actually MJ in the diner, not Gwen.

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This screencap also isn’t really relevant to the plot but isn’t this whole car-flip-save sequence totally sick? These are the kinds of weird parkour acrobatics that make me wish I could swing around like Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

 

We got our first look at the Rhino, too, which appears to be mostly be Paul Giamatti hiding inside of a robot.

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Giamatti takes a machine gun to Peter over in DUMBO. This whole thing probably started as an argument over the bill at ReBar.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

 

Nice one, Sony Pictures marketing department. The “Follow The Daily Bugle on Tumblr!” nails the faded look of the myriad of graffiti and ads on the buildings that line the Manhattan Bridge on Water St. The Tumblr, by the way, just went live with an “interview” of cagey robot-maker Spencer Smythe.

It’s also possible that in the movie The Daily Bugle is actually headquartered in that building. It wouldn’t be the first NYC news outlet to set up shop there.

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Elsewhere in the trailer it looks like the Rhino fight moves to Park Avenue. For some reason this shot makes me want to yell “Pizza to the head!”

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“So aside from his ever-present halo of electricity and weird crackly blue skin, how do we communicate to the audience that this man named Electro has lightning powers?”

“Ummm, let’s put a tank of electric eels in the foreground of the establishing shot!”

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“Really?”

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Electro’s Times Square attack looks kind of like that Ultimate Spider-Man video game. The top image in this post shows a second location at a transformer station near a bridge. Not sure if those are one attack or two separate ones.

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I never noticed it in the promo photos for the movie, but that panel on the side of Electro’s head is all bulgy and creepy.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

 

He’s also not the only character to have it. The Goblin has an implant, too.

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The bags under the eyes match Harry’s face. AND. It explains his weird haircut/wig. How else would he be able to obscure the flippin’ plate in his head?

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

 

Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn certainly looks like a guy who would put a mind control plate in his son’s head.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

 

It also explains why the hair is so different once he’s gone Full Goblin.

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The trailer also shows him up opening up some weird secret chambers. Six sinister chambers.

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OCTOPUS ARMS! (And Vulture wings!) This has me so excited. I also love the notion that Richard Parker and Norman probably collaborated on these robotic devices until Norman moved on to bio-engineering, employing the Lizard, creating Electro, and so on.

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This is our only shot so far of Felicity Jones as (rumored) Felicia Hardy.

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“Sorry Peter, we can’t send you to college. Your dad blew all our money on BUYING AN ABANDONED SUBWAY STATION AND INSTALLING A LAB UNDERNEATH IT. Also, you’re Spider-Man.”

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“Also your dad was a scientist and a pilot and an ass-kicker.”

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Look at Peter’s adorable little kindergarten friend! If someone namedrops the kid as “Miles Morales” I will flip out.

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Spider-Man and the Goblin face off in what looks like a weird old clock tower and oh my god oh my god....

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Gwen’s there, too. Wearing the outfit she wears on the day she dies.

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Oh no. Peter who are you trying to save from falling WHO IS IT DON’T SAY GWEN.

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Okay, to try and cheer us up let’s enlarge and rotate the panel Harry shows Peter because it is FULL OF SECRETS.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

There are references to the movie’s villains in here, but also to Morbius, Dr. Octopus, Venom, and more!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 thwips into theaters on May 4th.


Chris Lough would love a Spider-Man movie that doesn't try to kill the girlfriend. Just once.

7 comments
Christopher Morgan
1. cmorgan
So Rhino, Electro, Goblin, and teases for what Vulture and Ock? This is just getting a little crazy. I sincerly hope they can pull it off.
Ian Tregillis
2. ITregillis
Wow, yeah. It definitely looks... ambitious. I loved the first two Raimi/Maguire movies but didn't enjoy the 3rd as much, possibly because it was trying to cram in too much for my tastes. So I'm a little worried I might have the same reaction to this one. OTOH, the trailer looks amazing, and it actually has me more interested in this movie than the previous Garfield Spider-Man. So I'll hold on to hope that they pull it off.

And I'll of course see this because I love Spidey.
sighhhh
3. sighhhh
So they can fit three supervillains into the movie, but they cut Mary Jane because another female character would just make things 'far too crowded', I guess?

And it looks like they'll be fridging one of the female characters they've kept.

Typical.
Matt Diamond
4. MattDiamond
It should be kept in mind that sometimes details (like the buttons we see on the control panel) are added by SFX people as filler and/or in-jokes. It does not necessarily mean that Dr Connors, Doc Ock, Vulture etc are a significant part of this movie, or even that these passing references are previews of those enemy's origin stories in future films.
sighhhh
5. AdamMcGovern
Smart idea for how to make the Rhino believable, turning him into a personal tank; love the tragic fury of Foxx as Electro, might be my next fav villain-who's-got-a-point (since he sounds like the post-Occupy, Mark Waid version); I hope they save out some of the...six for other sequels (well-taken pun, Chris), since I like the smart world-building (and continuity-rebuilding) Sony’s doing in this franchise and neither miss Raimi at all nor am in a hurry to see this merged with the Avengers line...though I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the pizza-to-the-head scene, Spidey makes a Captain America crack just so Marvel Studios can stake some territory.

They turned Gwen from the Stepford-girlfriend of the '60s and '70s comics into a strong and sharp-witted standalone personality in the first Amazing flick so it would be nice if they flipped the script again and she simply dumps Peter after the Goblin ordeal...not everyone has to die for Parker to be alone. Then again, it's not just his female friends who die for his career choice, as we saw in the comics and the first flick with Uncle Ben and Gwen's dad...though it just hit me that those dynastic deaths were maybe Lee & Romita's refraction of "the Kennedy curse," but since these movies aren’t set in the 1960s, maybe it’s time Gwen were liberated from that…
sighhhh
6. RobertX
Nope. Most of it looked like a video game. That is NOT the Rhino. Jabeesuz.
Thomas Jeffries
7. thomstel
Holy color palette!

Taking it more towards the direction of a comic's colorization makes my heart warm up, especially considering the villian team-up potential being teased here. I always considered Spidey fighting villian teams in a wise-cracking parkour melee as the best Spidey.

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