Great New Spidey 2 Trailer Highlights What I Hate

The trailers keep coming for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and, like the others, this one includes some new footage along with covering a lot of familiar ground. With the May 2 release date fast approaching, I’m wondering if we’re starting to encroach on seeing all of the action — certainly the biggest set pieces — spoiled in the previews. At this point, I feel like all we need is a few scenes of exposition, and we’ve got the whole flick.


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Amazing Spidey 2 Trailer…

I have to admit that I’m not really feeling the love for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, even after this Super Bowl trailer — which seems sorta crowded and messy and hard to follow the coherence

There are several entertaining one-liners and the CGI Spidey certainly moves better than Tobey McGuire’s version, but, still… meh.

We get the origin of Electro in this video clip — and it really is too… well, on the nose — as well as glimpses of the Rhino, but I’m definitely not a fan of packing sequels with entire rogues’ galleries of guest stars. Especially such similar characters. Seriously, does Oscorp just keep rooms full of radioactive mutants for future storylines? “Forty-third floor, transmorgrified reptiles and amphibians, magic jewels and alien artifacts.”

But what do you think? Are you psyched for this sequel, or are you burned out on the spider-puns that appear to be rampant agisin rampant in the movie.?

International Spidey Posters Are Surprisingly Good

Sony Pictures has released three new posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but don’t look for them at theaters in the USA — these Electro-fying images are meant for the European market only.

Yes, again, some really cool posters will be reserved for territories other the USA, because studio marketing departments are convinced that American audiences will be confused by almost any graphic that isn’t blue-and-orange with floating heads — or featuring a superhero facing away from the camera and looking back over his shoulder.

Anyway, these posters show Spidey (Andrew Garfield) battling Electro (Jamie Foxx) in NYC’s Times Square.

Oh, well, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2.

Spidey 2 Trailer Is Littered With Spoilers!

The first full-length trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, has been released, and while the footage looks pretty action-packed and exciting, the clip is rife with spoilers!

If you want to remain absolutely pure and don’t want to know anything about this movie — or, indeed, what’s ahead in the inevitable Spidey 3! — you should skip this trailer. SPOILERS!


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Spider-Man Sequel’s Villain Is Blue

And, in this case, that’s pretty good. The sequel to last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man is now filming in New York, and the location work revealed that the main villain, Electro, will look more like the version seen in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series, rather than the old green-and-yellow costumed baddie from the classic series.

Yes, that’s Oscar winner Jamie Foxx under all that latex and special lighting. (It seems the tiny lights that ring the hood and make Electro’s face glow will be digitally removed.)
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Casting Update

jamiefoxxelectro1It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on the upcoming sequel to this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man, so let’s catch up on the major developments since the beautiful and talented  Shailene Woodley was cast as bombshell Mary Jane Watson.

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has agreed to play the villain, Electro. This is great on several levels: Foxx is a great actor and Electro is a fine pick from Spidey’s rogues gallery. His power (controlling electricity) is very visual – and since lightning/electricity is one of the easiest special effects to render – heck, the Emperor was zapping everyone with Force lightning way back in 1983’s Return of the Jedi! – I expect the battles with Electro to be absolutely spectacular.  But what are the chances that Foxx will wear Electro’s classic mask, with the lightning bolts shooting out of his face? (Not good, I suspect…) Perhaps the best thing about this casting is that Foxx seems really into the role:

“Electro is a great character. I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield [Spider-Man], and we talked…. I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he’s a… genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world, and the next thing you know he turns it on.

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