New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Clips Feature Stan Lee Narration

Published 8 months ago by , Updated March 8th, 2014 at 5:50 am,

Two years ago, Sony’s method for getting the general public interested in seeing its Spider-Man movie franchise reboot was to unveil some 25 minutes total of the film ahead of time, and the final result was a somewhat-contentious superhero flick that grossed $752 million worldwide. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the saying goes, which is why Sony is repeating that blitzkrieg marketing approach for this year’s followup, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Case in point, there’ve been multiple trailers, featurettes and TV spots released for the film already, but now we can add three clips from the movie to the stack. Bear in mind, some of this material was previously shown in earlier commercials, while the clips themselves are sequences from the movie that have been cut-up and (in some cases) spliced together with other scenes; there’s also a voiceover narration by Spider-Man comic book co-creator Stan Lee, to top it all off.

Having said that, the new footage – including the clips above and the two additional videos below – look pretty good on the whole. It’s also worth pointing out that there’s some intentional misdirection going on here, which might seem like spoiler territory to those who haven’t been keeping up with news concerning the future of the Amazing Spider-Man movie franchise.

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To be exact, actor Chris Cooper has made it clear that his version of Norman Osborn will not die (at the least, not permanently die) in Amazing Spider-Man 2, despite what the clip below would have you believe – with Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) taking over Oscorp Industries, that is. Rather, Cooper has implied that Norman will instead be pulling the strings behind the main puppet-show in the sequel, before he re-emerges as a more powerful threat in Amazing Spider-Man 3. (Cooper calls TASM2 an “introduction” to the character.)

Beyond that, the campy Stan Lee voiceover actually seems to befit the footage from Amazing Spider-Man 2, given the pulpier tone – like a live-action take on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon universe – with fun, if far-fetched action and plot developments wrapped around a grounded emotional core. Fortunately, the film’s center doesn’t seem to be hollow either, as it appears that the first movie’s realistic treatment of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy’s (Emma Stone) intimate relationship – as well as the characters’ psychology in general – will be carried over into the sequel.

Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 director Marc Webb will also call the shots on the third installment, with Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner (Fringe) handling the script; these folk will also play some role in developing the upcoming Venom and Sinister Six spinoffs. Hence, they have strong motivation to get Amazing Spider-Man 2 “right”, before any of that can happen. So far, it looks as though they’ll manage the task pretty well.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

Source: Kellogg’s

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  1. am i the only one who thinks that the cgi in that street chase scene looks quite unpolished? or just mediocre? :/

    anyway i want to like this movie a lot, but i feel like almost all of the surprise has been given up already. beginning to rethink spending money to watch this in the theater, but i guess ill just wait for reviews to come out before deciding

    • You’re mad because you spoiled the movie for yourself? Rule of thumb is to skip the promo blitz leading up to release.

      • People have no self-control and want to blame the movie for it.

      • @naledge cant help but see all the commercials with goblin, possible gwen death, all that stuff. but there are plenty of films that know how to keep most plot devices under wraps in promos. i wouldnt say im mad, more like disappointed that the film looks like it’ll be too predictable. hopefully im wrong, but right now it doesnt seem that way.

        • Was it really that unpredictable to begin with? These aren’t mystery films. If they’re borrowing from a source material then it’s not hard to guess.

          • I’m excited for this film and even I have to admit the CGI is bad. When Peter gets knocked around in the car and catches one of the vials with his foot looks so cheap.

  2. Stan “the Man” Lee

  3. Please tell me that bit with Stan Lee is gonna make it into the film.

  4. after seeing the trailers for GOTG, Godzilla and even Xmen this is looking really bad by comparison, and i’m not a fan of extremely boring first movie.

    • I agree about the first movie being boring but you gotta admit, Willem Defoe was the high point.

      Loved TASM though. First real Spider-Man movie we’ve ever had.

  5. Im really looking forward to this movie, but I feel like theyre giving away too much plot wise.

  6. When spidey was in the armored truck saving those orange vials….CGI=Poop. It was just bad. I will still see this though.

  7. Ahhhhh more CGI complaints. Unless they’re done editing, I think we should save those complaints until after we see the film.

  8. How sweet! Lee´s voiceover reminded me Lee´s voiceover from the great Spiderman ps1 game.

  9. I’ll be buying this DVD for the collection.

  10. Oh wah wah wah, effects don’t look realistic.
    You know what folks? Realism isn’t that important.
    Sure, that shot of Spidey winging a manhole cover at the Rhino’s head doesn’t look realistic. But you know what it does look like? FUN. The colors pop, the pose and angle are dramatic and interesting, the explosion in the background and the gleam on the tip of Rhino’s horn give it a gleeful energy.
    And you know what, that’s great.
    Superhero movies are still in a place where they insist on “realism”, on detailing everything so much that they neglect the poetry of the image, the dynamism, the….fun.
    Amazing Spiderman 2 could very will suck on ice, especially if Kurtzman and Orci are writing, but if it does suck, it won’t be because of the effects.