‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ International Trailer: Peter Parker is a Busy Guy

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 13th, 2013 at 1:38 pm,

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It’s telling how a newly-released international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaves out a number of scenes featured in the U.S. trailer; specifically, those which foreshadow how director Marc Webb’s sequel will drastically (and in a hurry) expand the Spider-Man cinematic universe.

Instead, the international preview incorporates previously-unseen footage that highlights the second Amazing Spider-Man installment’s basic, yet universally-relatable human drama core: the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), a talented and hard-working high schooler in a complicated, but stable relationship with a woman named Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), who likewise has a bright future ahead of her. (… Or does she?)

That Pete’s non-paying job (we’ll call it pro bono work) often involves things like having to catch police cars, battle dangerous thugs, prevent genetically-altered and/or super-powered criminals - engineered by a shadowy corporate empire with ties to his past – from terrorizing New York City – well, that just comes with the superhero genre territory.

Besides that, in Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pete’s just an ordinary teen, whose parental figure Aunt May (Sally Field) is somewhat oblivious to the struggles in his life – or whose girlfriend doesn’t take crap from him, even when he has to run off to stop an electricity-powered madman (Jamie Foxx).

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Of course, there’s a good reason why the U.S. trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 contains so many hints and clues about plot beats that concern the rebooted Spider-Man movie franchise’s overarching mythology and future in general (including what may be a sneak peek at the film’s “button scene,” a.k.a. mid-credits sequence).

Sony has officially confirmed that two spinoff installments – revolving around the anti-hero/baddie Venom and the supervillain team Sinister Six – are being developed, so the studio needs to start getting U.S. comic book fans and moviegoers (its primary demographic) intrigued by what lies ahead for the series. It’s something for fans to get excited about, for sure, but as far as marketing for the second film goes, it’s kind of a gimmick.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is trusted to be interested in seeing the second Amazing Spider-Man installment because it might offer a fulfilling narrative and resonant themes about young adulthood – featured in a screenplay written by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) – in addition to the stylized comic book action sequences and picturesque 3D camera shots of Spidey flying around the Big Apple. C’est la vie.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro outside the U.S.) opens in theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

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  1. the suit change in the first one was due to the reboot being so close to the last movie being made and since there was an outcry (i personally liked the suit) they opted for changing it to the ultimate universe costume to appease fans (not that you always can). any spiderman fan should be thankful we are getting to see a better and newer version of this character. yes i know there are those that hated the first because it had to rehash thhe origin again. but there will always no matter how great the movie is be those that will make negative remarks because again you cannot make every single person happy with every single choice in a movie that you were chosen to envision. i liked both versions of the spiderman movies (raimi’s and webb’s) but i also appreciate still getting to see these characters in a different perspective that i most others are enjoying. why hate on a 2 minute trailer of something that is trying to build on what allot of people are dying to see (sinister six in live action and a better take on venom)? wait til it comes out and what it has to set up for the following films before judging and you might be surprised.
    i am in no way saying this will be the best movie ever made but can can build further into what we are all asking for which is more characters that we have not yet seen and crossovers into other films if it can be done right. i hope everybody gives the series a chance before completely trashing it without seeing what is really in store.

  2. “We don’t have a chimney…”

    Love it.

    • Reminded me of myself as a kid.
      *parent asks about something*
      *I act like there’s nothing happening*

      “Why is your sister crying?”
      “What? Who’s this ‘sister’ person?”

  3. I Can’t wait until this comes out! Its any spiderman’s dream to have a super hero movie like this. And it really grinds my gears when people criticize movies before they even watch them. Im sure half the people hating on won’t know how to make a movie better than this one. Its just my opinion.

  4. Now this is what the trailer should be… awesome!

  5. I’m so hyped for this but at the same time wary and trying to keep low expectations. The US trailer is awesome but it’s a little too CGI infested borderline “cartoonish” and is that the Ultimate SM suit already, it looks a tad bit out of place. I liked the frist suit in 1 a lot more. Just my opinion for Now until the final film is out.

  6. Yeah… Spidey is back.

    Sams will always hold a place as will Hammonds.

    However to look at this trailer and the other and assume it is going to be ‘bad’ is just asking for an internet fight. Why not provide a dcent insight as to why you dont think it will be good?

    The trailers show an almost perfect Spiderman movie. Just like in the books when the artist/writer/inker etc. changed you would have changes in the characters look/story/feel.

    Movies are no different.

    Granted this is just a trailer yet im thinking at this time… Best Spidey evah.

  7. I’ve got that feeling that Hollywood will just kill them off at the end really easily. Like – his special power is fire, so i know, let’s trap him under 50,000 tonnes of water at an old dam, or his powers are electricity, so let’s use his powers against him with (again) water by dropping him into a resevoir. The bad guys are always one dimensional and always get defeated by their one rational weakness. I’d like to see the same baddie haunt Spider man for a couple of films, some continuity. If it’s going to be a franchise, then give the movie some backbone

  8. Fantastic trailer. This is the Peter Parker/Spidey I know and love from the comics

    Can’t wait for this. Electro is gonna be one helluva bad guy

  9. This trailer definitely had more quips in it, which was nice.

    My favorite was the last one:

    “Sorry I love you, don’t hate me!”

    “Peter!” *Slaps hand over mouth*

    That just make me crack up.

    As for the CGI, don’t worry, the movie’s not out yet, I’m sure the finished product will look better.

  10. This looks terrible but im still hoping for the best.

  11. I really like how they got this Peter Parker right, they have his one liners down ‘Perfectly.’ I really hope they keep Gwen Stacy around, hopefully for the next movie. This new international trailer is good, it doesn’t show the Easter eggs like the ‘Sinister Six,’ but “We don’t have a chimney, what?” is still pretty funny.