3 Clips from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Tease the Upcoming Trailer Release

Published 10 months ago by , Updated March 16th, 2014 at 2:53 pm,

Last time we saw Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), he was still adjusting to his superhero responsibilities, but was already starting to buck on the promise that he made to the recently-deceased Captain Stacy: to keep the latter’s daughter Gwen (Emma Stone) out of Pete’s difficult – and increasingly dangerous – life. With the great power of teenage hormones comes great responsibility, as the saying goes (or something like that).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 picks up as Pete and Gwen are eagerly looking forward to their graduation from high school, unaware that the freedom of being a legal adult has its own fine print. Meanwhile, Pete’s superhero duties are complicated by the re-emergence of an old friend named Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), whose ailing father – and the shady head of Oscorp Industries – Norman (Chris Cooper) knows a thing or two about the sinister truth of what happened to Pete’s biological parents so long ago.

In addition, our hero gets a hard lesson about the darker side of fame, when a troubled fan named Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) gains super-powers, which allow him to unleash years of pent-up anger and frustration through his newfound ability to control electricity. Foxx as Electro is expected to be the focus of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer (much like he has been in the film’s marketing to date), but even though he’s the sequel’s central antagonist, Mr. Dillon probably won’t be the only super villain who makes an appearance in the first theatrical preview…

Of course, just because Pete has a slew of new enemies knocking at his door – that includes the bad-tempered Russian Mafia enforcer Aleksei Sytsevich (Paul Giamatti) – that doesn’t mean he is without any free time to practice his web-swinging, as he does throughout the 3 international teasers for the fast-approaching trailer launch (one of which features the Oscorp Tower looming ominously in the background).

Not only does Pete get to show off his spiffy tweaked Spidey outfit here, but we also get a short – okay, very short – glimpse at the cinematography (see: when Spidey goes sky-diving), which suggests that director Marc Webb has improved at using unobtrusive, yet effective 3D filmmaking techniques after his experience making the first Amazing Spider-Man movie. It should also be interesting to see what difference (if any discernible one) Webb’s decision to not shoot the sequel in digital makes, as far as the visuals in the final movie go.

amazing spider man 2 trailer preview poster 570x294 3 Clips from The Amazing Spider Man 2 Tease the Upcoming Trailer Release

One last thing to note: these clips – which were clearly designed to be dropped online one day at a time leading up to the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer premiere – include the Rise of Electro subtitle we’ve been hearing about, but it remains to be seen if Sony decides to adapt that subtitle for the U.S. release sometime over the next six months of marketing.

Heck, every other superhero’s movie sequel gets a subtitle nowadays (see: Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, etc.), so it’s only fair that Pete not be excluded, right?

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

Source: Sony International

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  1. I’m still a little skeptical of the new Rhino look and the Green Goblin stuff but I’m really excited for this movie. I really really liked the Amazing Spider-Man a lot and I think this will be a step up in every way.

  2. Is this the Comic Con trailer?

    • No, it’s not the comic-con Trailer. I don’t think… I have it and I’ve seen the film’s German trailer. Different scenes, Goblin, and Cooper.

  3. Teasers teasing teasers now huh? Figures.

    • yeah I really hate that this is the norm now..

      that’s why I thought it was really funny when JJ did this for into darkness haha

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UawhXqPcFoA

      they should go back to just trailers. none of this teaser for the teaser stuff.

      • Agreed

      • There should still be a limit to how much footage they put in trailers. For instance, only show footage from Acts 1 and 2. Or go the old style Hitchcock route and have a clip teasing the theme or general plot without giving too much away.

        • Absolutely. I really liked the old school Pixar trailers as well where they would create new footage for their trailers, stuff that didn’t even end up in the movie just to tease what its about. That way the movie can completely surprise you when it comes out.

  4. Is it too soon to say the cgi doesn’t impress me?

    • Yup.

      • While it’s a little nerve wrecking, the final product is often better. This was the case the last time around as well, although I have to say I was disappointed that so much of the highly criticized POV scene in the TASM teaser was cut down. What was left in the final product looked much better than it did in the teaser, and I’m sure this will be the case with these shots as well.

    • It’s only because our brain’s knows that it is without a doubt, not real, so the illusion is broken.

    • Actually HOY and EN3 shows truly incredible CGI. If such level will be maintaned through out the whole movie it will have a CGI character crown of the year.

  5. Now that is embodyment of teasing.

  6. I am really pleased with how the suit is looking in these.

    All the promotional material I had seen so far didn’t really convince me in that specific department, but I recall thinking the same about the way the costume reflected light in the first production stills from the set of the first Amazing Spider-Man movie.

    I saw an “exclusive” trailer preview at a convention about a month ago, and a lot of the visual were clearly not quite finished: in that, too, the suit looked a bit too shiny (about the same as it does in the picture in this very article), like, well, spandex. Which is, ironically, closer to the original comic-book aesthetic, but isn’t a very good look in a real-life setting… too Adam West for my tastes.

  7. I’ll never forgive them for messing with Raimi.

    Will not watch.

    • Miss out on a movie that will be superior to the Raimi trilogy? Shame on you.

      • Really? You can just tell it will surpass a trilogy; with one of the entries still considered one of the best sequels ever made?

        Very naïve.

    • Why would you say something like that? What is the point?

      Also, what do you want, for Sony to give up on the Spiderman franchise? one of the most popular superhero franchises ever, just because they have an adequate trilogy? Because that will never happen, and another thing, comic book heroes are prone to different interpretations, it is in their nature. Enough of this, That isnt my spiderman, that isnt my batman crap. Watch the film and judge your own personal judgements afterwards. Only afterwards can you decide what is your favourite.

      What you just said is the equivalent of someone saying they will refuse to watch Nolan’s Batman trilogy because they are “messing” with Tim Burton’s. Grow Up.

  8. Movie’s looking fantastic. I wasn’t convinced of the suit until now too.

  9. In spanish? YES!

  10. Bailamos!!!!!!!

  11. Sure I’ll buy this and watch it; Electro could look cool (although i would have preferred the original costume from the comics: lightning bolts, green, yellow, and all). I still have a bit of trouble not finding a high-school age geeky kid being imposing enough to be a super hero. He lkooks kind of scrawny in the last 7 second clip.

  12. holy blue balls Batman…a total of 4 secs

  13. The one where hes free falling looks pretty good.

  14. spider blood spider blood, radioactive spider blood.

    Anyone else recall the promo for spiderman with the twin towers spider web.

  15. the dialogue and the just some of the sequences in the first one were cringe inducing, if this reviews well I will see it, otherwise I will pass

    • Please tell me you cringed at the “crane sequence” in TASM.

      THAT was cringe inducing.

  16. It says Electro’s menace.

  17. Seems like Pete’s gotten better at swinging around the city based on these little teasers for a trailer…which, of course, will tease the full movie…

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