‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer: Peter Parker’s Greatest Battle Begins

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 am,

Sony has spent the last week hyping the official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it’s here at last.

As you can see, the battle between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Max Dillon/Electro (Jamie Foxx) is almost a footnote in the first theatrical preview, with the main attraction being what Pete uncovers about his long-gone father’s (Campbell Scott) research for Oscorp Industries – and what the return of Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) heralds for our intrepid web-slinging hero.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Spider-Man story without dealing with Pete’s attempts to juggle the responsibilities of his everyday life with being a superhero and having to constantly deal with new threats, be they glorified lab experiments gone (Wrong? Right?) or Russian Mafia enforcers (Paul Giamatti) wielding machines guns and high-tech Rhino robot suits. No wonder his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) acts casual about the police raining gunfire down on Pete; by his standards, that’s practically a slow day at work.

For more, check out these images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (via USA Today):

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The official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reminds us that all of Spidey’s enemies – be they the newly-transformed Green Goblin or the mysterious figure who paid Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) a visit in his jail cell in the Amazing Spider-Man mid-credits sequence (who makes a brief appearance in the trailer) – have a very important quality in common: their connection to Oscorp, Richard Parker’s old work place.

Indeed, as the sequel’s co-screenwriter Alex Kurtzman previously explained, the second installment is not only focused on expanding the series’ mythos, but also probing deeper into Peter’s issues about his past, which were left (intentionally) unresolved in the first movie. If Kurtzman and co-writers Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jeff Pinkner (Fringe) prove able to tie all these elements together, then Amazing Spider-Man 2 could be quite the satisfying comic book movie sequel (and, dare I say, maybe the best Spider-Man film released to date).

amazing spider man 2 images The Amazing Spider Man 2 Trailer: Peter Parkers Greatest Battle Begins

Director Marc Webb, on his end, looks to have delivered a superhero movie that is bigger and better than his previous entry in the genre on seemingly every level (storytelling, acting, visual style, etc.). Most importantly, he seems to have gotten a better handle on how to blend the human core of the film – Pete’s quest to find a sense of identity and deal with life as a young adult – with the requisite 3D effects and blockbuster spectacle, compared to his work on the first Amazing Spider-Man installment.

Plus, the best may be yet to come, as certain Easter Eggs in the trailer (Who else caught the Vulture wings and Doc Ock’s arms in the Oscorp hallway?) allude to more exciting developments in the future. On that note: those “rumors” about a Sinister Six villain team-up somewhere down the line are starting to look more like fact, at this point…

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

Source: USA Today

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  1. Isn’t the music at the 10 second mark from X-Men First Class? I feel like I’ve heard it before.

  2. Where is it actually shown that Harry is the Gooblin? All the shots of him were quick flashes of moving unpolished CGI. You can’t see his face. Are people just saying it because the trailer is playing Harry up as being kind of traitorous looking?

    • :19 seconds into the trailer. Pretty strong evidence.

      • I don’t know, :19 looks like Dehaan but 1:50 looks like Chris Cooper or someone else.

    • When Spidey kicks the Goblin in the face it’s definitely Harry.

    • I doubt he will be goblin in this movie, they already announced spiderman’s 3rd and 4th films, I think they are just introducing his character so they can expand on him later

  3. That looks absolutely awesome!
    Looks to be a cut above the first movie on every level.

    I’m psyched!

  4. Wow, can’t wait. This looks like the proper comic book Spider-Man movie I’ve been waiting for. I’ve no problem with the Rhino Mechanised suit either, (come on guys, they couldn’t really have Paul Giamatti running around in a grey rubber rhino costume).

    I like the idea that one corporation (Oscorp) seem to be responsible for the creation of all of Spidey’s enemies, that makes sense instead of them all randomly being created individually in some freak accident at the beginning of each movie.

    • well that would make sense since if im not mistaken a big portion of spidermans enemies are tech driven (shocker, beetle, vulture, doc oc, etc.) which would be a great place to introduce the tinkerer, I feel that would be a great explanation of who’s making all the technology that these enemies of spider man for oscorp.

  5. Why do they always put 50 villains in Spiderman movies??? Ever heard of 1 good one?

    • I presume you’re referring to Spider-Man 3? Let’s face it, that movie was awful, put not simply because it had 3 villains it was because they weren’t written correctly and the story was all over the place. It’s possible to have multiple villains in a comic book movie and have it work. Just look at Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

      For all we know Rhino could only be in this for 15 minutes, from what I’ve read and heard about this movie Electro is going to be the centre of attention as regards the villains.

    • 50 is exaggerating a wee bit. The SM3 was bad not because of three villains, but that the origins of these characters were badly written. They don’t always have multiple multiple villains, and, Ever heard of the Sinister Six saga? Ya multiple GREAT villains. Absurd comment, DC pro I’m guessing?

      • +1 Sinister Six saga

        I’m currently enjoying the comic book miniseries Marvel Knights: Spider-Man. Spidey fights ninety-nine villains!

  6. WOW! Just…WOW!

  7. SUCKS!!!

  8. dont know why u are saying they gave us a tease of 2 more characters…. there are 6 doors, numbered in the trailer… more obvious than that

  9. Uh…the whole aesthetic of this film is very…different. It will take some getting used to.

  10. A little much on the spoilers in this trailer. Honestly, from what I’ve seen it has me intrigued, but the first ASM was such a letdown to me (Spider-Man’s my favorite super-hero, and I thought the original first two movies were fantastic) that I’m being cautious with this one. Really hoping they’re gonna give the sinister six a cameo at most, don’t need the villains overcrowding the movie.

    • Aunt May gives the best quotes of all time!

  11. This trailer is very good, the quotes, the over-all feeling is regret, hope, and destiny. Each Spidey movie has a great lesson. This one will have the greatest one, I hope.

  12. Epic!
    So much better than part 1, though still not digging Rhino.

    I also would like to add that the opening where “Marvel” is shown and it flips through the comic pages (like movies previous to Thor 2) is a much better opening than how Thor 2 or SHIELD opens. It keeps in the viewer’s mind that these stories and characters originated in paper comics and not CGI.

  13. It’s clearly Dehann as the Goblin. No Doubt. I think the trailer looks freakin awesome. I can’t wait to see the movie..

  14. The thought that they almost had the Oscorp tower in Avengers kills me.

    On the other hand it looks different but in a good way, I think it’s a ballsy effort.

    • One can dream right? I’m still hoping for a Captain America cameo recruting for Avengers 2. :)

      • I would sh*t myself.

      • It’s possible.

        Marvel wanted the rights back for spiderman; but Sony refused. In fact that was why sony rushed to put out amazing spiderman, their contract stipulated if they didnt use the character ever certain number of years the rights revert back to marvel.

        Marvel is in the same boat with Xmen; they do not own the movie rights to the xmen.

        BUT… Sony has been negotiating and apparantly has agreed to let Marvel use spiderman for avengers cross overs.

        FOX on the other hand are being jerks about it and will not be allowing cross overs. Marvel will only get the rights back to xmen if FOX stops putting out xmen movies for a certain number of years (which is why you see them shoving them out every couple years so they dont lose the franchise back to marvel)

        • Apparently agreed? Where has that been said or indicated?

    • 0:16 there’s a Disney billboard!

  15. Harry Osborn is Green Goblin!

  16. I was scared that this movie was going to turn into “spider-man 3″ , I think good writing saved this movie from that , I cant wait to see this movie :)

  17. I really hope they polish up on the CGI before the movie is released.

    Other then that this looks epic.

  18. Well, ASM finally gave us a decent Spider-Man movie and this one looks like it’s upped the ante by the bucketload.

  19. YES!

    Well done.

    Well done indeed.

    It seems like this series has taken an incredible leap forward.

  20. Don’t know if anyone else noticed but at about the 0:40 mark you can see “Follow The Daily Bugle on tumblr” written on the building shown behind Spidey.

    • I did see that. Pretty tacky if you ask me.

      • True. I don’t want none of this social media crap on the side of buildings-just adverts/posters.

  21. This looks epic. Most anticipated super film of 2014 behind Guardians of the Galaxy. I love the slo-mo, Matrix-y bullet time effects and all the easter eggs and nods to other villains was great.

    • I didn’t like the first AMS, but this trailer has piqued my interest. I’m not entirely sold on Jamie Foxx’s Electro from what I’ve seen so far, but I think it just may be the lines he has to work with.

  22. It looks terrible. These guys can’t make a good Spideman movie like Sam Raimi’s first two movies. They should stop trying.

    • Obvious troll is obvious…

  23. I thought the first movie was amazing, and this one looks possibly even better. Spider-Man is my favorite superhero, and this trailer was just impressive. My only complaints are I’m unsure on if I like how Rhino is being presented, and the big complaint is the CGI. The movie looks fake. Electro practically looks like Dr. Manhattan, and Spidey’s costume looks like an animation put in front of a live action background. Otherwise, the story looks tight, quotes sound good, and Harry Osborn looks awesome! So excited for this.

    Now I’ve gotten Captain America 2 and Spider-Man 2 trailers that have blown me away, all we need now is for the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer to be amazing and we’ll have 2014 be a year of superhero movies that are much better than the ones we got this year.

  24. The trailer is awful, i need to wait 4 months(!) for the full movie, not cool Sony, not cool =(

  25. So I guess Harry Osborn was Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg’s ancestor?

    • Now THAT is funny!
      I was wondering who he reminded me of!

  26. #Paul Dano for Vulture!

  27. Every actor playing a comic book movie villain, should watch Ledger’s Joker like 50 times in their trailer for inspiration.

  28. I don’t know… It looks.. too much.

  29. A couple of things in the trailer made me go “ok that could turn into something interesting” but mostly it was just meh and bad cgi