At this point it seems like I’m lobbing up an easy joke when I refer to this “Final Trailer” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as most fans (or even casual onlookers) feel like Sony has released so much footage from the film that there’s nothing left to actually pay to see. While there is no arguing about the amount of footage that’s been shown in advanced, one can argue that the quality of what’s been shown has improved over time. When we recently got to see the first fifteen minutes of Amazing Spider-Man 2 in big-screen 3D, we were even more impressed with the final product.
Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb and writer James Vanderbilt are joined by Fringe writing team Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner, for a sequel chapter that moves past the
untold re-told origin story and aims to blow the Spider-Man movie franchise wide open into a larger movie universe. By the time Amazing Spider-Man 3 hits, we’ll be looking a cinematic world wide enough to accommodate villain team-up films (Sinister Six) and anti-hero film franchises (Venom). That is, if ASM2 delivers the goods – and the necessary box office to make Sony’s ambitious future a reality.
So far, the actual story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) further investigating the mystery of Oscorp seems much more solid than the first film’s empty promises of originality. Electro’s (Jamie Foxx) powers look solid, and we’re curious as to how rising star Dane DeHaan will step up to take the role of Harry Osborn (aka the Green Goblin) for himself. Hopefully the marketing has left out meatiest bits of DeHaan’s interactions (both verbal and physical) with Andrew Garfield. Meanwhile: Garfield and Emma Stone are still adorable together onscreen.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks like it could potentially deliver that pulpy good comic book blockbuster fun that a lot of fans argue is missing from some of the darker and more serious films we’ve gotten in recent years. As a BONUS, we have some cool posters to share: The first is a special IMAX FANFIX poster by artist Matt Taylor, which fans can snag if they attend the first IMAX screenings of ASM2.
The second poster is fan work inspired by the iconic comic book cover art of Amazing Spider-Man #121 – which fans know contains a pivotal moment from Spider-Man lore that could heavily impact the outcome of Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and (possibly) Sinister Six on May 4th, 2018.
Sources: Sony & Coming Soon