New ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ & ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Images

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If you’re a movie geek, then two flicks definitely on your radar are Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - both of which are sequels to successful franchise reboot films. They also happen to be sequels bearing the weight of heavy expectations, and directors J.J. Abrams and Marc Webb will have to respectively improve upon first installments that were flawed to varying degrees.

Today we have new images from both Star Trek 2 and Amazing Spider-Man 2; in the case of the former, we get yet another look at central protagonist Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his friend Spock (Zachary Quinto), as well as mysterious new villain, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). In the case of ASM2, we have yet another mysterious (and iconic) image, as tweeted from the set by Marc Webb.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

After two violent attacks against London and the US, Captain Kirk and crew lead an interstellar manhunt for terrorist John Harrison – only to find that they may end up as the hunted. The Enterprise crew will have their bonds tested like never before.

The level of secrecy being maintained around this film is intriguing to the point of sometimes being frustrating. But then, we DO want a quality movie experience when Into Darkness arrives (and it will be here soon enough), so maybe it’s time we step back from the villain rumors, the trailer footage, and story details, and just adopt some good ol’ fashioned patience.

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Star Trek Into Darkness will be in theaters on May 17, 2013.

Source: Star Trek App (via L-R)

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Amazing Spider-Man 2

Director Marc Webb continues his one-man viral campaign by once again tweeting out a cryptic image that will have fanboys and girls everywhere hitting the magnification button, in order to comb over every little pixel for clues as to what surprises the sequel film will have in store.

Today’s image is some sort of machine or contraption manufactured by Oscorp – the mega-corporation run by mysterious mogul Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) where Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) parents worked before their untimely disappearance; the same place Peter gained his powers as Spider-Man and Curt Connors made his transformation into The Lizard, as part of gene experiments that practically promised more superhuman threats to come down the line.

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One could say that the running theme of most of these Webb twit pics is that they all seem to hint at more superhuman threats to come. We already know Jamie Foxx’s character will become Electro; Paul Giamatti will be The Rhino – but what else could be in store? Webb added the caption “There are chainz in there” – could we be looking at the machine that transforms Max Dillon (Foxx) into Electro? Or something else entirely (a new goblin maker)?

If you haven’t seen them, check out these other pics:

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.

Source: Twitter

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  1. Would that be Otto’s glasses?

    • That was my first thought. Of course, those glasses could belong to former Chicago Bears football player Jim McMahon, who used to be known for sporting different sunglasses. Or Elton John, or….wait, where’s Cyclops?!!

  2. I hope they really emphasize on Oscorp Industries in ASM 2. I’d imagine so considering The Rhino will be a villain.

  3. What is a ‘varying degreses’? Sounds like something you use to clean your car engine out…
    :-)

    • Laugh it up, Furball! ;-)

  4. Nic Fury could get in the final scene and yell at him “Aliens attacking NY motherf***r, did you hear about that?”

  5. Star Trek was a great film.

    The Amazing Spiderman was very flawed despite getting many things very right.

    No way should the villain have been hearing voices in his head same as Norman Osborn did.

    Raimi’s first two offerings were vastly better so they are going to need to get things right for the next installment. And not too many villains.

    • Raimi’s trilogy was very flawed because, ya know, 99% of the characters got effed up to the nth degree.

      No way should Norman Osborn have been hearing voices in his head, considering that he’s NOT FRIGGEN SCHIZOPHRENIC.

      And no. Raimi’s films were a bastardization of the comics.

      • Raimi’s films were definitely flawed.

      • they were great films tho (the first 2) they were both critical and box office successes.

        • the first two Spidey films by Raimi were VASTLY superior to the piece of crap we got from Webb. That was a travisty and a horrible botching of the character, right down to the casting of Garfield as Peter Parker. Webb has got to do better this time, although with ASM being the bar, he doesn’t have far to go to be better this time.

          • @movieDude

            Box office success doesn’t always mean a great movie though. Meet The Spartans was an abortion of a movie but it was number 1 in the US box office for weeks and made millions.

            Anyway, Raimi’s movies were good for getting Spiderman back into the public imagination after the cartoon had been off air for years but watching them now, they’re just too goofy and crappy to be taken seriously with the only bright spot in that entire trilogy being Alfred Molina’s amazing acting as Otto Octavius.

            Marc Webb got everything right with The Amazing Spider-Man and Garfield proved to be a better actor than Tobey Maguire, bringing us a more realistic portrayal of an outsider endowed with powers and a new confidence boost to go along with it.

            This is why I can’t wait for the sequel because TASM helped take the bad taste of the Raimi movies out of my mouth despite being a longtime Raimi fan since childhood.

            • you’re entitled to your own opinion.. But for the record I said that they were both CRITICAL and BOX OFFICE successes. In fact they recieved even more critical acclaim than TAMS. Again I am referring to Raimi’s first 2 spidey films.

            • +1

              I still have my DVD of Ang Lee’s Hulk( I know). Raimi’s Spider-Man movies have been traded in to the local used book store for store credit.

        • I loved all 3 Spider-Man movies, (yes the 3rd one was mixed-up) & I really enjoyed the new movie. Every movie made has flaws – I just accept that they simply can’t recreate the comics the way fans see them.

          I’ve been a fan since the early 70′s and had to live through the decades of seeing Superman hit the big screens & then Batman…whilst Marvel were miles behind…now we have all these big budget versions to choose from !

          I love it !

    • Well, considering that Doc Connors/Lizard is one of the few villains that ACTUALLY HAS SPLIT PERSONALITY, I say that having him hearing voices in his head is completely valid. I actually wish that they had shown more of his inner conflict. The kinda and promising scientist vs tyrannical carnivorous lizard being, both sharing the same mind. That was one of my favorite parts of the character.

  6. I’m sorry, but I feel Rhino and Electro are both miss cast. I’m not sure who I’d put in their places but not those too.

    • I would have switched Rhino and Electro personally. I would have had Jamie Foxx as Rhino and Giamatti as Electro. That seems more sensible to me. Foxx is a pretty ripped big action guy and Giamatti isn’t, so he’d obviously get his upper hand from his electro-conductive suit/powers.

      • I think that’s why they were cast in those roles, to flip expectations. I can see them turning a big brute like Rhino into a more intelligent villain compared to how he’s usually portrayed while Electro will become some sort of gritty, revenge driven badass who can go hand to hand but with the addition of the power to control electricity too, making him even more dangerous.

        I like the changes if that’s the case because it’s the kind of thing I’d do too (coming from someone who created a masked and silent character for a short horror story who was 6′ tall and weighed 225lbs to turn the perception of the tall, lumbering monster on its head just to defy traditional conventions, as seen with characters like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers etc).

  7. Can’t wait to see what Benedict Cumberbatch brings. Should be good!

  8. 2 CHAINZ must be the new villain!

    • Nice one. Wasn’t expecting that

  9. Star Trek is my most anticipated movie this year after Ironman 3 and Thor 2.

    • I know it’s of no concern to you or anyone else because it’s personal opinion but my anticipated movies of 2013 are:

      Pacific Rim
      Iron Man 3
      Evil Dead
      Thor: The Dark World
      Man Of Steel

      In that order. Star Trek….yeah, personally I can easily pass and see it for free on television next year like I did with the first one (was never much of a Trek fan despite it being on TV a lot thanks to my father, I’d liken all the Trek shows to Episodes 1 and 2 of Star Wars in terms of how slow and boring it all seemed to me, maybe I’m just not the kind of person who can be so easily drawn into Trek as others have been)

  10. Looks to me like Electro’s getting some glasses to wear or something?

    The chain thing and the animal DNA splicing talked about in the first movie got me thinking about this character from the comics:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezekiel_%28comics%29

    • I hope not, unless they change it up drastically for the movie. I never liked that story line with it’s lazy conclusion.

      On second thought, I don’t want that character anywhere near a Spider-Man movie.

  11. Somehow that picture of Kirk and Spock looks like really, REALLY good wax statues, lol.

  12. oh no i think they screwed up the franchise.

  13. Maybe Webb was refering to chainz as though they’re different chains of D.N.A. Although, normally we would call them strains of D.N.A. I’m really looking for to this movie, I just hope all the custume changes are necessary and aren’t just left in the film for the purpose of selling toy figures.

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