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.
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.
Star Trek Into Darkness will be in theaters on May 17, 2013.
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:
- Is this a Venom Tease?
- The jail where a might see a BUNCH of Spidey bad guys
- The New Spidey (Classic) Costume
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.