We continue to get righteous geek goodie ahead of next week's 2013 San Diego Comic-Con; yesterday brought us first look at the villain of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and today we can follow that up with another look at the film, courtesy of a new official image featuring Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and his childhood friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan).
Marvel Studios is also jumping in the mix to promote its upcoming Comic-Con panel for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier by debuting yet another piece of Captain America 2 concept art, once again featuring Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) trading blows with his new nemesis, The Winter Solider.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: When Harry Met Peter
We've long heard that Chronicle star Dane DeHaan was brought onboard ASM2 in order to offer a very different take on the Harry Osborn character than James Franco's portrayal in the Sam Raimi trilogy. Judging from that photo above, DeHaan certainly does look "different" in the role. His apparel certainly fits that of a modern (and very wealthy) NYC trust fund baby - but the hairstyle is sure to spark debate and/or mockery amongst fans.
The image was dropped into an EW interview in which Garfield was musing over whether or not Peter Parker could be gay or bi-sexual (controversy alert!). Head over there for that discussion - we'd rather keep guessing as to whether or not DeHaan's Harry Osborn is going to end up as the new Venom in his own spinoff film, the new Green Goblin in a sequel film, or whatever else the case may be.
Captain America 2: Cap vs. Winter Soldier, Round 2
Also courtesy of EW, the image above is another example of the work of artist Ryan Meinerding, who previously sketched this concept art of a scene featuring Steve Rogers and Winter Soldier battling it out on destroyed freeway - plus this image of a winter soldier catching Cap's shield:
The newest concept art offers a look at what one could speculate is the third act set piece of Winter Soldier. The battle is much larger in scale than the highway scene artwork, and Winter Soldier's face has finally been revealed (which is one of the twists of the story). A quick scan of the background reveals an epic battle featuring Anthony Mackie's Falcon along with a squad of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and vehicles, laying siege to some yet-unseen enemy. In lot of ways, the image is more G.I. Joe than Captain America.
What's also interesting to note is that Cap seems be in a costume similar to his Avengers suit, rather than the new S.H.I.E.L.D.-style costume we've previously seen in set photos. Maybe this concept art isn't from the end of the film after all? Or does Cap just get his red, white and blue groove back by the end?
Captain America 2 sees Rogers working alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. and adjusting to modern life - until the appearance of an enemy super agent, codename "Winter Soldier," begins to reveal big secrets about both Cap and Black Widow's (Scarlett Johansson) pasts.
While there is enough in both of these new images to keep fans buzzing, be sure to stay tuned for our Comic-Con 2013 coverage, as both movies are sure to drop some bigger, better, reveals during their respective panels at the convention.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters on April 4, 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.