New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Trailer And Triptych Poster: Spidey, Electro, Rhino, And Green Goblin Take Manhattan!
Wallopin’ websnappers! After months of nothing but spy pics, some Comic-Con teasing, and a lot of idle fanwanking, Sony has finally shifted the marketing machine for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 in full gear by releasing a sweet new triptych set of posters, an official theatrical trailer, and an exact duplicate of that trailer with video commentary from director Marc Webb and actors Andrew Garfield, Dale DeHaan, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx. Check it out!
Official Trailer with video commentary:
Looks busy… but very cool. Still not be crazy about what they’ve done with Electro (check out my original rant about him by clicking HERE), but I’m definitely digging the mech/Jaeger makeover for The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (DeHaan). DeHaan, questionable Harry Osborn emo hair swoop aside, actually looks like he’s actually transforming into a goblin! Green eyes, enlongated ears, Jack Frost hair. Crazy! Still not a perfect interpretation of Gobby (the best, IMO, is still the truck from MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE), but definitely more interesting than the plastic-y Power Rangers getup Willem DaFoe sported in Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN.
By the way, did you see Doc Ock’s mechanical arms and The Vulture’s robo-wings at the 01:15 mark? If not, no worries. I’ve included a GIF of the moment below. Yeah, the moment is apparently the post-credits tease for AMAZING 3 (the first AMAZING spoiled it’s post-credits tease in its trailer too so there is a precedent for this), but it’s still pretty f*cking cool.
Oh and what about those little Easter Eggs on the screen Harry pulls up for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) at OsCorp? The guys over at JoBlo spotted references to "Ravencroft" (an institute for the criminally insane), Experiment OCT 32A” (Dr. Otto Octavius, perhaps?) “Exoskeleton” (the R.H.I.N.O. armor?), a “Dr. Morbius File,” and “Venom Storage."
And did you spot the cameos from Peter’s father (Campbell Scott) and Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper)?
It would seem Webb’s promise he would expand Spidey’s universe in big (looks like the “untold story” of Spider-Man that was promised, but not delivered, in AMAZING might actually get told this time) and bad (clearly Webb is building towards The Sinister Six making an appearance in either AMAZING 3 or 4) ways wasn’t an empty one. That’s a good thing, because if there’s one studio that actually stands a proper chance of emulating the comic world-building Marvel Studios is doing, it would be Sony. They’ve got the actors, the talent, the vision, and the characters, now let’s see if they can actually follow through or if they’ll waffle again like with AMAZING.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
Cue the hi-res screencaps!
USELESS KNOWLEDGE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was originally conceived as SPIDER-MAN 4, a direct sequel to the original film trilogy. Sony re-negotiated contracts with director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (each receiving a reported $30 million) for a three picture deal with the intention of starting a new trilogy in the series. Scripts were commissioned from writers James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, David Koepp and Gary Ross, with each writer earning upwards of $1 million or more for their services. The story would have introduced the Vulture as a new villain: Raimi initially approached Ben Kingsley for the role before casting John Malkovich. Malkovich was actually slated to play Norman Osborne in the original film series, but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. In addition to the Vulture, the film would also introduce the villainess Felicia Hardy, with Anne Hathaway set to play the character. In the initial story, Hardy would become her comic book alter-ego Black Cat, though later script rewrites recreated Hardy as an original character called Vulturess (ironically enough, Hathaway did go on to play Catwoman, the DC character that served as inspiration for Black Cat, in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES following her departure from SPIDER-MAN 4). Raimi also expressed interest in having Dylan Baker return as Dr. Curt Connors, who would transform into the villain The Lizard, though Executive Producer Avi Arad vetoed this idea. With development costs skyrocketing in excess of $100 million, Raimi unhappy with repeated versions of the script, and tensions rising between Raimi, Maguire and the studio, Sony opted (in January 2010) to cancel the film and reboot the series instead. Raimi, for his part, has said it was for the best, as the director had been unhappy with SPIDER-MAN 3 citing studio interference, and "hated" the storyline concocted for the proposed fourth film. [IMDB]
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