We’ve been told all along that this is where is greatest battle begins, but up until this point it’s been hard to judge the scale of what director Marc Webb is doing with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, his second film with Andrew Garfield in the red and blue spandex. But with this final international trailer that Sony has released today, we can now get a better sense of just how big this battle — and the world building leading toward a Sinister 6 movie — this sequel is going to have. With that in mind, we’ve decided to take a deeper look at what’s in Spidey’s latest trailer.
First, the trailer:
And some key shots from the trailer. A lot of the stuff in this trailer has been shown before, but there are some new, perhaps more clear views of a few things that begin to pull back the curtain on all of Spider-Man’s secrets, including:
Harry Osborn’s hipster sunglasses. Alright fine, these don’t have much to do with greater world-building, but they’ve done a great job of making Dane DeHaan’s Osborn unlikable on sight alone:
There is some hints at the expanding world of The Amazing Spider-Man, something Sony hopes will lead to an expanded Spider-Man cinematic universe and plenty of spinoff
marketing opportunities movies. This includes Peter Parker doing investigative work and a shot of the Ravencroft Institute, which in the comics is an asylum that has housed the likes of Electro, Vulture, Mysterio, etc. This may not be the last time we see it in Sony’s Spidey-U:
We also get some Green Goblin money shots, even if they aren’t showing us Harry’s face (and in what condition it is). One thing that is clear from the third picture below, the creation of the Green Goblin is going to put young Mr. Osborn through quite a physical transformation. It’s not just James Franco in a suit of armor:
And finally, some action. This is just cool stuff. From splitting the web to stop a falling car to using a manhole cover as a swinging rocket deterrent, it’s clear that Webb and his visual effects/choreography teams are having a lot of fun with the combination of Spider-Man’s physics and modern visual effects. The level of detail in these shots is incredible:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.