'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Promo Trailer Arrives from Comic Con

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Comic Con promo teaser trailer
Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Photo: Columbia Pictures

Sony will premiere the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Comic Con this Friday, but until then (and I expect the trailer will be online shortly thereafter) they have released a promo teaser giving you a sneak peek at Jamie Foxx as the film's villain, Electro.

As I was watching this I couldn't help but think how interesting it is how pretty much all of these superhero movies depend on the film's villain and how the villain is consistently the centerpiece of the marketing. Yet, the film is all about destroying said villain. Good beats evil and blah, blah, blah... Bane came close to defeating Batman in The Dark Knight Rises and yet, even then, good wins out. Maybe, one of these days, the villain will win and turn this age-old trend on its head.

Until then, here's the promo teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which hits theaters May 2, 2014.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/William/ William Pichkan

    I always felt that the Joker got the better of Batman in The Dark Knight, despite being captured; and even though Batman took the blame "because the Joker could not win", I felt that it still wasn't enough, or at least made Joker victorious in another way.

    • https://twitter.com/TooMuchHamza Hamza Zain

      The Joker won by corrupting Harvey Dent and killing Rachel. Thought it was great, in that sense.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Akd/ Akd

        It was great and he did "win". The pseudo-intellectualls here beginning with their ring leader just hate everything that isn't an art house independent feature. God forbid someone makes a film for mindless entertainment sake.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

          What does being so negative against this site of out nowhere accomplish Akd? Brad has his opinions yes, but have you ever seen him say anything as mean-spirited and insulting as your own comment you just posted? I know I haven't. Do you just want to make Brad feel bad or angry because it's fun for you? I don't get it.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

          Quit being so negative. People on this site don't just enjoy independent art house films. Have you ever read the comments on the What I Watched, What You Watched articles? I've seen a lot of reviews for blockbuster films from members of this site and sometimes they are positive. We enjoy blockbusters as long as they are good and not just mindless crap.

  • Aidan Khan

    I will be able to say more once the trailer comes out but so far Electro is looking at least better than The Lizard

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    eh. I'm OK w/ the hero winning at the end and with these one-n-done villains.

    I wouldn't want these studios to get the bright idea to make the same story, with the same tone and with also the same characters over and over.

    oh wait...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    I can't think of any superhero villains who were good since The Joker.

    Loki is the only, I can think of who was even memorable.

    Comic book movies are in a 1 for their last 15, slump w/ villains.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Jamie Foxx's voice really bugged me in this, but I still think Electro looks like a cool villain and I'm still looking forward to the movie.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    Not much to go on with the teaser trailer, i like Jamie Fox a lot he's fantastic in Any Given Sunday and Ray but i suspect we're not gonna see his talents shine as a Spiderman villain, it might be fun though, as long as its not all gravelly voice and snarling

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    As to your other comment Brad, I honestly think the studios are missing a trick with letting the good guy win all the time, just imagine a Batman where he is killed by Bane in the first film and Robin defeats him in the sequel, that for me has more appeal than the new film, new villain approach

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

      That would be awesome but Hollywood firmly believes that what sells is the good guy winning. Everyone wants to be sent home happy.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

        All it would take is either one visionary studio exec or maybe one that has just a month left in the job haha Not only would you get films where the audience isn't actually being spoon fed, i'm quite sure the revenue for both films would be through the roof. Oh well, we can dream

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

    I'm guessing nobody here has seen Watchmen, huh?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

      i lurve Watchmen, probably watch it three or four times a year

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ArthurCarlson/ Arthur Carlson

    I've heard a rumor that Electro is more a henchman to the main villain who will make a bigger appearance in 3. And seeing him being created in a lab will certainly lend credence to that rumor.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/wuggles/ B. Smith

    To be honest I don't know if I would like a movie where the hero was literally killed. As another commenter said, The Dark Knight did it well with the Joker, he didn't actually kill him but he killed Rachel and put Harvey Dent on the path of villainy and basically set off Batman's retirement. I feel like killing off the hero just makes a superhero movie pointless and depressing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

      i'm sure you're right but good guys don't always win in life but i'd love to see Robin defeat Bane in the sequel. Furthermore it would be Darren Aronofsky's version where Clint Eastwood is an aging Batman, oh boy! :-)

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris138/ Chris138

        I feel like Darren Aronofsky's style will never mesh with the way studios want their tentpoles to be made (not to mention that, based on the description of what he had in mind for Batman, it sounded terrible). I mean, let's face it, people don't go to see superhero or fantasy movies in order to get some gritty 'slice of life' kind of experience. In fact, they go to those movies for the complete opposite reason. Even though movies like The Dark Knight may put in some issues that seem familiar to audiences to seem more grounded than, say, Tim Burton's version of the character, in the end you're still watching a movie about a guy who is dressed as a bat with big pointy ears and a cape to stop criminals. The ending of The Dark Knight is probably the closest that anyone will get to a 'depressing' ending for a superhero movie.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris138/ Chris138

    Not much of a promo trailer, but I guess Comic-Con fans have something to get excited about.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Django/ Django

    Won't be seeing this unless it's a really, REALLY good Spiderman film. The last one was a flatlining failure for me. It didn't have that comic book energy and colour to it. It was drab. Which is great when applied to a Batman film because the stories are usually grim and Bruce Wayne is a terribly tragic character. I want TASM2 to be more Avengers and less Dark Knight. But i doubt they'll listen to me so i guess i'll have to wait for the next reboot.

    As for Foxx, can't really judge much from such a short clip. He's a solid actor though, i can't ever recall him giving a bad performance.