A reader sent me an interesting comment on Twitter yesterday after I posted that Entertainment Weekly cover featuring a first look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, saying, "Bottom line: no one wants this film, including me, but everyone will see it, including me." It's an interesting sentiment and he's obviously speaking in generalities so don't get too upset as there certainly are people that enjoyed the 2012 reboot just as much as there are people like me saying, "Damn, that actually came out last year?" Seriously, doesn't it seem like it has been at least two years since it was released?
As much as many of us will complain about the haste with which Sony rebooted the franchise and even director Marc Webb as said retelling the origin story was "brutal" and yet The Amazing Spider-Man made over $752 million worldwide. Granted, that's $31 million less than the worst performing film in Sam Raimi's original trilogy (which is oddly Spider-Man 2, which is largely considered the best of the three), but it's still a heap of cash.
That said, promotion on the new Spider-Man 2 is about to hit full steam ahead once Comic Con rears its ugly face next week and Sony has released a couple of higher resolution looks at the film's lead protagonist and antagonist. Check 'em out below.
Does the prospect of a Spider-Man film that appears to have nothing but new villains we have yet to see and a storyline that will likely deviate from anything we saw in Raimi's films give you hope? How about the cast which not only includes Foxx and Andrew Garfield, but new members such as Paul Giamatti and Dane DeHaan along with a returning Emma Stone.
Let me know in the comments below.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away – but that's a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.