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First 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer: Watch Now

The webslinger gets back in action against Electro

The Amazing Spider Man 2 trailer
Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Photo: Columbia Pictures

Sony released the first The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer this morning, giving you your first look at the upcoming sequel due to hit theaters on May 2, 2014. Just recently they also offered up a new synopsis for the film, have a look:

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.

After I posted a recent triptych poster for the film some people were concerned this movie may suffer from having too many villains as not only Electro, but the Green Goblin and Paul Giamatti as Rhino make an appearance. Give the trailer a watch and let me know how you think it looks and if you think things will be just fine or if your spidey-senses are tingling with trouble.

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  • BradyD

    Looks good! As much as I enjoyed Spiderman 1 + 2 of the past series, I think Garfield is a better Peter Parker.

    • BradyD

      And Dane DeHaan as Harry looks like a good addition. His eyes are so creepy.

  • Matt Taylor

    It looks terrible- the action scenes look like something out of a video game and the story just seems so uninteresting. I hated "The Amazing Spider-Man" and will probably be skipping this one in theaters.

  • Roger Judd

    Love it!

  • andyluvsfilms

    (Spoiler Alert) Spider-man wins at the end.

    • G-Man

      If he died, I would give this movie a perfect score for taking that risk alone.

      • andyluvsfilms

        Yay! lots of up votes, people do like me ;-)

  • chet_donnelly

    This franchise needs to go away for at least a couple of decades. It is so very tired.......but I guess I could say that about any of these "superhero" franchises. Watching the trailer I thought to myself, "I've already seen this movie a few dozen times just in the last few years. So cookie cutter and so obnoxiously boring.........

    • Arthur Carlson

      It'll be a while before it can just go away. I think if Sony doesn't make a SpiderMan film in a certain amount of time, rights revert back to Marvel. That was the main reason why the reboot happened so quickly after the original trilogy.

  • Khaira

    I did enjoy " The amazing spider man " and Garfield brings a contemporary sense of humor to the role , something which the character requires ...this looks entertaining and I will give it a only worry is the villain overload akin to Spiderman 3...I hope they are able to manage that properly...

    • ClassicWingers

      More akin to "Batman & Robin" I'd say.

  • Good Grief

    It certainly looks more action packed but good? Not so much. I think it's rather telling when you have to have a Doctor Octopus AND Vulture nod in your trailer. Why not save is for the film?

  • navaneethks

    Eh. Blah. I couldn't care any less about this franchise.

  • TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    Electro looks very derp in that picture with a hoodie.

  • G-Man

    I liked the trailer up through the ending action sequence with Electro - seemed a bit video-gamelike to me. Didn't particularly care for the first Amazing Spiderman, but let's be honest - I'm seeing this no matter what.

  • azfar

    Dane DeHaan is the only good thing about the trailer, but i stress again the villains have such a cheap and shoddy look, especially electro that it puts one off the movie entirely

  • navaneethks

    Hey Brad, I know this question has nothing do with this article but I've been meaning to ask you. Since you've watched the film, I was just wondering if you will have a review of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom up? If so, when can we expect it?

  • G-Man

    On a side note, Emma Stone remains lovely as ever.

    • navaneethks

      She's in the next Woody Allen film Magic in the Moonlight.

    • Michael

      Oh yes she always does :D

  • Heather Martin

    Andrew Garfield has so much potential. Sad to see that this is what's taking up his time

  • Michael

    As a true Spidey fan, the trailer didn't really excite me that much (ok maybe some bits) but here's still hoping the movie does. The Spider-Man franchise is one of my top 5 favorites.

  • EPayneDDS

    Wait, did we just watch someone play a videogame?

  • Newbourne

    Three villains is overkill. Maybe they should have gone ahead and made the Sinister Six. It would then be more comparable to the Brotherhood in X-Men, then the individual villains in SM3.

    Bring in Mysterio, Scorpion and Vulture, and you've got the 6.

  • leeloo5

    Yeah, the effort is there but we've seen all this before. Of course I'll probably see it and it'll probably be a decent enough movie but the experience of watching this trailer was much like my experience watching "The Amazing Spider-Man" for the first time; I didn't dislike what I saw but I wasn't particularly excited by any of it either. All I kept wondering to myself was why these talented people weren't dedicating their time to better projects but we all gotta pay the bills, don't we? If you want to maintain a celebrity lifestyle in the Hollywood system, you have to get a Superhero movie deal... Sigh.

    I think I like Raimi's tone for his first two films better than I like Webb's anyway. These movies have become so damn serious now and it's all bordering on pretentious, if it hasn't already become that.

  • Driver

    This one is going to suffer from TMSGO - Too Much Shit Going On.

  • RohanMM

    I'm surprised by just how terrible and completely unoriginal that film looks. Shocking.

    • Arthur Carlson

      Should we excuse the pun?

  • Frank

    The last scene in the trailer made me think I was watching a video game.

  • Arthur Carlson

    The trailer seemed to have to focus more on action, action, action. The thing Webb excelled at with the first one is his characters, particularly the chemistry between Gwen and Peter. Here, seems those character moments are pushed to the background for wham bam. Hopefully the film will still do a great job with the romantic and personal elements. But those things don't get butt in the seat. Watching Spider-Man sling a manhole cover to a mechanized rhinoceros does. (I'm nearly 40 years old, and I can't believe I just wrote that sentence.)

  • Carlos

    You take Electro out of the equation and you probably have the best super-hero movie of next year.

  • Paul Hennen

    Anyone can complain as much as they want about choice of villains, overcrowding, etc, but I found Tobey McQuire Spiderman almost untolerable by Spider Man 2 with it's one villain that's barely in the film. Spiderman vs. villains...what else do we watch these for? And yeah Electro! I really think the potentional appearance of Green Goblin will be an end of the film sticker too to run into 3, perhaps with the Vulture showing up too. They could certainly work together, regular guys using enhanced technology to kick spidermans butt, and hopefully "the real Mary Jane" aka the actress who was originally supposed to be in 2 will show soon...either way this new franchise has my full support, the other one never did.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    It can't be any worse than the first movie.

    • Carlos

      Come on, it wasn't *that* bad. Still better than the original's 2 and 3.

    • Django

      From the looks of this trailer it can.

  • Ryguy815

    It looks pretty good to me.

  • Jack Tyler

    I cant speak for a lot of people, but I do not want this movie, but naturally I will see it in theaters

  • robotsrule

    I didn't see any lizard cops anywhere.

  • maja

    Well...this looks like junk.

  • Xarnis

    Looks bad. Nothing else to say, really.

  • literatebrit

    Doesn't look great at all. I didn't like the first movie. Personally I just didn't find Andrew Garfield believable as a nerd. In my opinion he's just too good looking. I'm not saying Tobey Maguire is ugly, but he just seemed more nerdy, although I do think Garfield is a better actor. Also the tone is just wrong to me. It doesn't have to be ha-ha funny all the time, but for Christ's sake why does every superhero movie have to be so gritty for no reason? It worked in the Batman movies because they set up a world that was dark and gritty. But it just seems out of place in Spiderman.