How do you start off your Thursday right? Maybe with a super kick-ass trailer for Marvel and Sony’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
I’m still having a fanboy moment here, so I can’t really get too witty and deep but here are five takeaways from the trailer.
1. Everything in this trailer looks to be ramping up the action, drama, and comic book superhero-ness of the original film. After the success of The Avengers, I think all the movie studios now see that the viewing public is not averse to the wacky and strange world of the superhero.
2. CGI is definitely being pushed to the limit here. I’m not sure how well it will all look once it’s viewed in theaters but you can clearly see that some folks working on computers put in a lot of the heavy lifting here. This is certainly the case, in what looks like an epic battle between Electro and Spider-Man. And since Electro is on my mind…
3. Villains, villains, and more villains, seems to be the biggest take away from the trailer. From Jamie Foxx’s bad-ass looking Electro to Paul Giamatti, in what looks like a mechanized Rhino suit, this film apparently will be bringing in more than just one of the big guys from Spidey’s rogues gallery. And if you’re an eagle eyed viewer, you probably saw Doctor Octopus’s arms and the Vulture’s wings in the Oscorp labs. And speaking of Oscorp…
4. The Goblin is back (Green or Hob?), if the guy on the glider is any indication. Although he seems to lack the, in my personal opinion, awesome Green Goblin mask from the comics, we do see that there is, at least, a third baddie in the film. And it looks like it’s Harry, not Norman that’s the Goblin, this go around. At least, that’s my interpretation of the trailer and the images I could pick out from viewing it, a few dozen times.
5. Finally, Spider-Man’s world is definitely expanding. In interviews, it’s been heavily hinted at that a Sinister Six would be coming soon for Spider-Man and that other characters in his corner of the Marvel Universe might be showing up in their own films. If that is the case, then this trailer really does seem to indicate that world-building is going to be equally as important as any other component of the story.
Now go ahead and watch the trailer for yourselves. As the super comic nerd that I am, I’m about to upload it to a video editing software, so I can watch it frame by frame.
Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters May 2nd, 2014.