Good things do come in twos, with the release of two new featurettes for The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Sony Pictures recently released the clips, which feature Andrew Garfield as everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, in various stages of crime fighting glory and applicable comic relief.
The featurettes give insight into what ordeals Peter Parker faces in the new film. Be it seeing the ghost of his girlfriend’s late-father Captain George Stacy, or catching the would be Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti with his pants down.
One of the featurettes also shows just how green the production of the new film has been, which really impressed me. (Yes, I am that guy at my day job to get on people about properly recycling.) From sets made of all recycled material to donated left overs, the production team for the new film has taken the Earth into great consideration.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finds our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man balancing his social commitments on top of battling new baddies, Electro, Rhino, and Green Goblin. Seeing a hero with an incredible gift having to balance his regular life is what gives Spider-Man a much more relatable edge to audiences, not that we all have super-human strength.
From the soul shaking first full length trailer, the film hints at a possible introduction to the Sinister Six. The gang of super-villains, who most notably torment Spider-Man throughout his comic book run in the mid 1960’s, is composed of Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture.
It was announced at the end of 2013 that Sony Pictures was working on a Sinister Six stand alone film, beginning with a Venom feature. Both films will be written by one of my favorite screenwriting teams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of Star Trek fame. The two have also written the scripts for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and its already announced sequel. Please, get excited.
Joining Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an all star cast including, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The film hits theaters May 2nd 2014.
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