Amazing Spider-Man 2 Releases New Stills

And Marc Webb talks the 'operatic' action

Though it has stayed quiet recently as other big movies got their hype machines geared up, The Amazing Spider–Man 2 is ready to leap back into the game with a series of new images, a huge banner showing off some intriguing elements and a second trailer promised for Thursday. Marc Webb also opened up to USA Today about what he was aiming for this time.

"I wanted to create something operatic, something huge,” Webb tells the paper’s site. “And if anything, this film is about the greatest battle Spider-Man's ever had to face. You'll understand and feel the intensity and the overwhelming nature of the obstacles in Spider-Man's path."

The franchise’s Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield, also chimed in: "Our story deals a lot in choice. The power that you attain as a human being, it is your choice about what to do with it. And what's great about Spider-Man is he went from having no power, and the idea that absolute power corrupts absolutely, that is an incredibly rich idea to explore." Well, you know what they say about great power…

The second film finds Peter embracing his superheroic side and finding the fun in Spidey, at least at first. 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 he 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.

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Speaking of villains, the new banner for the film shows Electro up to his usual snappy tricks and also gives us a proper look at Paul Giamatti’s Rhino in his armour. Oh, and who’s that lurking on a hover board? It looks very much like DeHaan might end up as a version of the Green Goblin…

With Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, Sally Field, Colm Feore and B.J. Novak in the cast, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out on April 18.