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And Marc Webb talks the 'operatic' action

04 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: USA Today

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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. 

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.


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Your Comments

RE: Too many eggs?
L: Oroborous L: waltham1979 I don't think it matters how many villains are in a piece, I do think people need too get over what happened in Spiderman 3. That film didn't work as an additional character was thrown in at the last minute and it was just badly written, directed and acted - it would have been shit even if Venom hadn't of turned up at the last minute. Other films have pulled off multiple villains and characters with aplomb (The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, X-Men 2 e More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:07 on 05 December 2013 | Report This Post

Electro wearing a hoody!
me and all my fellow shopping mall hoodies are happy the makers of The Amazing Sequel to Spider-Man's Reboot is in tune with modern culture. As been said already. Keepin it real near a moroniplex near you! More

Posted by Jonny24 at 18:35 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Too many eggs?
L: waltham1979 I don't think it matters how many villains are in a piece, I do think people need too get over what happened in Spiderman 3. That film didn't work as an additional character was thrown in at the last minute and it was just badly written, directed and acted - it would have been shit even if Venom hadn't of turned up at the last minute. Other films have pulled off multiple villains and characters with aplomb (The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, X-Men 2 etc) so there is no rea More

Posted by Oroborous at 15:10 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

Electro or the MCP?
...End of Line. More

Posted by christofurr at 14:14 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

the screen shots look awesome, but the main poster is still leaving me upset, Rhino in a Robot suit is fine, google ultimate Rhino and you'll understand - but goblin, I don't mind him making a cameo but leave it at a cameo don't try and make him a main villain, unless this isn't Green Goblin but Hob Goblin or Proto Goblin More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 12:15 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

Oh No...
My fears for this sequel have sadly been realised 3 villains in and the Rhino looks like...a mechanical rhino oh dear lord no put him on a military exo skeleton developed by Oscorp to keep the human element in place and from what i have seen from the trailer( ahem) too much slapstick comedy instead of witty one liners like in the first movie please please please Gods of Marvel let me be wrong... Nufff Said ! More

Posted by logan 5 at 11:41 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Too many eggs?
L: Oroborous ajor villains in only the second film? This really feels like they are throwing too many eggs at one basket. This couldn't possibly go wrong... surely?ast you can tell the Electro character is going to be relatable and gritty, I mean look at him wearing that hoody like a regular joe on the street. They've clearly really nailed a sense of relevance to modern culture. Fantastic. don't think it matters how many villains are in a piece, I do think people need too get over More

Posted by waltham1979 at 11:31 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

Too many eggs?
Three major villains in only the second film? This really feels like they are throwing too many eggs at one basket. This couldn't possibly go wrong... surely? Atleast you can tell the Electro character is going to be relatable and gritty, I mean look at him wearing that hoody like a regular joe on the street. They've clearly really nailed a sense of relevance to modern culture. Fantastic. More

Posted by Oroborous at 10:53 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

Ooooo
Getting really quite excited about this and it is all leading rather nicely too a Sinister Six(esq) third film by the looky. Like the look of Rhino - gimme a trailer already!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:26 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

Jamie Foxx looks like a neon lit mutant from the Omega Man. More

Posted by steveg66 at 07:32 on 04 December 2013 | Report This Post

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