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Final AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Trailer is Super-Sized

Fans of Spider-Man have been waiting patiently for a new Spidey flick since 2007’s Spider-Man 3. The 2012 reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, doesn’t really count. The film treaded over familiar territory, even if it did utilize a new villain in The Lizard. Now, after seven years, there’s an all new, completely original Spider-Man movie and the final trailer makes one thing abundantly clear; this movie is massive.

So massive, in fact, it will be a surprise if the film’s run time falls under three hours.

In the super-sized sequel, OsCorp is still up to no good, as Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) learns the company has had him under surveillance while he continues trying to find out the truth behind his parents’ disappearance. Peter’s old friend Harry Osborne (Dane Dehaan) has emerged as an OsCorp exec, but he isn’t the only Osborne to make an apperance. His father, Norman (Chris Cooper) is heard in voice over, stating “We have plans for you, Peter Parker.” But the buffet of villains doesn’t stop at those crazy Osborne boys. There’s Electro (Jamie Foxx), the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), B.J. Novak as Alistair Smythe and perhaps even more. Why so many villains? Most films in the genre crumble when too many villains are included.

Rumor has it the film is meant to be a springboard for a slew of films featuring Venom and the Sinister Six, but there’s a reason Marvel spent five films building up to The Avengers; it allowed all of the characters to already be established, so no time needed to be wasted introducing them to an audience, which is why the movie felt like hanging out with a bunch of friends…while they fought a massive alien horde bent on taking over the world. With so many new characters being introduced all at once, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 runs a very, very high risk of crumbling under the weight of its own ambitions.

The trailer also features more footage from some of the big action sequences, as well as extended looks at Electro, Rhino and even the Green Goblin, who’s remained mostly in the dark until now. There’s also a lot of nifty web slinging, fun banter between Peter and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) that’s shown up in other trailers, but this final trailer shows only truly cares about showing off just how big the movie is. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 clearly has The Avengers in its sights, but it could easily wind up being another Spider-Man 3, or even worse, Batman & Robin.

We’ll all find out the result on May 2.

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Ryan Hill

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Ryan Hill used to spend his time writing screenplays into a notebook instead of doing homework. That love of film and all things storytelling led him to spend most of his time writing. He's been a film critic in North Carolina for over five years, and his debut novel, THE BOOK OF BART, is out now. Please buy it. Ryan also feels odd about referring to himself in the third person.