In the action packed trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) starts us off with his bleak realization that “Everyday I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will try to make and it’s just a matter of time until I face those with more power than I can overcome.” Well, Parker, it looks like you are correct. In just under three minutes we get a sneak peek at all Spider-Man’s latest enemies, including Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper). Also introduced? Peter’s friend (or foe) Harry Osborn played by up-and-comer Dane DeHaan.
First and foremost, we are shown Peter and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) are happily back together, though it seems like that relationship may not end well in the wake of all these new enemies. And (spoilers) if you know anything about the comics you know that Gwen Stacy doesn’t last too long after the Green Goblin is created, and that Harry Osborn (DeHaan) eventually becomes the Green Goblin. So, after the quick and humorous introductory scene of the blissful duo, the trailer jumps right into the gritty and epic plot. Right off the bat Peter discovers that he has been under surveillance at OsCorp for years. Confused, Peter looks for answers and shocklingly finds out that his father’s work may have been used to create his latest villain, Electro. And, it is that villain that dominates the rest of the trailer as we get plenty of glimpses of just how powerful Electro truly is. In the final minute, we see Spider-Man and Electro come face to face while swinging through the streets of Manhattan. It is then that Electro seems to be the most theatening as it looks like his may have the power to defeat Spider-Man, especially when he menacingly claims, “Soon everyone in this city will know how it feels to live in a world without power, without mercy, without Spider-Man.” Yup, we got the chills too.
Begin your countdown, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will hit theaters May 2, 2014.