Sony have launched an epic first part to their Super Bowl TV spot for Marc Webb’s blockbuster sequel, and it is nothing short of brilliant.
The Internet is buzzing with the idea that it teases Gwen Stacy’s fate, but I can’t help but feel that that part of the comic books won’t be happening this time around. No doubt I’ll be eating my words in a few months’ time, but I really hope Webb and co. will save it for the next chapter.
In the past two months, we’ve seen an awesome first trailer, a little more comedy in the second, international trailer, and most recently a great little preview over New Year’s, and it’s all been absolutely brilliant, and this Big Game spot preview builds even more on the suspense building towards its release.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are back at the top of another terrific ensemble, this time around joined by Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Cooper, Brian Haley, Colm Feore, and B.J. Novak.
Webb directs from a script co-written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Fringe), based on an original draft by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man).
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 18th April in the UK, following on the usual superhero weekend slot in the US on May 2nd.