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The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2 – Preview

Okay. Let me tell you one thing before we begin to spin and weave this tale.

We spiders don’t bite humans so that they can behave like us. We like being creepy, crawly, jumpy, and most importantly, being able to frighten people! Now if a guy begins to behave like us, and save people, then well, I can safely say on behalf of all spiders, it it not normal. As a matter of fact, it is against the basics of nature.

That said, I have watched the earlier Spider-man movies, with that kid Tobey, and have also watched the recent reboot with Andrew Garfield. And even though it may not be right, nature wise, I would nonetheless gave him kudos, for he really did a good job. And believe it or not, we [the spider community] are eagerly looking forward to the sequel.

The friendly New York City neighbourhood Spider-man is yet again set to leap out of the pages of Marvel Comics and return to the big screen to weave his web of box-office success next year.

Following the successful reboot of the series in 2012, this new action-adventure super-hero sequel will see Andrew Garfield reprise his web-slinger title role and Emma Stone star as the girl in his life.

While the predecessor saw Peter Parker (Garfield) use his newly gained superpowers (due to a genetically-modified spider bite) as a masked crusader to take the path of personal vengeance to track down the killer of his Uncle and stop the obsessively cynical Dr Curt Connors from testing a mutation serum on human subjects, the sequel will see him gain further insight on his past and use his powers to fight crime.

The plot premise for this one is now out by Sony Pictures Releasing: “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.”

The predecessor saw Peter promise Gwen’s father that he will stay away from Gwen, and even though he “hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – that’s a promise he just can’t keep.”

The story takes an interesting turn when Peter meets his new nemesis and things “change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges,” and with the support of “an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), Peter uncovers new clues about his past.”

The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2 is directed by Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field in major roles.

Judging from the last one, this sequel should retain a darker Spider-man, tongue-in-cheek humor,  lots of great effects and stunts, and the highly popular on and off screen romance between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

By the looks of this one, the spider community, it seems, should be indebted to Sony Pictures for bringing us back to the front page and right on the popularity charts!

The sequel is set for release May 2014.


Spidey profile on white
Image courtesy Sony Pictures, Australia

By Joseph Rana, Editor-in-Chief, His Master’s Review

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