Shrouded in secrecy, the vigilantes of our world keep to the shadows, darting around, acrobats in their own right, staying in the dark to keep themselves, and their identities safe. To do their job and arrest those who insist on forcing the world into disarray, they must stay hidden, and it’s arguably the most important thing that they have to do, bar catching criminals. However when it comes to movie promotion, especially that of superheroes, whose movies always rake in money like they’re trying to rival Bruce Wayne’s bank balance, the hype is as bold and as in the limelight ever. The latest superhero to take the stage under the spotlights and watchful eyes of fans and critics alike, is Spiderman, who is back soon in the Amazing Spiderman 2, but for now, is momentarily showing what he’s made of at San Diego Comic Con with a brand new trailer for the film.
The plot line surrounding the new trailer is as follows,
“In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds 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.”
Watch below as Electro, the aforementioned villain played by Jamie Foxx, awakens with a menacing look, in true villainous fashion.
The video itself was a prelude to a bigger, more bombastic trailer complete with even more special effects but as the video is not yet online (though we’ll update this post as soon as it is) we’ve provided a text based recap of all of the comic book action that happens in it, which you can read below.
Action is on the menu right from the get go with the trailer opening on a city scene. A truck, with cops hot on its tail, blazes down the street only to crash into an awaiting police barricade, putting an end to its speed streak. In jumps Spiderman, presumably to save the day like always. In true acrobatic Spidey style, he leaps across cars to land on the hood of the truck.
This scene ends and we see Spiderman’s more human side now, with the comic book hero talking to his Aunt May, with his relative admonishing him for ruining the laundry. He claims that it was because he was washing the flag and then the scene cuts again.
Back at the truck, Spiderman goes into saviour mode, and we get a glimpse of Jamie Foxx’s Electro before he was the villain that we saw in the uploaded footage earlier in this post. Swinging down, Spiderman recuses Foxx’s character, who was then known as Max Dillon, and Max tells the hero that he is a nobody. Spiderman sympathises and surprises Max by knowing his name, then explaining that while he only knew that because of his name badge, he is still important. In the last moment of this scene, Spiderman uses his web powers to web the driver of the truck to the middle of the street.
In the penultimate scene in the trailer, Max heads over to Oscorp. Unfortunately for him, he gets electrocuted, falling into a tank of electric eels (how else). Fortunately for us, this is what causes him to become Electro, thus giving us a villain to watch in action during the film. The scene then shows the face of Max (now, as Electro) glowing under a hood.
Finally, Electro starts to revel in his power. In the centre of Times Square, New York City, Electro is blasting people left and right, electricity flying from his fingertips. Electro then power sucks all of Times Square, making the area go into a full on blackout, followed by an explosion. Spiderman jumps in and saves a car from falling onto pedestrian and then the trailer ends.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 will be released (in North America) on May 2nd, 2014.