Andrew Garfield, everyone's favorite 30-year-old, will be reprising his role as high school superhero Spider-Man come May 2 in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (claps for creative title.) A trailer for the sequel was already released in December, and a Super Bowl teaser trailer (since when do trailers get their own trailers?) already showed us quite of a bit of what's to come. Peter Parker learns more about his past, which is not as mild-mannered as he may have originally thought. Also villains Electro, Green Goblin, and Rhino make a quick appearance, and with three foes to battle, Spider-Man is going to have a lot on his hands. The teaser ended with him crashing through a building's skylight with love-of-the-moment Gwen Stacy and a voiceover announced, "You know you want to know what happens next." The Amazing Spider-Man 2 's full Super Bowl trailer followed through on its promise to reveal what happened to the falling Gwen Stacy and Spider-Man by showing her dangling an the end of his web, saved by his powers just in time.
The Super Bowl spot also focused on the lighter side of the movie, tucking in a joke at the end of an action-packed series of shots showing the villains and Spider-Man facing off. "What happened to your face? It's filthy." Aunt May asks Parker who is covered in soot. "I was cleaning the chimney," he responds. "We have no chimney," says the astute Aunt May. "Whaaa??" Parker exclaims. Insert laughing here.
Anyone who has read the comics or watched the Tobey Maguire version already knows what happens between the movie couple (spoiler: Peter doesn't end up with Gwen), but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy Emma Stone's character while she's still in the picture. With Stone and Garfield's real-life romance going strong, we're sure it'll add a layer of sincerity to the onscreen romance between Parker and Stacy.
It's only fitting that a movie with three villains gets three action-packed trailers and the Super Bowl spot was a pretty enticing ad for the film. So whether you're hitting the theaters for the plot, for Garfield, or for Stone, this flick is sure to be a summer success.
Watch the Super Bowl trailer here:
And even more impressive than the Super Bowl commercial is the four-minute trailer called "Enemies Unite" that Sony Pictures just put up; it showcases an even more in-depth look at the film and one of its main victims Electro.
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