We already know that every villain under the sun is in it, but what's the new Spidey flick actually about?
The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man may still be half a year away, but it's got scads of action-movie competitors, which means it needs to start wrestling for your attention right now. So, for better or worse, it's time to dig deep into the big bag o' comic-book movie marketing and see what we come up with.
Thankfully today's offering is an official plot, which beats speculating by looking at action figures any day of the week.
Ready? Here we go.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
We'll call this a welcome turn of events. There's only so many times you can go to the well of emo Peter Parker inner turmoil before it gets old. So the notion of a rich, corporate evil makes for a nice change. Also, the narrative of the little guy fighting against something like, say, oh, I dunno, a big corporation might strike a familiar chord for some audience members.
So we're calling a focus on Norman Osborn (and whatever evil schemes he may be up to) a step in the right direction. What about you, though? Is this what you hoped for from a Spidey movie? Or is there something else you're hankering for?
(via Bleeding Cool)