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6 Tantalising Plot Details In The New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

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Despite 2012 s reboot of the franchise, critically there didn’t seem to be a whole lot about The Amazing Spider-Man that lived up to such a name. Whilst personally I loved scenes like Spidey taking on the cops with his trademark sense of witty humour, the fact that the only reason the film existed whatsoever seemed to be Sony’s resilience to let go of the character, rebooting him with a fresh batch of actors, and even a new costume.

The new trailer is one gigantic explosion of teenage-fanboy euphoria made real by way of the Hollywood trailer-machine. One of the biggest missteps with the first movie was in the marketing, as besides the fact that the finished product essentially retreaded the same ground as before (even by paraphrasing the immortal “With great power, comes great responsibility” line), anyone who checked out the pre-release footage had before them a pretty accurate picture of how the entire movie would play out.

By focusing so much on that movie’s tower-toppling denouement, as soon as such a thing was put in place we all knew which way it was going, and despite one of the best Stan Lee cameos in recent memory, the film offered little else to any who did not already have their Spidey fan-goggles on.

Anyway, cut to the 5th of December 2013 and it’s time for a breakdown of the latest footage available. Does it give too much away? Our collective spider-senses are tingling, so it’s about time to dive in and witness the start of the hype machine for the most successful Marvel character of all time.

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Dane DeHaan Confirmed as Harry Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dane DeHaan is now officially confirmed as Harry Osborne in Sony Pictures’ upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.

DeHaan is perhaps best remembered for his edgy turns in Chronicle and Lawless and the choice to cast him as Harry Osborne, best-friend-cum-nemesis to Peter Parker, indicates that the film will focus on the darker facets of the character.

DeHaan had spent the last month as the front-runner for the role and was confirmed last night in a short and to-the-point tweet from director Marc Webb:

Harry Osborne was a major focal point in the original film trilogy and was portrayed by James Franco.

Jamie Foxx’s official involvement in the film has also recently been confirmed, with the Django Unchained star signing on to play classic Spider Man villain Electro.

Foxx said:

“[Electro is a] genius electrician-type person and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world… The next thing you know, he turns it on.”

DeHaan and Foxx join the returning cast of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, as well as new cast member Shailene Woodley as Mary-Jane Watson.

Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man sequel is due for release on May 2nd, 2014.

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