Not one, not two, not three...but six villains?
The first full trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released this morning, showcasing the return of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy. In addition to Jamie Foxx as Electro, we get some brief glimpses of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino and someone -- perhaps Dane DeHaan, perhaps Chris Cooper -- as (presumably) the Green Goblin.
The trailer opens with Spider-Man plummeting downward toward the streets of New York City, only to pull up into a familiar web swing. "Every day I wake up knowing the more people I try to save," says Peter Parker in a voiceover, "the more enemies I will make." A shot of The Rhino follows, depicted in the film as a man wearing large mechanical armor with a rhinoesque horn, along with the back of the Green Goblin. "And it's just a matter of time..." continues Peter as we see Electro unleashing blasts of electricity, "...before I face those with more power than I can overcome."
Peter is introduced to Harry Osborn (DeHaan), who reveals that his father's company OsCorp had Peter under surveillance. When Peter asks why, Harry smiles and replies "Isn't that the question of the day." Peter discusses the matter with Aunt May, played once again by Sally Field, who says to Peter "I once told you that secrets have a cost. The truth does, too."
More intrigue surrounding the mystery of the death of Peter's parents follows, with a Peter watching a video recording of his father (Campbell Scott). "My name is Richard Parker," begins the recording, "I have discovered what OsCorp what going to use my research for. I have a responsibility to protect the world from what I know they're capable of." A man in a hat and coat walks by very familiar sets of mechanical wings and arms, teasing that additional villains The Vulture and Doctor Octopus are also in play. And of course, this could mean Peter's real threat in this movie is actually the supervillain group The Sinister Six.
Harry confronts his father Norman (Chris Cooper), asking what all of OsCorp's secret equipment is. "The future," replies Norman.
"We -- literally -- can change the world," says Harry. "What about Peter?"
"Not everyone has a happy ending," answers Norman ominously.
Various scenes of destruction caused by The Rhino and Electro follow, with Gwen warning, "This is bigger than you, Peter." "I made a choice," replies Peter as we briefly glimpse Spider-Man fighting the Green Goblin. "This is my path."
Electro then gets a voiceover, proclaiming "Soon, everyone in the city will know how it feels to live in a world without power, without mercy...without Spider-Man!" A small taste of a battle between the two follows, apparently taking place in a series of electrical transformer towers.
If you'd like to see the trailer, you can view it below thanks to Sony Pictures' official YouTube account...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 2, 2014.