A few days ago we showed you the teaser trailer to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, featuring Jamie Foxx in mid-transformation to Electro. That was only a part of what Sony had planned for Friday, giving fans in Hall H the first footage of Marc Webb‘s upcoming sequel. Lucky buggers.
What the studio essentially called a “reel” was the closest thing to a trailer anyone in that room has seen since filming began months ago. Covering brief character introductions, a bit of the trademark Spider-Man banter, and the troubles of keeping a “super” relationship, the footage was in rough shape. Incomplete effects, a couple of storyboards, but it was enough to convey the story to the audience in the room.
For a complete, more detailed description head over to /Film, they were in the room and do a fantastic job of telling you everything, here we’re delivering a slightly quicker version of what they saw. Let’s get to it, shall we.
In this “reel” fans get their first look at Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). A voice over says ,”You know what it is I love about being Spider-Man? Everything.” as he rides the top of a police car after a truck driver (Paul Giamatti), who he easily defeats. The trailer then shifts to show off it’s more lighthearted side featuring Aunt May (Sally Field) as she argues with Peter, sans costume, over the state of the laundry:
“Last time you did it, you turned everything blue and red,” she scolds. Peter quickly covers it up by explaining that he’d been washing his flag, to which Aunt May replies, “No one washes their flag.”
Shortly after fans are introduced to Max Dillon (Foxx) having just been saved by Spider-Man as he brags to fellow Oscorp employee Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) how great it must be to be Spider-Man. Giamatti makes another appearance, now as Rhino, only to once again be beaten – this time by a pipe falling from the sky. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer also shows the continuing relationship of Gwen and Peter with her mentioning, “You’re Spider-Man and I love that, but I love Peter Parker more.”
Cut back to Max, with fans witnessing the scientist getting electrocuted and falling into a tank of electric eels, emerging as a blue-skinned, glowing Electro. Cut to a brief introduction of Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and his father, a sick Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper). Also among the father/son turmoil are a couple of shots teasing Gwen Stacy’s fate, as evident to leaked set shots.
The scene than shifts to Electro terrorizing New York with lighting bolts, destroying buildings sending people screaming only to remark:
“I just wanted everybody to see me, soon everyone will know how it feels to live in my world…. A world without Spider-Man.”
And in the final scene of the trailer, Spider-Man catches a falling cop car moments before it would have landed on a policeman asking if the officer needs a hand. Fade to black and the end.
How cool does that sound!? Would have been better if we were in the hall like /Film, but for now we’ll live vicariously through them until someone – eventually – leaks the footage online. You can bet we’ll update those of us outside the convention hall as soon as we se it for ourselves.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd, 2014.
Special thanks to /Film for sharing what several hundred people got to see first.