Thousands of people gather in New York City’s Time Square every year for the New Year’s celebrations every December 31, but joining Ryan Seacrest and a cavalcade of celebrity entertainers at the “crossroads of the world” this year is a very special guest in the form of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He’s not there to celebrate though, Spidey will be there to do some promotion for his upcoming new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Today, final preparations were underway for the ball drop, and Spidey was on hand to help rehearse with the throwing of the post-ball drop confetti. (Yes, apparently throwing colorful bits of paper off a balcony requires complex co-ordination and rehearsal.) Also on hand was ABC News reporter Sara Haines, who talked to both Spidey, who didn’t actually say much, and Amazing 2 director Marc Webb. What was Webb doing there? He was promoting the unveiling of some exclusive new footage that will screen during the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve festivities on ABC tomorrow night. The reason isn’t just corporate synergy, as Disney owns both Marvel and Spider-Man (even though Amazing is made by Sony), but one of the upcoming film’s biggest action sequences takes place in Times Square, during New Year’s Eve.

“[In The Amazing Spider-Man 2] Spider-Man is having a blast being Spider-Man,” Webb explained to ABC. “He is going to have to face off against not only the wrath of OsCorp, which is a big villainous corporation, but Electro, which is one of the most cinematic villains from all the Spider-Man canon. He is played by Jamie Foxx, which is unbelievably awesome. That battle is really gonna be his greatest battle like it says in the poster and Peter Parker will never gonna be the same after this movie.”
Watch the complete clip for yourself below:

If you don’t have New Year’s plans, you can watch the show live on ABC or livestream it at your computer. When the clip appears online, we’ll have it for you here on Nerd Bastards.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Category: Comics, Film

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