Dailies | ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer: Green Goblin Takes Center Stage (Video)

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer: Green Goblin Takes Center Stage (Video)

Can the superhero sequel avoid the “too many villains” trap?

Peter Parker is in for a world of pain in the first trailer to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

The follow-up to 2012's comic book adventure finds the wall crawler doing battle with not one, but three scientifically enhanced villains in the form of the Green Goblin/Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Electro (Jamie Foxx).

“Every day I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make,” Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) notes ominously in the trailer's narration. “And it's just a matter of time before I face those with more power than I can overcome.”

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This cornucopia of baddies comes courtesy of Oscorp Industries, a morally dubious corporation that dabbles in military technology and experimental science. It was responsible for the genetic accident that gave birth to the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) in the first film.

Sony, which is distributing the film, teased Electro prior to ComicCon last summer, but the studio has decided to put the Goblin front and center in this teaser for the superhero sequel. DeHaan, a dead-ringer for Leonardo DiCaprio, nails the character's WASPy petulance and if this trailer is any indication, he and his father, a sickly looking Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), will be the ones pulling the strings.

The film will have to avoid the “too many villains” problem that plagued other comic book adaptations such as “Spider-Man 3,” which piled on the reprobates with diminishing returns.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opens on May 2, 2014, with Emma Stone returning as Gwen Stacy and Marc Webb coming back for another stint as director.

  • Nelson Pawlak

    They can with a cohesive storyline to match the action. Shining example: The Avengers . Two fails I see already are Electro looking nothing like the original comic book villain and Oh no, is that a robotic Rhino I see??? Still, two thumbs up for Spidey's big eye'd look and Goblin with an actual face even though he looks a bit too much like Billy Idol.

    • Spidey96

      Rhino actually did have a robotic suit in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, and they had an electro that looked like that as well.

      • Nelson Pawlak

        Thanks dude. I'm a bit old school I guess and not up on the changes.

        • starlessconcord

          the ultimate spiderman series is a really good read, id seriously recommend reading them

  • Fan

    Do we really need the Green Goblin again? He's already been done twice already!

  • Green goblin

    You fuck yourself green goblin is awesome!!!

  • MarvelMad

    This pic looks more like Norman Osborn actor Chris Cooper due to the long back combed hair.