Well, if you had one last sliver of doubt in your mind whether Harry Osborn would turn into the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, take that sliver and toss it on the ground. The final trailer for the film has been released (although TV spots are an entirely different matter), and all the villains are featured in this preview. That’s right, Electro, a full view of the robotic Rhino beast and Harry Osborn as a mutated, pale-faced goblin creature. Check it out below.
As I’ve said before, most of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 previews seem to be giving away a lot of the action. That’s not to say it won’t be a good movie, there just won’t be as many surprises when we eventually sit down to watch it. That being said, I really liked the feel of the trailer. They did a good job of showing the struggles Peter will go through facing these villains and, inevitably, learning how OsCorp connects to his family. This trailer has me pumped back up for its release, and it’s already looking better than its predecessor.
The action scenes look more rendered and not as CGI-y, so at least now they don’t look like they came out of a video game. The Electro scenes was nothing we hadn’t already seen, so nothing new there. We finally got a full look at the Rhino robot, and even though he’ll only be around for “four minutes” (Marc Webb probably meant the Rhino suit itself), it still looks cool. Still, I hope when Paul Giamatti returns in Amazing Spider-Man 3, we’ll see him in something closer to his comic-book power suit.
Of course, we have to talk about the co-star of the trailer (Peter’s always the headlining act): Harry Osborn. Look, I still don’t care for the way Dane DeHaan’s playing Harry. The guy sounds he’s evil even before he’s turned against Peter. With that said, this is the first time I’ve been excited for him becoming Green Goblin. The appearance is still odd, but that Goblin tech is amazing. The glider looks great, contrary to my thinking before that it looked like the snowboard glider from Spider-Man 3, and he’s got weapons packed all over his body suit.
That’s still no excuse for them not using Norman as the Goblin in a future film, but Harry looks like he’ll make a decent villain. Whether he’s Sinister Six worthy, I’m not quite sure yet…