If you follow comic-book movie news in the slightest, you’ve probably seen that Amazing Spider-Man 2 three-piece poster that’s been circulating around the Internet for a couple of days. Fans of all type have been relentlessly analyzing every single detail of it to try and figure out just what the deal is with the villains in this movie, with glider-boy at the top being the number-one debated topic. Well, I don’t have revelations regarding the content of the poster, but thanks to Sony Pictures preparing for the trailer release in two days, you can now look at the official high quality version of the banner.
It’s great to finally see the poster clearly, but unfortunately the high quality version doesn’t reveal anything we haven’t already deduced ourselves. We were right in noticing that the Rhino suit is deviating from the “gray Hulk suit with a horn” comic version and gone for an actual robotic four-legged rhino. I notice that there’s a compartment/pod nestled on the rhino’s back. That’s probably where Paul Giamatti is nestled in to control the monstrosity. Electro looks cool (although I still would have liked to have seen a variation of his green and yellow costume), but there’s nothing of him there that we haven’t already seen.
As for the Albino Goblin, I still can’t make heads or tails of who he is. By the way, if that is the Green Goblin, shouldn’t he have more green on him rather than pasty blue? The only green I see is coming from his glider. It looks more like crime-boss Tombstone made off with Norman Osborn’s glider and went for a joyride. It’s pretty obvious at this point that Harry Osborn will be the Green Goblin, which leads me to wonder what Norman’s role will be in the movie.
All-in-all, still a great poster, but seeing three villains makes me question the quality of the film. Movies with more than two villains rarely succeed, so I really hope Marc Webb knows what he’s doing. I want to walk out of the next Spider-Man movie feeling satisfied, not just “meh.”
Also, for those who haven’t seen it, here’s a new plot synopsis for the film that was released yesterday.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.