We were one of those who thought getting a new Spider-Man so soon after Tobey Maguire hung up his web was not a bad idea.
Andrew Garfield is a stellar actor and even though Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man carried much of the same origins story as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, it was better acted, had a better story and frankly, a better villain.
Now that we’re gearing up for the second chapter in Webb's series, teased in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer, we present 7 elements that are integral to ensure that this sequel works.
We don’t doubt Webb’s talent and are keenly aware that the dynamic director is probably way ahead of us!
Click through and see what 7 things we hope for in the highly anticipated sequel that lands May 2. To gear up for that, why not catch up on the original Webb film and watch The Amazing Spider-Man online.
One of the things we adore about Spider-Man in general is he always has a sense of humor, no matter what he's doing... even in the most dire of circumstances. We suspect in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, that will grow even further.
Gwen and Peter truly hit it off in the first film, now their romance must continue and growâ¦ but there must be some conflict. We suspect a certain villain (or three) will have something to do with that. It was wise for the Shailene Woodley Mary Jane character to have her scenes cut. We're not quite ready for that kind of relationship conflict.
Batman and Robin famously overcrowded its film with too many villains. Even though we know there are three in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we know that the main one will be Electro (Jamie Foxx). The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) is supporting and Dane DeHaanâs Green Goblin will likely just be introduced as his villain will play a bigger role in subsequent films. Well, let's hope that is how it goes!
Electro is such a fascinating villain. How does Spider-Man deal with fighting someone who can literally electrocute you? And Foxx is an Oscar-winning actor. Webb, we're sure, wonât let Foxx be overshadowed by layers of Electro make-up or lightning-wielding power. Foxx is best when he is just being Foxx. We haven't seen him play a true villain before, andâ¦ we. can't. wait.
Now that we got that origins story over with, we hope that even though the stakes of danger are higher in the second film Peter Parker is having a true blast being the superhero. Now that he has command of his powers, look for him to bask in the glow of beingâ¦ well, Spider-Man!
One of the great joys of the Raimi trilogy was the friendship (before it turned sour) between Harry Osborn and Peter Parker. With actors as powerful as Dane DeHaan and Andrew Garfield, we look forward to much joy between these twoâ¦ before their epic Spider-Man and Green Goblin battle.
We suspect that Spidey will do just fine against Electro, but there must be a cost paid to being a hero and we suspect that will happen in the closing moments of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And here's an idea: Leave us hanging. We remember when Empire Strikes Back ended and we had to wait, impatiently we might add, for Return of the Jedi. With the power of the Spider-Man mythologyâ¦ there is no reason The Amazing Spider-Man 2 could not leave us panting for The Amazing Spider-Man 3.