MOVIE STILLS! A Bunch of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Images From EW

The print version doesn’t hit my mailbox until tomorrow, but the digital version of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly hit my iPad today and it’s the special Comic-Con issue and in addition to breaking the news on the next-next Marvel event, they also unleashed a whole bunch of movie stills from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Spider-Man features a new version of the costume, one that hues closer to the classic comic book version (the first suit is in the in-set image):

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A better look at the “new” suit:

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And what about Jamie Foxx’s Electro? We’ve seen some early images without the SFX enhancements. Now we get a look at the finished version which, like much of the film versions of Marvel superheroes these days, is heavily influenced by the Ultimate version:

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Maxwell Dillon, pre-Electro:

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But that’s not all for bad guys! Why have one when two will allow for double the merchandising and licensing opportunities? We still haven’t seen the full-on Rhino yet, but here’s a pre-Rhino Aleksei Sytsevich played by the always awesome Paul Giamatti:

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Ah, but what of young love? Gwen Stacy is still kicking around:

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And friendship? Here’s Peter Parker and new best friend Harry Osborn, played by Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan:

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Not pictured? Mary Jane Watson, who reportedly has been cut completely out of this film. (Much like much of the subplots and the connective tissue scenes in the first film.)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters in North America on April 17, 2014.

 


Comments

  1. Man… I am absolutely LOVING the new outfit!

  2. Awesome article, but I have to point out that it’s Osborn, not Osborne.

    • Amen to that. Hasbro actually has an action figure out that spells it incorrectly, too. Iron Patriot (pre-IM3, obviously).

  3. Shocker looks really cool. I still like 616 Shocker more but this one will look cool on the big screen. I still find Paul Giamatti a weird choice for the Rhino. And what he heck is up with Harry ‘s hair!?

  4. Wonder why they felt to go more “classic” with the suit this time around? I really liked the Ben Reily-ish look of the last one. I liked Amazing Spider-Man quite a bit, if only for Garfield and Stone. I enjoy Jamie Fox’s Duane Dibbley look.

    • Well… Spider-Man original suit is probably the one of the most iconic superheroes’ suit ever made. The design is just perfect!

      And when they showed the Amazing Spider-Man suit a lot of people (fanboys eh) wrote and whined about it, I was one of them and when I saw the movie I was totally okay with it. But then, getting the original suit back in for AMS 2 is a sweet move from the movie-makers I think. πŸ˜‰

      I’m just not sure with the choice of red which is a little too burgundy for my tastes but those are still images so, it might look right at the movies.

    • How was it Ben Reilly-ish? Because it wasn’t in the least.

    • The Amazing Spider-Man costume has always looked like a mismosh of Ben Reilly’s costume (Red field that tapers into a point without a belt, majority of the costume is the blue, gloves that have three blue fingers and two red) and the House of M Spider-Man. It’s not Ben Reilly’s costume, but it evokes that detailing (sans giant Spider).

    • I can see the parallels to the House of M costume, but still not seeing the Reilly. The red didn’t taper to a point on the torso in Reilly’s costume; the whole torso was red with webs and emblem that mirrored itself on front and back with the shoulders tapered, kind of like it was a short-sleeved t-shirt with full blue on the arms and hands with the exception of the fingers.

  5. “Tonight’s forecast… A freeze is coming.”

  6. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Dane DeHaan is gonna make for a perfect Harry Osborn. I like actors where I’m slightly suspicious they may have murdered people in real life for research. See also: Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Natalie Portman.

  7. Hey Jamie, I think your pager is going off… (Who uses pagers anymore?)

    The new Spidey suit looks a lot like the Maguire suit to me.

    Like Scarlet-Batman, I still cannot wrap my head around Paul Giamatti as Rhino, of all villains. Mysterio? Sure. But I don’t see Giamatti as a convincing action guy. I assume it will be all CGI once he transforms or whatever? He’s a great actor, just not who I would think of for Rhino. I wouldn’t have picked Rhino anyway, but they didn’t ask me! πŸ˜›

    • I saw an image that had me thinking that they were going with an Armored Suit for the Rhino.
      Which again would skew to the Ultimate look for the character.

  8. I always hated the eyes on the costume from the Raimi trilogy. Hated the shape and the silverish color. Man these are perfect. I hope we get a scene where he’s hiding in the shadows and all you can see is the eyes

  9. Jamie Foxx as … Locutus, of Borg.

  10. Oh, how I hope that it’s better than the last one…

    • What do you mean? The last one, as much as I hate to admit it, was far superior from the Raimi trilogy and in many ways closer to the comics and the source material!

    • Agreed, I thought the last one was the best Spiderman movie yet. Or at least on par with the 2nd one.

    • @CaseyJustice: I too hope its better than the last one. They should”ve scrapped the whole origin story which was very boring. It would have been better to do some kind of montage during the opening credits.

    • @CaseyJustice and @hanson724 agree with both of you. I really didn’t like ASM and I hope they can do a better job with ASM2. I think the funniest part is that the “untold story” they’d been hyping online and on posters for months and months got cut out of the final product because it didn’t test well. That’s why it ended up a jumbled mess with many a dangling plot thread. Also, the characterization of Peter is terrible, and I hope it’s better this time around. Maguire probably wasn’t the best choice for Peter in the Raimi trilogy, but he’s still far superior to Garfield.

    • What @neums said.

  11. Wow. That Electro sure is something….man that’s awful.

    And it’s good that they cut an entire character out of a movie. That’s ALWAYS a good sign when a movie is in the middle of production to cut out entire scenes involving a specific character.

  12. Don’t really like the Electro design. Personally, I’ll always prefer the classic look . . .

    • Me too, but you gotta admit it looks so wacky. None of my non-comics reading friends can take it seriously. I try to imagine how movie audiences would react to a faithful costume. It’s not pretty.

    • Yeah it would look campy as hell, unfortunately. We as comics readers could accept it and even encourage it, but come on, it would look silly in real life! πŸ˜‰

    • I understand that a 100% faithful rendition might not work, and wouldn’t complain if, as much as I love it, they dropped the face mask, for example. However, I wish they had stuck with the original green & yellow color scheme. Plus, this whole blue skinned, deformed thing just doesn’t work for me. Honestly, from what little I’ve read of the Ultimate version, I think that the 616 one is a more interesting character . . .

    • Is it just me or does his outfit kinda look like the one from “spectacular Spider-Man”? I mean they based his face on the Ultimate version but I think theyre trying to make Electro look Spectacular!

  13. I don’t know what to think about this movie, with all of the rumors about there being like 5 villains, MJ getting cut out late in the game, etc, but everything I’ve seen thus far looks really good and I was very impressed with the first one so hopefully it will at least be as good as that one. Lots of great actors cast for this too, the list is impressive, most impressive.

  14. I love the new eyes on the mask, but am seriously bummed about the new “classic” suit. I kinda like when they “modernize” superhero suits in the movies and the last Spidey suit was awesome, apart from the small yellow eyes. No kid in this time would ever design the classic Spidey suit. I liked the “nikey” style of the amazing costume and thought it fit very well the updated tone of the movie.
    But hey, I also think that the Man of Steel suit is the best Superman live action suit ever, so what do I know, right?

  15. None of this impresses me. I didn’t care for the first one, and I’ll probably skip this altogether. I don’t care for the revamped costume either, it looks like theyre trying to lure some of the Spidey fans back with the (not so new) look. I mean I like it better, but I don’t see why he needs it. Incidently, it reminds me of the Amazing costume from “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions”.

    • I haven’t seen ASM and still don’t understand the reboot of Spidey when the first trilogy is still current. I’m wondering if Foxx’s take on Max Dillon and will it be a typical nerd stereotype version.

    • ASM came out 10 years after the first Raimi Spider-Man film so, yeah, not that current in my humble opinion… And in all honesty, see it before judging if it was necessary or not, I was a non-believer but Andrew Garfield gives a wayyyyyyy better Peter Parker than Toby McGuire ever did in the whole trilogy, the concepts are also closer to the source material in the comics, like the web-shooters, the funny banter and the meaning of what it is to truly have responsibilities and great power, something I never felt really while watching the Raimi films (that I love by the way!).

      So yeah, give it a view and then you can comment on it dude! πŸ˜‰

    • My problems with it are pretty long but I’ll give a brief list: it’s a reboot of a franchise that’s last movie was 5 years old, they messed up the Curt Connors/Lizard dichotomy, and Peter buys the web fluid from Oscorp. I mean there’s alot more I didn’t like about it. If it was the first Spider-Man movie, I would like it alot better. I just prefer Raimi’s trilogy over ASM.

    • Toby McGuire was Peter Parker. i think his performance was superior. Garfield was a mash up of a James Dean character and a skater kid, who, was clearly aimed at a more teenage demographic. That’s all fine and well, but I didn’t recognize him as Parker.
      I was disappointed with the ASM movie and much prefer the Raimi movies(except for a good part of 3, it had a lot of ups and downs for me). However, I have every intention of watching this new installment. It IS a new Spidey/comic book movie, after all. I’m an optimist(mostly πŸ˜‰ )

    • KillTheG1mp: I’m going to try to not let this get ugly. What I meant by current is what Itho stated that the last movie is about 5 yrs. old. I guess I should have clarified that fact. My point is why not keep going with the continuity of the 3 prior movies instead of a reboot. That’s what I don’t understand.
      Another thing to clarify is I never meant that I wipe my ass with ASM even though I’ve never seen it. Your getting way too defensive about a non-insult. I guess I should never comment on a book I don’t read because by your logic, unless someone knows everything don’t comment on any thing, right? Also, I didn’t say I’d never see ASM, I simply haven’t to this point.

    • I will say I think Andrew Garfield is a better actor (does America make great actors any more? Think about it, Superman, Batman, and Spidey have all been played by Brits recently), but I just think Tobey Maguire was a better Peter Parker. Garfield’s wasn’t really a geek to me (I graduated high school 3 years ago, and I got called a geek almost every day. Not saying every geek is like me, but I was not like “that” Peter Parker in high school). Also I found his love story arc with Gwen was kinda creepy and “Twilightesque”.

      I, like @TreesoftheStoneAge, would’ve liked the 4th movie to follow the previous continuity. I totally get why the studio took it back to high school, it was easier and cleaner. But I wanted to see Peter and MJ get married, what Sam Raimi had planned next (yeah I know about the Vultress and how SM3 turned out, still wanted to see what he had next), more of J.K Simmons JJJ. We’ll never get any of that, which saddens me. Now we back to following Peter thru High School, with “supposedly” classic elements added to the new version. I wish the reboot had followed “Ultimate Spider-Man” or used Miles Morales, just more than what I got from ASM (sorry, I’m rambling). For me the consolation prize is that people will get to see the Sinister Six on the big screens. That’s not enough for me though.

    • @TreeoftheStoneAge: My comment wasn’t meant as an attack or anything mate! πŸ˜‰ Damn forums and the lack of emotions . Also, my bad about the use of “comment”, I meant it more like argument. Having preconceived notions about something without ever having experienced it before is just illogical, in my opinion, but I digress! πŸ˜‰

      I get your points (all of you on this comment branch), but I disagree (and it’s okay hehe). I too was pissed when Sony scrapped Spider-Man 4 and Raimi in favor of doing a reboot but to my surprise I prefered the reboot to the first trilogy for the reasons mentionned above even though I’m a huge Sam Raimi movies fan and truly dig his style. Spider-Man 1 and 2 were amazing movies that paved the way for the Marvel Movie-verse and the Avengers and I own them on blu-ray and watch them at least once a year but then again, the need for rebooting the franchise was there after the mess that Spider-Man 3 made… I guess that when big studios like that who are cash-hungry have the opportunity to start something over again to make profit, they go the easy way and say a big F*** Y*** to the fanboys. The same happened, in a way, with the Batman movies after Returns and B&R, you can’t say it’s a bad thing they rebooted it with the Nolan trilogy or we’d still have bat-nipples and bad puns! The only bad thing about ASM, to me, was that the Lizard was CGI all-along, I guess I’m still not used to it in movies and it ruins the “fun” of it sometimes, Star Wars and Blade Runner and Alien/S spoiled me as a child I suppose!

      To each his own favorite actor playing a favorite character! For me, Andrew Garfield was more relatable as the outcast teenager that gets the opportunity to do great things at a cost, re-watching Tobey now makes me realize how pathetic and “awkward” his Peter Parker was, he was, basically, a sad-sack… πŸ˜‰

    • *Batman Forever, not Returns…

    • @KillTheG1mp ” re-watching Tobey now makes me realize how pathetic and β€œawkward” his Peter Parker was, he was, basically, a sad-sack… ”

      THAT’S THE POINT! That’s Peter Parker. Not Garfield’s smart-ass skater who also happens to have a genius IQ.

    • Agreed.