A Very Close Look At The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

I won’t be going shot by shot for this breakdown of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer as a lot of shots don’t merit a huge amount of particular comment, but I have pulled a good number of freeze frames from the clip and have arranged those below, with notes.

So, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was filmed in 2D and will be converted to 3D. That won’t effect shots like this one, which will have been created from CG.

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But then there’s shots like this which I wish had been filmed in native 3D. Still, conversions are very, very good these days.

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One of the big action sequences obviously takes place in Times Square but was largely shot on a set. There’s still space for lots and lots of real-life, real-brand signage. If I freeze-framed every bit of product placement in this trailer we’d be here all day.

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There’s a quick glimpse of Paul Giamatti before the top of the cyberRhino wotsit slams down. I can’t make out any sort of in-joke, reference or easter egg on its markings but maybe you can. Do note, though, that it’s marked up in Russian with a red star on the shoulder – so is this an Oscorp invention or not?

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A glimpse of a Goblin eye. Looks like Dane DeHaan to me.

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And he’s wearing some kind of exosuit (is there any other kind?) that will presumably enhance his strength.

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And here’s a mention for the Daily Bugle Tumblr account. I wouldn’t be surprised if this won’t be in the film and is just in the trailer.

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Spider-Man should quite clearly be getting shot here. Are they going to try and tell us his costume is bullet proof? Or that Aleksei Sytsevich is a really, really bad shot?

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I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but there appears to be a frame in the middle of this swing-by where Spider-Man seems to be part of the billboard behind him.

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There are references here to Ravencroft, an Australian project, Weapons systems, exoskeletons, synthetic plants and a lot more. “Venom storage” seems to be of particular note.

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Surveillance of the young Peter Parker? That seems to solidify that he’s the offshoot of an Oscorp experiment.

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Why is Gwen Stacy up on Peter’s crazy wall? Has she gone missing? Or does he just like sticking pictures of his girl on things?

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We’re in a secret lab hidden in a subway train below some tracks. Probably. But do note the web on the right hand side of the monitor. Coincidence, motif or clue? And that’s just Roosevelt, spelled incorrectly, right?

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Vulture and Doc Ock easter eggs ahoy.

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I don’t know who this is.

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Electro without much matter to his being. That should make him quite tricky… if there’s no water around.

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Is this our only look at Felicity Jones in this trailer? If she’s inside Oscorp, and she’s a girlfriend to Harry… could she really be Felicia Hardy? Depends on how freewheeling the filmmakers have been with her backstory.

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Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, not looking at his best. If only there were some sort of experimental treatment he could try.

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Peter’s pop, fighting in a flashback. Is this in his top-secret subway car lab? Looks like it might be, but as you’ll see later in the trailer, it’s onboard a plane.

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Peter Parker, photographer, is a fan of Blow Up. I suppose he would be.

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Pink Goblin.

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Harry’s transformation sequence?

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On set, this jacket looked The Night Gwen Stacy Died green. Now it looks Just Another Night For Gwen Stacy dyed blue. A misdirect?

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This is Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson. For sure. For definite. So… she will be in the film after all, or they’re just using this car-crunching moment for a bit of extra oomph?

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Quite a lot of surprises in this trailer, I think, not least the appearance of Ms. Woodley.

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