My Spidey-Sense is Tingling

Posted: February 25, 2013 in I am so awesome, Uncategorized, What I Think
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A short while ago, I posted a review on the movie The Amazing Spider-man. While doing so, I researched the movie a little more and found out…that The Amazing Spider-man 2 is already being worked on.

This is not a surprise. One, the movie ended on a semi-cliffhanger (If you watched until the middle of the credits, you would know what I mean). Two, whenever a movie does well (especially a superhero movie), a sequel must be made. It’s an unwritten rule.

At first I thought that the whole sequel thing was just a load of crap and speculation. But further research proved me wrong. A short summary has already been released (as well as a pic of Spidey’s new and improved suit!), which can be accessed here. And here is the modest beginning of its Wikipedia page. As you can see, the cast has already been…well, cast.

Here is the summary, for your viewing pleasure:

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

Let’s talk about this for a second.

1) NEW VILLAIN NEW VILLAIN NEW VILLAIN ALERT! New villains are always cool, but who was that creepy guy talking to Dr. Connors in the mid-credits scene? I hope it was Electro (or some other villain that will pop up). If not, that’s just stupid. Why would you partially introduce a villain and then never mention him again? There’s been a lot of speculation about this, as evident here. I’m inclined to believe that the dude was indeed Electro, but that’s just me.

2) Harry. Harry is in this movie. Let us pause for a moment of silent screaming. *silently screams* I disliked Harry in the original Spider-man trilogy. As in, how about we just defenestrate you, Mr. Osborn? How about that? There is the possibility that this new Harry will be better than the original. I greatly hope so. But Harry was never ever mentioned in The Amazing Spider-man. Maybe they’re just throwing him in for a plot twist. Whatever the case, Harry better be good. OR ELSE YOU SHALL FACE MY WRATH, MARC WEBB. (Also, it’s absolutely hilarious that the director’s surname is Webb. What a koinkydink.)

3) If you look at the cast list on the previously linked Wikipedia page, you’ll find that Shailene Woodley is playing the role of Mary Jane Watson. Let me make one thing clear: If there is a love triangle, I will throw things. Unfortunately, unless Mary Jane is solely Harry’s love interest in this movie, a love triangle is imminent. ANGER ANGER ANGER. I like Mary Jane and all, but Gwen and Peter are absolutely perfect just the way they are.

4) According to the cast list, Martin Sheen is reprising his role as Uncle Ben. *semi-spoiler alert* Uh…Uncle Ben is dead. He’s been dead for a while. What, is his ghost going to come back and give Peter helpful pieces of advice along the way? Or maybe he’ll just be doing some voice-overs or something when Peter is reminiscing about the good ole days. Or maybe there will be a flashback somewhere. Whatever the case, this is…an interesting piece of information. *end of semi-spoiler*

I’m excited for the return of Spider-man. I truly am, though this blog post may convince you otherwise. I just hope they don’t ruin the wonderful things they did in the first movie. “They” referring mainly to Marc Webb. I happily–though not a little warily–await more news as to what Spider-man will be up to next…

…But if Harry is stupid I will end him.

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Comments
  1. Andrea, you do know that Peter and MJ get married, right? Gwen dies at the hand of the Green Goblin in the comics. If she would not have died, Peter would have married Gwen, but…since she died, that wouldn’t really work.

    I didn’t think Electro was such a big villain. Maybe they will have more than one villian in the next movie. I would have thought that they would have chosen the Green Goblin or Doctor Octopus. Maybe they are just trying to use different villians from the other Spider-man movies. Still, I want to see their take on the Green Goblin, since they introduced Gwen. I wonder if they let her die.

    If I had to guess, there will probably be flashbacks with Uncle Ben in it. Unless he is a ghost, but that would just be creepy.

    Harry is always stupid in the Spider-man shows. Movies and tv shows. Even if he is good, I probably won’t like him, just because of all the other shows and movies where he was stupid.

    Wow, sorry for the long comment… :P

  2. Erin says:

    Okay, so I’m somewhat of a Spider-man nerd. I’ve seen plenty of Spidey TV shows and have gained a lot of knowledge from my dad (who read the comics growing up). So I may be able to contribute some information to your speculations.

    1) I don’t think that the dude at the end of the movie was Electro. Yes, the flashes of lightning makes it seem obvious that it’s Electro, but here’s why I don’t believe it is: 1 – How in the heck did he mysteriously get in and out of Dr. Connors’ cell? Electro doesn’t teleport or do anything like that, as far as I know. 2 – This might sound racist (I don’t mean it to be, honestly), but the actor playing Electro in the sequel is black, and the guy at the end of the 1st movie was obviously white. 3 – In the comics, I don’t believe Electro knows Peter (I mean, he knows Spider-man, but he doesn’t know WHO Spider-man is), so why would he be talking to Dr. Connors about Peter’s father? Personally, I think it’s Norman Osborn, who most likely does know Dr. Connors (in the movie, Connors was researching a cure for Mr. Osborn’s unnamed illness). Also, from the summary, it’s apparent that Peter and Harry know/knew each other, so wouldn’t it be likely that their fathers knew each other as well? This all still wouldn’t explain the mysterious showing up and disappearing from the cell though….

    2) Harry. Yeah…Well, as I said above, his dad was mentioned frequently throughout the movie, so it doesn’t really surprise me that Webb (teehee) decided to add Harry into the sequel. It’ll be fun to compare him to James Franco (who did a good job with Harry in the trilogy, though I just really hate Harry’s character).

    3) Okay, ready for a truth-bomb, Andrea? In the comics, Peter ends up with Mary Jane, so it’s essential that she comes into the story. He probably would have ended up with Gwen, but she actually dies when Spidey tries to save her from the Green Goblin. Yeah. I think it would actually be a neat twist if she died in the movie (though as far as I can tell, we aren’t going to see the Green Goblin in the sequel…unless it’s going to be Harry following in his father’s footsteps as the 2nd Green Goblin), and it would save us the drama of a love triangle. But you knows? Maybe she won’t die, and maybe we’ll be surprised by a well-done love triangle.

    4) Since the summary says Peter discovers a secret from his past, I’m guessing that we’re going to be seeing a lot of flashbacks, which is when we may see Uncle Ben. Who knows…

    ANYWAYS. Sorry for all the rambling. I just felt obliged to share my immense Spidey knowledge with you, and…I HAD NO IDEA THAT THIS SEQUEL WAS PLANNED I’M SO EXCITED I LOVE SPIDER-MAN HE’S MY BESTEST FRIEND AND YEAH SORRY BATMAN BUT HE’S SPIDER-MAN AND HE’S AWESOME SO IN YOUR FACE.

    …Wow. Writing that sentence made me cringe.

  3. Andrea says:

    COMMENT BOMBS!! :D

    Wow, anyways, the whole race thing made me believe that it wasn’t Electro at the end of the movie, as well, Erin. According to some interviews I read, the dude was definitely connected to Norman Osborn, but I suppose we’ll have to wait and see who it actually was. (If we ever find out…)

    Poop. I like Gwen. If they do the Peter/MJ romance well, then perhaps I won’t be so mad. But that still makes me mad. It’s awesome that Gwen dies, however. (I just realized that a good number of important characters die in the Spider-man saga…THAT’S AWESOME! Yay for gutsy people that like killing characters.) …However, since I’ve never read the comics (or seen any of the rip-off TV shows), I did not know this piece of information. Now I do.

  4. Ivy says:

    Andrea, I thought Harry in the original movies had such a multifaceted personality and I loved him for it! How could you (all of you!) dislike him?! Explain yourselves… =)

    • Erin says:

      I liked him when he got bonked on the head.

      • Andrea says:

        Okay, here’s my deal:

        I think the whole friend-turned-enemy concept is an awesome one. But Harry…Harry bothered me a LOT. He just seemed like a stuck-up jerk, and way too involved with himself. If he hadn’t acted like such a loser, I would have liked him more. :)

        Of course, this is just my opinion! I won’t kill you if you like Harry. :D

  5. Harry was a jerk! I guess he was fine before his dad died, and when he got hit on the head (I wish he would have stayed like that forever!!!), but other than that he was annoying. Why the heck did that old dude (their butler? Someone who works for them?) tell Harry that Spider-man did not kill his dad? Why couldn’t he have told him earlier? Then Harry wouldn’t be such a jerk, and he wouldn’t look so ugly.

  6. Ivy says:

    I don’t think any of those are great reasons. :D He is kind of a jerk, but he comes around. He has such interesting ups and downs! In any case, I think this convo would work better IRL. ;)

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