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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.