Recently, Amazing Spider-Man 2 director, Marc Webb, tweeted the first poster art for the upcoming Spidey sequel.
We’ve seen Spider-Man’s costume a thousand times before in four different movies. It changed modestly in The Amazing Spider-Man reboot with some contemporary modifications to Spidey’s eyes and footwear. However, there is only so much you can do with Spidey’s costume.
However, fans (are there any Amazing Spider-Man fans out there? Sadly, the movie never made it into Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers popularity territory) are really anxious to see what Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx looks like as Electro or Paul Giamatti as The Rhino.
Both villains were odd choices for a Spidey movie, but the franchise is trying its best to NOT rehash the Tobey Maguire trilogy. That means, the Osborne family’s Green Goblin legacy has yet to be explored (until movie 3 at least) and we probably won’t see Doctor Octopus, played superbly by Alfred Molina in Spider-Man 2.
While Foxx should be able to pull off a strong Electro, if he stays clear of a comical portrayal, Giamatti as an actor just doesn’t scream Rhino. He’s a great actor, sure, but the size, age and look seems off. We’ll probably see a lot of CG enhancements like we did with Tim Roth in Ed Norton’s The Incredible Hulk. Perhaps Giamatti will wow us as much as Mark Ruffalo did in The Avengers?
Here’s the full Spider-Man poster art, first shown on Comingsoon.net. Yup, that’s definitely Spidey. Now, show us the villains, Mr. Webb.