The Amazing Spider-Man 2 news round-up

News Simon Brew 3 Dec 2013 - 06:26

Ahead of this Thursday's launch of the first trailer, here's our round-up of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 news...

As you may already know, this Thursday, Sony is launching the maiden trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It's doing that thing of releasing trailers for the trailer at the moment (something we've long since banned from the site), but that aside, we're intrigued to see just how director Marc Webb's sequel is going to shape up.

There are a few other bits and bobs surrounding the film that have popped up too, and so we figured we'd round them up here.

Firstly, a brand new synopsis for the movie has been released. You can read that right here:

"We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp".

We're going to get spoiler-y now. Not the kind of spoiler that's likely to have not been revealed before the film's release (in fact, we'd be surprised if it lasts the week), but we'll veer on the safe side and spoiler mark this anyway.

Still here? Well, some shots have been doing the rounds of the first poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and they show two things. Firstly, that the Green Goblin is in the movie. And secondly, the Goblin is being played by Dane DeHaan.

DeHaan plays Harry Osborn in the new film, and it had been assumed that if the Goblin was to turn up again, he'd be in the guise of Norman Osborn first. That may yet be the case, but it's definitely DeHaan pictured as the character on the poster, as you can see below.

Furthermore, Coming Soon reports that Chris Cooper, who was set to play Norman Osborn in the film, has been left off the latest official cast list issued by Sony. Might he, along with Shailene Woodley, have been cut out of the film?

We'd imagine some more clues will pop up in Thursday's trailer. In the meantime, here's that picture of the new Goblin...

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