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He's Electric: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teaser

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 2, 2014 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 2, 2014 |

Hey there’s another Spider-Man movie. Please try to contain your bursting excitement. Sony decided to release another teaser for it during the New Year’s Eve extravaganza in which people with nothing better to do but who have convinced themselves that they’re supposed to do something to mark the occasion, watch live television coverage of the android Dick Clark’s animus has possessed dropping balls in public.

So that’s the perfect target audience I suppose for Spider-Man 2b: Movies Can Cut n’ Paste Too! Luckily, they had a scene of the movie that takes place during the ball dropping. I know, right, so awesomely meta. I’m sure that bit of synergistic thinking earned some disposable executive extra homeless people to shoot at the annual retreat.

The bright side is that by being forced to show a Times Square scene, the trailer actually looks like something other than a rehash of the original Spider-Man films.

Huh. Jamie Fox’s skin color in this matches his gorgeous blue suit in Django Unchained. It’s like the disposable executives sat down and said, “Wait a second, we can’t have a black guy in a major superhero franchise, that’s insane!” And another (probably the synergy bro we discussed earlier) exclaimed: “It’s OK. He’ll be the villain. And we’ll paint him blue.”

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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