Only fueling the concerns that some fans have about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 being too overloaded with villains, the trailer and banner that Sony released in December were both jam-packed with as many foes as possible. Since then though, most of the promotion for the film seems to be a conscious effort to confirm that Electro is the main villain this time around. Today, we have three new posters for the film that follow that mold, all featuring Spidey and the new blue baddie battling it out.
So far, the posters for this one have been pretty great, and these new pieces of artwork keep with that trend. While they aren’t anything revolutionary, they’re much more interesting than your usual theatrical sheets. Then again, I guess it’s pretty easy to make things exciting when you’re dealing with a lot of blue lightning and a guy in an awesome spider suit.
In other Spidey news, the Daily Bugle viral site posted an interesting article about the court proceedings for Dr. Curt Connors.
The trial of Dr. Curt Connors came to an end as the former geneticist for Oscorp Industries was found guilty on all twenty counts for which he was indicted, including the murder of NYPD Captain George Stacy.
Connors and his attorney, Anne Weying, were unable to convince the jury that he was not responsible for his deadly actions while transformed. His defense that he only injected himself with the serum that changed him into the Lizard to prevent Oscorp Industries from experimenting on innocent civilians did not sway the jury.
Next stop: Rikers. But even that is controversial. Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has said their facility is better served for housing and studying a prisoner such as Connors, but the judge has yet to rule on where Curt Connors will spend what is likely to be the rest of his life.
That article could be hinting at the future of the Lizard in the franchise. We’ve seen Ravencroft teased already, so it’s likely that institute is going to show up sometime in the near future, if not in this year’s film. If Connors is indeed transferred there, then that means Spider-Man may not have battled the Lizard for the last time. Then again, this could just be a fun tease that won’t go anywhere, but it’s still worth considering the possibility that the Lizard could be back to kill in cold blood again.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters in the UK on April 18 before arriving in the US on May 2. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti and Dane DeHaan.
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