‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Andrew Garfield swings into Super Bowl ad frenzy

Feb. 02, 2014 | 8:26 p.m.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone film an action scene on location for the film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on June 4, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone filming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx filming on location for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ brought more explosive action to Super Bowl Sunday, debuting new scenes from the anticipated sequel in a big game spot.

The film, which like its predecessor, 2012′s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” is directed by Marc Webb (“[500] Days of Summer”), has Andrew Garfield’s Spidey battling multiple villains, including Foxx’s Electro and Paul Giamatti’s Rhino. In the first part of the clip, which was released Thursday, the electrifying antagonist is glimpsed unleashing some of his shocking powers, while Spidey flies through the sky and leaps onto the streets of New York.

Here, Spidey is sky-born once again, leaping through blasts of fire and destruction, though as Peter, Garfield’s also seen exchanging a passionate kiss with Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy.

In the new film, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan play Norman Osborn and his son, Harry, respectively, while Sally Field reprises her role as Peter’s Aunt May, seen at the end of the new footage. Campbell Scott makes an appearance as Peter’s father, Richard.

The first full trailer for the movie arrived in early December, featuring plenty of action and big-screen spectacle moments as Spider-Man faced off against Foxx’s villain across New York. When the production was filming in Times Square this past summer, photographers snapped shots from the set of Garfield and Stone together, and of Foxx as Electro. (Click through the gallery above to see some of the images.)

In the original comics, Electro is an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask, but Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain.

Sony has great expectations for the superhero franchise. The studio already has announced that the third and fourth installments in the saga of Peter Parker are set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.

Additionally, the company announced plans for new movies about Spider-Man’s nemesis Venom and the collective of bad guys known as the Sinister Six via its Electro Arrives website. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon will write the screenplay for “Venom,” while Drew Goddard will write, and potentially direct, “The Sinister Six,” focusing on the the villains in the franchise.

Kurtzman and Orci, along with Jeff Pinkner, will write the script for “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”

“The Amazing-Spider Man 2″ will open in both IMAX 3D and on conventional movie screens next summer. The film will begin its international rollout April 16, 2014, and will debut in North America on May 2.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex


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