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Spider-Man, Spider-Man. What will your next film be about, Spider-Man? From the announcements so far on Marc Webb's 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel, we know that Andrew Garfield will once again be taking up the mantle of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger, and that familiar faces like Mary-Jane Watson (Shaillene Woodley) and Harry Osborne (Dane DeHaan) will appear in Peter Parker's life. Unfortunately for Pete, also entering the picture are villains Electro (Jamie Foxx) and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti). Today, we have the official film synopsis for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' which we hope will help us put some of these fragmented parts together.
"In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past."
So...no, not really that helpful. Sometimes these studio-released synopses offer fascinating insight into the movie, but more often than not we get a very generic, very obfuscating summary that reads like the back of the DVD box. I was expecting there to be a carryover from the events of the first movie, what with the promise Parker made to Gwen's father, but this little nod to that situation might also lend credence to a theory that was bubbling a few months ago. When Woodley came aboard as Mary-Jane, it was speculated that perhaps 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' would mark the death of Gwen Stacy. This synopsis is far from a confirmation, but if Peter is having a hard time keeping his promise to stay away from Stacy, and that is a major emotional obstacle for him, wouldn't it stand to reason that her death would make for a definitive removal of that obstacle. I would be okay with that, but what troubles me about this synopsis that it seems we're going to have to further deal with Parker's past, something I'm thoroughly sick of at this point, and I'd hazard I'm not alone on that. But then, I suppose I should have been expecting that from the mid-credit stinger of 'Amazing Spider-Man.'
What do you guys think? What is your estimation of this synopsis? Can you possibly decode anything from this vague summary?