‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ trailer release, interpretation

Spider-man fans and aficionados are counting down the days until May 2, 2014 when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in U.S. theaters (U.K. fans get the jump on us by a few weeks—their release date has been reported as April 18, 2014). The first trailer has been released, revealing much, but creating many more questions. Fans of the show have broken down the trailer, picking out a few Easter eggs which may portend what we can expect from Marvel’s next superhero movie.

Possible villains

First, and most obviously, the trailer reveals a number of possible villains. Electro is featured prominently in multiple shots of terror and mayhem. Another prospect seems to be Rhino suited in a giant shell of metal armor rampaging through the streets. Finally, there is the vague conversation between a bed-ridden Norman Osborne and his son, Harry, about some future event which Harry doesn’t feel entirely good about. He asks, “What about Peter?” to which Norman responds, “Not everyone has a happy ending.”

Mysterious hat-wearing man

Not to be forgotten is the mysterious man wearing a hat who appears at the end of the first movie. In the trailer he is shown walking by display cases of The Vulture’s wings and Doctor Octopus’s arms, which seems to indicate he is no one good. ComicBook.com writer Russ Burlingame said, “The character could be any number of people, and we’ve done some digging through the comics in the past and come out with a few good ideas—but considering the pervasive animal-themed villains in this film, I’m thinking Ezekiel from the J.M. Straczynski run is your safest bet—or Morlun, the yang to Ezekiel’s yin.”

The fate of Gwen Stacy

Everyone familiar with the Spider-Man comics knows that one of the biggest surprises in comic book history was the death of Gwen Stacy. Burlingame pointed out that in the trailer, “Emma Stone here is wearing the outfit Gwen was wearing in the comics when she died at the hands of Green Goblin.” Coincidence or precursor? We can’t say for sure. In the comics she died when Green Goblin hurled her from a bridge, breaking her neck.

Third movie release date

The third movie has already been announced for 2016 and DigitalSpy.com reported the villains are expected to be the Sinister Six. Until these much-anticipated movies come out, fans might satisfy their Spider-Man cravings by checking out the warm, comfy Spider-Man pattern adult footed pajamas released by JumpinJammerz.com. The company also offers pajamas with other Marvel characters so no matter what your preference, you’ll be able to find the right pajamas for you.