Electric Dreams

Andrew Garfield returns as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and they’ve got on a massive marketing campaign which included participating in Earth Hour efforts, coming to Singapore for a press event, followed by swiftly jet setting to Japan for the premier.

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Exciting times for web head and Andrew Garfield has recently come out to talk about how he feels he has embraced the role even more. After all, it must be a really daunting task to play such a popular comic book hero. Well we find out a little about what he did to prepare for the role and what to expect in this sequel.

One of the main focuses of this sequel is the development of the relationship between Peter and Gwen. At the end of the first film, Peter promised Captain Stacy that he would stay away from Gwen, to protect her from his enemies. Well love just isn’t that easy and we see a lot of how Peter struggles with that.

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Here’s a quick refresher and insight into their relationship

There are a couple of new players in town for the sequel as well, let’s get you up to speed.

Jamie Foxx as Electro / Max Dillon

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An electrical engineer who works for Oscorp Industries. Foxx described the character as “a nobody” who initially idolizes Spider-Man. He develops an obsession with Spider-Man after being saved by him and obtains his powers through an accident at Oscorp involving electric eels.

Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin / Harry Osborn

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An old friend of Peter and son of Norman Osborn. He was sent away to boarding school around the same time Peter’s parents disappeared, and meets him for the first time since then in the film. He eventually assumes the role of the Green Goblin.

Paul Giamatti as Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevich

Giamatti explained that his character has a particular kind of suit. “He’s a Russian mobster. Russians are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things,” he said. “My accent is pretty hammy. I loved doing it. It seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over-the-top hammy as possible. It was really fun.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in cinemas 1 May 2014

Images courtesy of Sony Pictures Singapore

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