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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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The Amazing Spider-Man stuck to the familiar origin of Peter Parker: a nerdy high school boy is bitten by an Oscorp spider, develops powers and loses his uncle in a tragic way that cosmically includes his involvement.  Director Marc Webb (again the irony isn’t lost on me) looks eager and poised to take his Spider-Man on a completely different path than that of Sam Raimi’s Peter Parker. Several photos and trailers have teased a Sinister Six lineup, but for some of us, the butchering of Spider-Man 3’s villains remains fresh on the mind. Although Webb promises the film isn’t villain-heavy, we’ll wait and see before we become any more excited than we ought. The casting and subsequent “uncasting” of up-and-comer Shailene Woodley (Divergent) as Mary Jane Watson has fans scratching their heads. 

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