It doesn't seem like a great time to be everybody's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
A powerful corporate enemy is revealed — as well as what could be the beginnings of the Sinister Six— in the new trailer for the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb.
The first Amazing movie last year followed Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) learning about his new powers, fighting the Lizard and winning the heart of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), though promising not to get her in harm's way with his web-swinging superhero gig.
He's feeling the weight of the Spidey mantle — "Every day I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make," he says — but he also realizes secrets involving his family are coming to the fore when old pal Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) informs him that his father's Oscorp Industries have him under surveillance.
Peter gets a message left by his dead father that there is some seriously shady stuff going on at Oscorp, and Harry looks to be taking over the family business from his ailing father Norman (Chris Cooper): When his son asks him about Peter, Norman croaks, "Not everyone has a happy ending."
Old-school Spidey fans are in for a treat with the bevy of villains. In addition to theGreen Goblin (comic-book lore says he'll have something to do with the Osborns, if he's not actually one of them) and a neato Goblin Glider, Rhino (Paul Giamatti) is around to pilot a large horned piece of mech armor and so is Electro (Jamie Foxx), the movie's central antagonist who faces off with Spidey in an electrifying action set piece through New York City.
It's clear that Oscorp is behind all sorts of bad things, and one scene from the trailer shows mechanical octopus tentacles and metal wings — a nod to Doctor Octopus and the Vulture — though fans will have to wait until May 2 when Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens to see who might be donning them.
Peter is committed to the cause, but not everyone wants him around. Electro has the last words in that regard: "Soon, everyone in the city will know how it feels to live in a world without power, without mercy, without Spider-Man."