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The ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Plot Synopsis Sheds More Light on the Sequel

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The ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ trailer will be online Thursday and promises to give us our first real look at what to expect from the upcoming sequel. One thing is becoming clear, though: this is not just a “Rise of Electro” movie and very much the beginning of The Sinister Six. Even the brand new plot synopsis talks of Spidey’s new “formidable villains.”

Released by Sony Pictures, the synopsis doesn’t confirm any other villains beyond Electro (Chris Cooper and Paul Giamatti are not even mentioned) but uses the words “villains” and “enemies” to hint at the appearance of Rhino and Green Goblin that we’ve already see in the new posters (and will see in the upcoming trailer).

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

That last line is important. If what we’re hearing about the film is true, OsCorp is truly the core of the upcoming Sinister Six. OsCorp technology is behind Lizard, Electro, Goblin and looks to be behind the future villains in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3.’ Beyond that, we don’t want to say anything more.

What we also don’t get in this plot synopsis is any of the rumored subtitles like ‘The Rise of Electro,’ which seems especially silly given the equal measure Rhino and Harry Osborn have in the marketing campaign. If they’re not going to go with ‘The Spectacular Spider-Man,’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is fine without any need for a title change.

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