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It feels like it was just a few weeks ago that superheroes, giant robots, and all manner of phantasmagorical, computer-generated monstrosity were battling it out for the summer box office gold. But that was almost a year ago, and the studios are lining up their next big budget juggernauts to enter the annual gladiatorial arena that is the summer movie season. One early contender for the biggest prize: Sony's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," which has just unleashed a new trailer (although if you watched the 4-minute post-Super Bowl spot, chances are you've seen most of it) and promises to be one of the bigger spectacles this summer.

By now you've probably got the idea behind "Amazing Spider-Man 2:" Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) continues to struggle with his budding high school romance with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), while battling some wicked new foes in the form of the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and a new Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan, playing Norman Osborne's son, Harry). This thing is chock full of villains!

And while the visuals on display in this trailer are genuinely jaw-dropping (even more so in 3D, we'd imagine), it is kind of worrisome that we have now seen at least pieces of what appears to be every major set piece in the movie. Sony doesn't seem shy about showing off the footage, but sometimes taking a page from the J.J. Abrams secret playbook is preferred: leave us wanting more, not feeling over-saturated.

Hopefully there are still some goodies to be had when "Amazing Spider-Man 2" gets unleashed on May 2.

Editor's Note: The trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" that was originally a part of this article was removed from YouTube by the studio.
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