The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Director Promotes New Year's Eve Appearance


New footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be featured as part of the New Year's Eve festivities on Tuesday night, as The Amazing Spider-Man appears in New York City's Times Square to ring in the New Year with the massive crowds there.

Ahead of that, though, Spider-Man (as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb) appears in a video from Good Morning America, embedded below, in which the director teases that after Spidey's battle with Electro, "Nothing's ever going to be the same for Peter Parker, I'm afraid."

That doesn't bode well, and may support long-standing rumors that Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy won't make it out of the movie--but maybe it's just because this film, with its three villains and counting, is a setup for Sinister Six, the just-announced, villain-centric spinoff.

Apparently, a bit of the Times Square battle from the film will be teased on New Year's Eve, which should be interesting. The idea of the screens at Times Square playing a scene of destruction and chaos in Times Square is exactly the kind of thing that New York has been skittish about since September 11.


ABC, who owns Marvel Comics, also airs Good Morning America, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not a Disney movie. The rights to the Spider-Man franchise belong to Sony, under a license from Marvel inked back in the '90s when the publisher was facing bankruptcy. As long as they continue to make films, the license will not expire. Fox has a similar arrangement with the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due in theaters on May 2.