Spider-Man’s up to something.
The friendly neighborhood wall-crawler and star of next summer’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will help ring in 2014 at Tuesday night’s (January 31) Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. Marc Webb and Spidey himself went on “Good Morning America” this week to promote the appearance, and they announced that a new “Spider-Man” clip will be revealed live in Times Square sometime before the ball-drop.
But that can’t be it, can it? Spider-Man isn’t just hanging out over Times Square for no reason other than supporting a clip reveal, is he? We think not. Here are some other predictions for what might happen during Spidey’s New Year’s Eve appearance tonight.
1. Andrew Garfield Will Be There As Spider-Man
The man behind the mask loves Spidey. He loves playing him, and he loves celebrating his culture. Garfield’s been known to make public appearances as the web-slinger in the past, but this would really take things to another level. It’s probably too much to expect Garfield will be on hand for a live Spider-Man performance, but it would be cool as hell and worth sticking around for.
2. They’re Going To Announce Spinoff Casting News
Sony recently revealed plans to make two movies starring “Spider-Man” villains, “Venom” and “Sinister Six.” There’s no word on who will star in either film, so no better time than a live television broadcast to make some big announcements. Then again, that’s a pretty nerdy, deep-cut use of air-time. The focus will likely be on “ASM2,” as it should be.
3. It’s A Secret Tribute To “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark”
After all, the Broadway musical closes its doors shortly, so what better time than now to give it a very public sendoff? But I hope that’s not it. Every viewer would have their hearts in their throats, waiting for an all-new “Turn off the Dark” disaster to happen live on national television.
4. It’s Really Just A Clip
And if it is, then it better be one hell of a clip, or else that was a whole lot of hype for nothing. We don’t need to know any more about the movie than we already do — frankly, after the trailer revealed Dane DeHaan’s Goblin mode, I think we already know too much. What we do need is a better look at the film’s action, and some sense of how Jamie Foxx’s Electro works in motion.
Webb and the web-head must deliver a kick-ass, high-octane clip that shows off why everyone needs to get amped up for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” That’s the only way we’ll care more about the web-fluid in Spidey’s cartridges than the champagne-fluid in our glasses tonight.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.