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Familiar spider-man posters

The first post that I ever did on this blog was talking about a poster that I was sent & it was bugging me.  That one involved spider-man and so does this one just over a year later.

Yesterday saw the release of three new posters for the second installment of the Amazing Spider-Man series.

I was going to do something about the posters and what could be hidden in them but then I saw this one and it got me thinking about the spider-man posters that we have seen in the past.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 posterI’m only going to cover the films starring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as the titular character.

So off to Google one went to discover what else was available. More specifically ones that tended to focus on spider-man’s eyes. These also had another thing in common. A reflection of either the film’s bad guy or a major plot point!

His second outing had one of the posters looking familiar

So after setting the scene, let us get going. First we have the posters from Tobey Maguire’s term as the web slinger in the 2000s version.

This one was released in 2001 and then pulled in September of that year. You may not immediately spot the reason but you probably know the reason behind it.

Spider-man withdrawn posterHere is a zoomed in part of the image that I was referring to.

Spider-man twin towers posterNot only that, the original film had that building as a plot point for the first trailer. Using the buildings as a method of capturing some bank robbers using a helicopter to escape as you can see from this YouTube clip

Now onto his second outing.

This time we saw a remarkably familiar poster image. This time with the bad guy, Doc Ock, reflected.

Spider-man 2 posterWith Tobey hanging up the web singers with this outing. Meeting both Venom & Sandman.

We still see eyes quite prominent in the poster but now we get both sides of Peter Parker’s ego.

Spider-man 3This time we don’t see any of the baddies reflected apart from just New York.

Five years have now passed and a 4th Tobey Maguire film doesn’t happen because of “creative differences” saw, in 2012, a new reboot of the series with Andrew Garfield donning the suit.

Going through the motions of telling, yet again, the reasons why peter Parker becomes a super hero we then get to this one’s baddie. The Lizard aka Doc Connors.

The Amazing Spider-man

We still have quite a wait until we see Andrew in the suit for a second time, so to finish here is the new[ish] trailer followed by the current synopsis.

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.

Swinging into UK cinemas From April 18, 2014

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The Evil Overlord who maintains the website has been working within the film industry for too many years. From the early days of the web where things were even less regulated than today and the major distributors still sent out slides and printed synopsis for their latest film...


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