'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Pits Spider-Man Against Electro, the Green Goblin and Rhino

The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit the Internet on Thursday morning, giving us our...

The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit the Internet on Thursday morning, giving us our first real look at the upcoming movie. In the sequel, Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man faces a host of villains, including Jamie Foxx as Electro, Dane DeHaan as the Green Goblin and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino, all while trying to unlock the secrets of his past.

As someone who loved 2011's The Amazing Spider-Man, I like what I'm seeing in this trailer. I've accepted the fact that director Marc Webb is building a deeper mystery to Peter Parker's background, even if that was never really in the comics. (Unless you count the Spider totem storyline from the early 2000s.)

Are there too many villains? Too early to tell. For all we know, the Rhino could be in the movie's opening scene. Spider-Man defeats him, he gets locked up ... maybe saved for the Sinister Six in a later movie? The new trailer did show us the Vulture's wings and Doctor Octopus' arms, so Sony is definitely building to a Sinister Six storyline.

It's also cool to see shots filmed in Rochester, N.Y., the hometown of myself and many of Popculturology's writers, featured in the car chase scenes that made the trailer.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.

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BIll's Top Movies of 2013

Popculturology Editor in Chief Bill Kuchman is keeping a running list of his top movies of the year. If he sees a movie that has a 2013 release date (in theaters or on home media), it gets ranked here.

1. Gravity*
2. American Hustle*
3. The Spectacular Now*
4. The Way, Way Back*
5. The Place Beyond the Pines*
6. All Is Lost*
7. The Wolf of Wall Street*
8. Dallas Buyers Club*
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty*
10. Captain Phillips*

Didn't make the Top 10:
Prisoners*, Don Jon*, Frozen*, The World's End*, Blue Jasmine*, Saving Mr. Banks*, Lee Daniels' The Butler*, Philomena*, Drinking Buddies, This Is the End*, Monsters University*, Mud*, Iron Man 3*, Star Trek Into Darkness*, Oblivion*, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug*, Thor the Dark World*, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues*, Elysium*, Pacific Rim*, Man of Steel*, World War Z*, Out of the Furnace*, The Wolverine*, Now You See Me*, 42*, The Great Gatsby*, Spring Breakers*, About Time*, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2*, Warm Bodies*, We're the Millers*, Ender's Game*, The Family*, The Hangover Part III*, Admission*, Kick-Ass 2*, 2 Guns*, White House Down*, Olympus Has Fallen*, Pain & Gain*, Arthur Newman*, Oz the Great and Powerful*, The Bling Ring*, Bad Grandpa*, The Counselor*, Last Vegas*, Side Effects*, G.I. Joe: Retaliation*, The Heat*, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone*, Identity Thief*, Gangster Squad*, Carrie*, Delivery Man*, Riddick*, The Lone Ranger*, Snitch*, Jack the Giant Slayer*

Movie count (as of 1/1): 70
An asterisk denotes a film that was seen in theaters.

It's January, so this list is almost done. Gotta pick up a few final films that got released late in 2013.