CinemaCon is a four-day convention where movie studios promote their upcoming films to theater owners with sneak peeks and appearances by actors and directors.
In the “Spider-Man 2” preview, cut into multiple segments, a packed house at Caesars Palace previewed scenes explaining the death of Peter Parker’s parents, played by Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz, and the rekindling — after about a year of silence — of Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as they graduate from high school.
The pair’s chemistry is still as strong as ever. The meeting of Spider-Man and Max Dillon, played by Jamie Foxx, who becomes Electro, is introduced, and the audience became acquainted with the character Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), later the Green Goblin, as he bonded with Electro over feeling lonely and neglected.
Introduced by Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, Rory Bruer, trailers from a number of other films from the studio’s upcoming slate were also previewed. Among them were “Think Like a Man Too,” directed by Tim Story and starring Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson and Jerry Ferrara; “The Interview,” directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and starring Rogen and James Franco, who play a pair of unlikely buddies asked by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un, dictator of North Korea; and “The Equalizer,” directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington as a former black ops commando who comes up against Russian gangsters when trying to save a young woman, played by Chloe Grace Moretz…. see more