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Spider-Man is one of New York's most iconic superheroes, along with the Fantastic Four and the Toxic Avenger. So it makes sense that everyone's favorite wall crawler would use the Times Square New Year's tradition to debut new footage from this summer's hotly anticipated super-sequel "Amazing Spider-Man 2." Now take a look at the footage, introduced by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee! Excelsior!

The footage focuses on Times Square, obviously, which if you'll remember a major set piece from Sam Raimi's original "Spider-Man" took place (that sequence with the Green Goblin and, for reasons that still remain fuzzy, Macy Gray). We see people milling around, with the nefarious Electro (Jamie Foxx), opening up a power grid and sucking all of the electronic juices out of it. Then, of course, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield, once again) shows up and says, "Yo, Sparkles!" Then we get a nice little montage of some new footage, including brief glimpses of The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), all set to a rousing dub-step-y piece of music. In short: the footage looks pretty dang cool.

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" costars Emma Stone (as Gwen Stacy), Sally Field as Aunt May, Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, and Felicity Jones in an unspecified role that probably, with the recent announcement that Sony is expanding the Spider-Man Cinematic Universe (yeesh) with a pair of movies about villains, is some kind of bad guy role.

Your friendly neighborhood "Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be released in 3D and 2D on May 2. Expect lots of sparks to shoot out at you in the 3D version.