Geek Roundup: New 'Spider-Man' and 'Captain America' Clips, Plus Tony Hawk Rides the 'Back to the Future II' Hoverboard

Geek Roundup: New 'Spider-Man' and 'Captain America' Clips, Plus Tony Hawk Rides the 'Back to the Future II' Hoverboard

Mar 05, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2

We’ve got superheroes and hoverboards in today’s nerd-friendly news roundup. Does life get any better than this?

Sony’s pushing full-speed ahead with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 promotional materials, and the latest is a brief featurette highlighting the developing relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. This is also known as the part of the film where all the guys in the audience groan and plead for the story to get back to the action.

The new clip reveals a lot about the dynamic between Peter and Gwen in the upcoming film – almost too much, but most comic fans already know where this story is headed anyway, so it’s probably not a big deal. The Amazing Spider-Man 2  hits theaters on May 2. [via Comic Book Movie]


New Captain America TV clip is full of action

Moving on to another major Marvel character, we’ve got a brand new TV spot for the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier – and it features a lot of new footage we hadn’t seen in previous clips.

The new ad hits all the right notes – we’ve got Nick Fury shouting at people, we’ve got the government talking about how someone has shut down our whole security grid, and we’ve got Black Widow kicking butt. It’s a great spot. I didn’t think it was possible to get more hyped for Cap’s newest adventure, but I was clearly wrong. Check it out below. [via Cinemablend]


HUVr Board clip is a very clever hoax

Finally, we close with the video that had the entire Internet buzzing in the last 24 hours – the HUVr Board video featuring Tony Hawk and Christopher Lloyd promoting the one piece of technology we’ve all wanted since we saw Back to the Future II: the Hoverboard.

It all looks amazing in this clip, but unfortunately it’s just a gag from the pranksters over at Funny or Die. A whole lot of the Twitter-verse and my Facebook friends were convinced this thing was real, but alas it’s not… yet. We live in amazing times when it comes to technology, but it appears we’re gonna have to keep waiting for our very own hoverboards. Maybe they should put some of those Smart Watch guys on this project instead – seems more useful. [via /Film]

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