Spider-Man 2 Teaser to Hit Web

Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that the first theatrical teaser trailer for Spider-Man 2 will premiere online Dec. 15. It will be seen exclusively on Yahoo! starting at 12:01 a.m. EST in the U.S.

The trailer will be posted on the front pages of international Yahoo! properties in 13 countries including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

The trailer’s online premiere will be followed by a U.S. theatrical roll-out on Wednesday, Dec. 17, just in time to reach the hordes of moviegoers flocking to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The first Spider-Man opened to the tune of a record-breaking $114 million and went on to earn more than $820 million worldwide. Since then, fans have been rabidly seeking out sneak peeks at the upcoming sequel.

In Spider-Man 2, college-age superhero Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) faces off against the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled Doc Ock. Kirsten Dunst and James Franco return as Parker’s pals and director Sam Raimi is back at the helm.