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Friday, December 13, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Spidey Swings for New Year Countdown!

12.13.2013 – What makes this year’s New Year’s Eve Countdown so special? Every New Yorker is missing Dick Clark’s presence for the annual Rockin’ New Year’s Eve countdown, which was succeeded by Ryan Seacrest as the host.

For this year why this year is special is because a certain wall crawler is about to make a visit. As early as now Sony Pictures promotion for the next Spider-Man film is in full swing, which makes Peter Parker is going to celebrate New Year with a bang!

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Exclusive Movie Footage to Air on New Year’s Eve on Times Square’s Video Screens, World Pool Feed and Live Webcast.

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve, announced last December 9th that Spider-Man, New York’s very own super hero, will be named the Official Super Hero of Times Square 2014. He will take part in the Ball Drop celebration, and events leading up to the big night in a partnership with the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2™.

Across the globe, Spider-Man fans will get a preview of the excitement awaiting them at the box office in 2014. On New Year’s Eve, an exclusive clip featuring a sneak peek of the film’s Times Square sequence will debut on the district’s iconic video screens, as well as in the evening’s broadcast pool feed and live webcast.

“We welcome Spider-Man, an international icon who has always embodied the spirit of New York, to Times Square this New Year’s Eve,” said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance. “He will be an amazing addition to the program.”

“We’re thrilled that Spider-Man will be joining the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration,” added Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to everything being Amazing in 2014.”

“There’s no celebration like New Year’s Eve in Times Square,” said Marc Webb, Director of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “There’s the sense of energy and excitement that you can only get in New York and we certainly felt that energy and excitement as we shot the entire film here. The people of New York City truly embraced our production, and it’s a wonderful feeling to be returning to Times Square to ring in the New Year.”

To access footage of Spider-Man on the Times Square Ball go to and click on The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ folder.

(Opening across the Philippines on April 30, 2013 “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.)

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