2013 was kind of a rough year for Peter Parker. In the comics, he spent most of it quite dead, while Otto Octavius swung around in his body as the Superior Spider-Man. On Broadway, producers announced that his musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is coming to a close in January.

Will 2014 shine brighter for the old Web-head? Well, it's starting with a bang, at least. As a promotional stunt for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which opens May 2, Spider-Man will be front-and-center during the Times Square New Year's celebration tonight, as viewers will get to see an exclusive clip from the movie. Spidey will even be named "The Official Hero of Times Square 2014."

Check out this clip from Good Morning America in which a suspiciously quiet Spidey and director Marc Webb talk about tonight's festivities!

 

 

Here's what Webb had to say about the whole thing, according to a Marvel press release:

There's no celebration like New Year's Eve in Times Square. 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.

Here's hoping for a better 2014 for you, Pete. Try not to drop any more reporters.