The wait is over, it has officially been announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in production and will hit theaters May 2, 2014! Marc Webb returns as director, which is appropriate given how well he shaped the first film and that his last name is Webb. Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) was a major focus of the first flick, but things might get a little love triangular, though, seeing as how Shailene Woodley has been cast as Mary Jane Watson. Thor actor, Colm Feore, has been confirmed for the film as well but his role is yet to be known. Here’s some more info straight from the press release:
Columbia Pictures announced today that filming has begun on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York. The film is the first in the history of the franchise that will be filmed entirely in New York City and New York State.
The sequel to last year’s critical and box office hit The Amazing Spider-Man, the film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past…
Color me excited for this one, folks. I truly enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man (though I did get a little weary of sitting through the initial re-hashing of Peter getting his powers. Come on, Spider-Man was only ten years ago, Hollywood!) Garfield and Stone are both perfectly cast, both as individuals and as a pair, so I look forward to seeing what they’ll do next.
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