The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Begins Production, Plus a Brief Synopsis


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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″, as it’s simply being called (unless they decide to call it something else between now and release date, that is) has officially kicked off production in New York, and along with the press release announcing the start of production, we also have a brief synopsis that doesn’t necessarily give away much of the sequel’s plot.

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.

The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers.

I notice that they mention Paul Giamatti in the cast, but doesn’t say who he’s playing — i.e. no mentions of The Rhino.

And it also looks like they’re going to keep pushing the whole Spider-Man’s untold origins angle, which makes sense, since they tried to sell that part of the reboot last year to, well, justify the reboot in the first place. I guess it only makes sense for them to keep at it, even though, frankly, I’m not sure if anyone really cares as long as Spidey is swinging around fighting supervillains.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ opens on May 2, 2014, once again in 3D.

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I actually liked the untold story part, even though it remains untold. I’ve said it many times and I will say it again, this was the Spider-Man movie I’ve been waiting for.

    • Lexavi80

      I agree. The movie was the best Spiderman to date, but I still feel like Marc Webb owes me something.

      As much as I liked Amazing Spiderman, it wasn’t a perfect movie. It had a lot of flaws and holes. I’m confident that will be fixed in the new one.

    • Juggernaut

      Agreed. Hopefully they dig deeper into that plotline this time around. As far as Giamatti being added to the cast, he could be the Rhino’s alter ego for the better part of the film and finally be turned in the last act, similar to Harvey Dent in TDK. I’m actually more curious as to who Colm Feore will be playing! He’d be a great Norman Osbourne! Here’s to hoping.

      • TotesMagotes

        In the scene at the very end of The Amazing Spider-man where the shadowy figure is talking to Connors, aren’t we lead to believe that he is Norman Osborn? I never saw him on the cast list but if it was Norman they should use the same actor.


    spider-man and his amazing friends…since any guys from the 80’s remember the toon, there
    should be a movie based on it GO ASK STAN LEE….GO FOR IT!!!!!!!

  • X_p

    i hope part two isnt as twilight-ey as the first one.