If you follow director Marc Webb on Twitter, then you already know that production has kicked off on the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, due in theaters on May 2, 2014. While we already know that Electro (Jamie Foxx) is the main villain -- along with the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) acting as another villain in some capacity -- we don't yet know how it all fits together. Not only are those two guys in it, but Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) finally shows up, as does Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley).
So to kick off production, Sony has unveiled the film's first official plot synopsis, which doesn't offer up many clues except that it seems to pick up not long after the other one left off. Also, Felicity Jones was recently said to have landed a role in the movie, but she's not mentioned here. However, Colm Feore (Thor) has been added to the cast in undisclosed role. Also of note: as of now the movie is still being called The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Check out the full press release below ...
New York, February 5, 2013 – 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.
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.
The film’s key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Dan Mindel, production designer Mark Friedberg, editors Pietro Scalia and Elliot Graham, and costume designer Deborah L. Scott.
The latest chapter in the Spider-Man story is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014..
Here are the two images Webb has posted to his Twitter from the first two days of production:
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