Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I'm just happy that it's not another damn origin story!
From denofgeek, Production has now officially begun on Marc Webb's upcoming sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The shoot, which is to take place entirely in New York City and New York State, got under way earlier this week, and Sony has marked this by releasing a start-of-production announcement press release.
Said press release also gives us the first official synopsis for the film though, and a flavour for which direction it's heading in. It reads:
"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."
From the last line there, it sounds like there's more of the 'untold story' that they, er, pretty much forgot to tell last time. Sony has also confirmed that Paul Giamatti has joined the cast, as has Colm Feore.
We're hopeful for a much better film this time around. We'll find out on May 2nd 2014, when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released...