Although director Marc Webb let us know this week that his Amazing Spider-Man sequel had officially kicked off production, it’s now Sony’s turn to confirm. The studio issued a press release that confirms they are going with the dull title of simply The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as delivering our first official synopsis and adding another cast member. Oddly, nowhere does it say that Like Crazy star Felicity Jones in on board, despite being confirmed for a undisclosed role yesterday. However, Colm Feore (Thor, The Chronicles of Riddick) is part of the cast, but the producers aren’t giving up how he fits into the story. With a production taking place completely in New York State, check out the synopsis in the 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..
Who do you think Feore could play? What do you think of the official synopsis?
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