Marc Webb’s sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has officially begun filming in New York. A press release confirms not only that the film is now underway, but also the official plot synopsis for the film, which you can read below.
We also get confirmation of the cast of Webb’s sequel, and while we already knew that Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan were all appearing, what we didn’t know up until now, was that Paul Giamatti was going to make an appearance. It has not been confirmed just who Giamatti will be playing, but if you cast your mind back a couple of weeks, he expressed an interest in playing Rhino, the bizarre villain who likes to smash into things while wearing a powerful Rhino suit. I can only hope that this is the role he has signed on for.
The official press release:
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.