‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Began Filming And Official Synopsis Released
Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 5 Feb 2013 Comments: 0
Mark Webb tweeted out yesterday that filming on The Amazing Spider-Man sequel has begun. Yesterday he sent out the simple message “Day 1. #anamorphic #film #philthecameraoperator” and a photo.
So apparently Webb is filming in 2D and not digital? Well at least his first day of filming was in on film in 2D. It’s possible he was filming a flashback sequence and looking for a specific feel that you can only get with film. Maybe the studios are over the higher ticket prices that come from 3D? Not likely.
Following up on Webb’s tweet, Sony put out a release today that Columbia Pictures has officially started production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Not the most creative title. Given recent superhero titles such as The Dark Knight and Man of Steel, I was hoping they’d use one of Spider-man’s nicknames. But I guess the “Webslinger”, “Webhead” or “Your Friedly Neighborhood Spider-Man” don’t sound that tough. So I get what they were doing here. Included in the release is the full cast and synopsis and the official release date of May 2, 2014 release.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will see the return of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. They will be joined by Jamie Foxx joining as Electro, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Paul Giammatti as the Rhino.
Here’s the 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.