Filming on Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 got under way earlier this week, and now, we have the full press release that reveals the first official synopsis and the principal cast that sheds a bit more light on the webslinger sequel’s storyline.
The shooting takes place entirely in New York City and New York State.
Here’s a taste for which direction it’s heading in:
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.
You’ve probably noticed the idea that Harry Osborn is an ‘old friend’ of Peter’s. A few questions emerge immediately: How does he know Peter in this version of the story? Where has he been? And, why did he go there?
Besides, Sony has also confirmed that Paul Giamatti has joined the cast, as well as Colm Feore, but there’s no mention regarding what role he will be playing in the Spidey sequel.
Following the first photo (above) Webb launched yet another tweet (below) revealing that Oscorp, corporation headed by Norman ‘Green Goblin’ Osborn will be included in the follow-up.
Webb definitely seems to be hinting at a larger role for Norman and son Harry in the latest chapter in the Spider-Man story, which comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and also stars Shailene Woodley, Sally Field, Martin Sheen and Felicity Jones.
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 5, 2013