Wow what a week for superhero news! On Sunday, we saw the new Iron Man 3 trailer, and now Columbia Pictures has announced the start of production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2! In a press release issued on February 5, the studio said the film has begun shooting in New York City.
image source - Sony
The studio also announced two additions to the cast - Colm Feore and Paul Giamatti. We already know that Giamatti will play the villain Rhino, but no word yet on who Feore will play. FYI - Feore already has some superhero movie cred - he played the Frost Giant King Laufey in 2011's Thor. Feore is 54 years old, so he'd be the perfect age for Norman Osborn, hmm... interesting.
Check out the official announcement below via The Amazing Spider-Man Facebook page.
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.
What's Your Take?
How do you like the cast that director Marc Webb assembled for the sequel? We'll have a new Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), as well as a new Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley). Jamie Foxx will play the villain Electro, but is Foxx the main villain? I have a feeling there's an as-yet-unnamed criminal mastermind who is actually Spidey's real nemesis.