The Amazing Spider-Man 2
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2|
|Directed by||Marc Webb|
|Produced by||Avi Arad
|Screenplay by||Alex Kurtzman
|Story by||James Vanderbilt|
by Stan Lee
|Editing by||Pietro Scalia
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to re-write it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Sally Field, Marton Csokas, and Felicity Jones are set to star. The film is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2014 in 2D and 3D.
Peter Parker continues to adjust to his crime fighting life as Spider-Man and relationship with Gwen Stacy while dealing with new enemies, the return of Harry Osborn, and discovering more about his parents. 
- Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man: An orphaned teenage boy that got amazing spider-powers after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Peter first uses his powers to hunt down the killer of his uncle in The Amazing Spider-Man but soon decides to use his powers to fight crime as the vigilante known as Spider-Man. Garfield explained that the suit that he will wear in the film will be undergoing a new design. Garfield hopes to bring back the theme of him being an orphan stating, "I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself". He felt that it was a responsibility to take on the role and that he doesn't take it lightly.
- Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy: A high school student and Peter's love interest.
- Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon / Electro: Foxx described the character as "a nobody" who initially idolizes Spider-Man. Foxx also stated that the costume will be more based on the Ultimate version of the character instead of the mainstream version.
- Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn: An old friend of Peter's and son of Norman Osborn.
- Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich / The Rhino
- Sally Field as May Parker: Peter's aunt.
- Martin Sheen as Ben Parker: Peter's uncle who was murdered in the first film.
- Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn: The president of Oscorp and Harry Osborn's father.
- Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson
- Brian Haley as Phil Watson: Father of Mary Jane Watson.
- Marton Csokas as Dr. Kafka: the head of Ravencoft.
Producer Matt Tolmach stated that there "will be more than one [sequel] and at the very least three." The first sequel is set for release on May 2, 2014. The sequel's villain was teased in the 2012 film. Webb stated that the origin story would further unfold in the second episode. In June 2012 Webb said he was unsure whether he would return, though it was confirmed on September 28, 2012 that he would return to direct the sequel. He claimed he "wanted to create a universe that not only can withstand but anticipate future storylines" while also "working in and of itself for one movie." Andrew Garfield had also expressed hope to reprise his role, and in September 2012 it was confirmed that he would do so. Emma Stone was later confirmed to be reprising her role as Gwen Stacy, having signed a contract for two Amazing Spider-Man sequels. The original costume and mask from The Amazing Spider-Man will be altered and will have a lens in the mask, making the eyes bigger. The web shooters have also been modified.
Actor J. K. Simmons has also said he would like to reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy if the studio offers it to him. On October 10, 2012 it was announced that Shailene Woodley was offered the role of Mary Jane Watson. Electro was announced as the next villain, with Jamie Foxx being offered the role, Foxx later confirmed that he was cast as the character and during an interview on MTV, he explains that the redesign of the character will be more grounded along with details of his depiction. On December 3, 2012 Marc Webb revealed that Dane DeHaan was chosen to play Harry Osborn. Also, according to Webb, it is confirmed that actor Martin Sheen will return as Ben Parker in the film, but with not yet any confirmed role to make. Paul Giamatti was also confirmed to play the Rhino on February 5, 2013 and Felicity Jones has confirmed her involvement with the movie under an undisclosed role. On February 27, 2013 Chris Cooper was cast as Norman Osborn.
On February 4, 2013 Marc Webb posted on his Twitter account that principal photography had begun. He also confirmed that the sequel is being shot on 35mm film in the anamorphic format, instead of being filmed digitally as the last film was. Sony revealed this would be the first Spider-Man film to be filmed entirely in New York, and the largest film production ever in New York City. Its decision of when and where it filmed caused controversy in Williamsburg, Brooklyn due to filming near the Passover which they believe will cause problems with parking.  The filming company decided to work with the community and then has agreed to adjust its production activities for the Passover. Set photos indicate that the State University of New York Maritime College is being used to represent the Ravencroft Institute in the movie. Rochester is being used to film a car chase scene, because the speed laws are less restrictive in upstate New York.
Mary Jane was confirmed as a small role in this film when on March 14, 2013 it was confirmed that Shailene Woodley had concluded filming her scenes.
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