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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Amazing Spider-Man 2 begins filming!


I have only just recently watched The Amazing Spider-Man and confess I very much enjoyed the web slinging, teenage angsty, yet another origin story of Spider-Man. Yes many of the elements were the same as the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man but, in my opinion, done better. I came away from the the film thinking “wow they really did get all the poses in there” and to be honest that is all it takes to please me when it comes to comic character films.  So the news that Amazing Spider-Man 2 has begun filming fills me with geek glee. Columbia Pictures has confirmed that the filming has begun in New York. In fact, the entirety of the film is to be shot there, the first time this has happened in the history of the franchise. 

The sequel stars, of course, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Sally Field reprising their roles. Jamie Foxx playing the villain Electro and Paul Giamatti as the villain Rhino. It will be interesting to see how both these characters ‘costumes’ are portrayed given the ridiculous nature of them in the comics.  Dane DeHaan will star as Harry Osborn, Peter’s old friend and son of the infamous Norman Osborn.

Directed by the appropriately named Marc Webb, the film joins good ol’ Spidey as life gets busy. Graduating High School, taking down bad guys and hanging out with his girl, whose father’s dying wish was that Peter do the exact opposite. Things are going well. Cue Electro and some clue’s uncovered about his parents past and I’m guessing things get hectic and probably a lot more dangerous. 

The film’s screenplay is written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner and is set for release on the May 2nd 2014, in 3D of course. I have my fingers crossed for some kind of shout out the The Avengers, ideally I want Fury to have a little end credit recruiting scene, because let’s face it Spider-Man will make an appearance sooner or later, because he has to. 

Source: Marvel

Becca Harper
Becca Harperhttp://geekparenting.tumblr.com/
Editor and occasional writer for Geek Pride! I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars, collect comics and wish I could be a superhero one day. I tabletop RPG as well as a little gaming, design the odd t-shirt now and again, update my Geek Parenting Tumblr and when I have cash to spend (which is rare) I scour the internet for Wonder Woman collectables. Also Doctor Who and Firefly rock!!

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  1. It must be me but I really couldn’t get onboard with this version of Spiderman. I think visually they captured the essense of Spidey from the comics better than the Toby Maguire films but I really didn’t “like” Spiderman in this one. I know they were shooting for the wisecracking webslinger but he just came across as a git at times for me.

    I’ll obviously watch it though! So I guess it doesn’t really matter. There’s also the issue of reboots. Should there be a minimum amount of time that needs to pass before they’re allowed to rebrand the same franchise? Are film makers really that frightened of trying something new?


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