Yay more Spider-Man news. With all the casting news surrounding the next instalment in the new Spider-Man film series one has to wonder when filming will begin. Though luckily it seems it’ll be sooner rather than later as it states in this article from superherohype:
“The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will begin principal photography next month and they’ll be in New York City for a two-week venture. On Location Vacations reports that the production will be in New York from February 12th through the 26th and the film will be shooting under the name “Untitled Columbia Pictures Project.” There’s no word on where production will move after New York.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Martin Sheen are set to reprise their roles for the film. They are joined by Jamie Foxx as Electro, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. It was reported yesterday that Paul Giammatti is in talks to play the Rhino in the film and actress Felicity Jones is up for another unnamed role.
The Amazing Spider-Man sequel is once again being directed by Marc Webb and will hit theaters on May 2, 2014.”
Okay so while we don’t have any specific information on where or what specifically the film crew will be shooting, at least we know it’ll be soon. Now I’m sure there are loads of people who loved the hell out of The Amazing Spider-Man and I’m not sure what I said in my review of the film last year, but honestly I wasn’t to keen on it. While Andrew Garfield was great and so was Emma Stone, I didn’t like how awkward Parker was, and Spidey’s jokes weren’t nearly as funny as the comics and TV shows. Plus the Lizard sucked as a villain and Curt Connors’ backstory was butchered. Then there’s the fact that the film was advertised as ‘The Untold Story’ but there really wasn’t that much unknown to me and most fans of the source material. And lastly the marketing killed the film, it showed far too much, all the best action sequences, the whole tower falling over which was clearly at the end of the film and the post-credits scene had no substance because that too was in the frigging trailer!
Marvel and Sony are really gonna have to make something special to get me onboard for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, luckily they’ve gotten the first film out of the way so we should get a much more interesting sequel.