Production began on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earlier this week, and today Sony made their official announcement by providing the first synopsis for the film. In that synopsis was another interesting bit of information too – Colm Feore is a member of cast, but there’s still no word on what his role is.
Check out the official synopsis from Sony below.
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.
This synopsis really doesn’t give much insight as to what the plot of the film will involve, but it does confirm the title will be The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as opposed to The Spectacular Spider-Man as was rumoured.
The most interesting bit of information we gain from the synopsis is the fact that Feore has been added to the film. Feore has already made one appearance in a Marvel film. He was King Laufey in Thor who, for those who don’t remember, was King of the Frost Giants and Loki’s father. It’ll be interesting to see who Feore will play in this film.
A likely choice would be Norman Osborn, as he’s a character that the first film referenced many times but never introduced. However, there are always other possibilities, such as another villain (potentially the Vulture?) or J. Jonah Jameson, who still has yet to appear in Webb’s Spidey universe.
It’s also interesting that the synopsis makes no mention of Felicity Jones despite the fact she was recently confirmed as having a role in the film. Potentially her appearance will be brief and only serve to set up another story-line for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Maybe even an appearance as Felicia Hardy in this film and then a more prominent role as Black Cat in the next one. Hey, we can always hope right?
What do you think of this first synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? How about the addition of Feore to the cast? Head to the comments section to share your thoughts.