The Amazing Spider-Man 2 synopsis released

News Simon Brew 6 Feb 2013 - 06:50

Which direction is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 heading? We've got a few clues right here...

Production has now officially begun on Marc Webb's upcoming sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The shoot, which is to take place entirely in New York City and New York State, got under way earlier this week, and Sony has marked this by releasing a start-of-production announcement press release.

Said press release also gives us the first official synopsis for the film though, and a flavour for which direction it's heading in. It reads:

"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."

From the last line there, it sounds like there's more of the 'untold story' that they, er, pretty much forgot to tell last time. Sony has also confirmed that Paul Giamatti has joined the cast, as has Colm Feore.

We're hopeful for a much better film this time around. We'll find out on May 2nd 2014, when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released...

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What do you mean by "We're hopeful for a much better film this time around"?
ASM was the best Spider-Man film so far.

I agree. Don't know where all the hate for the first one came from, miles better than the awful Raimi versions, with far better casting. I look forward to the 2nd one!

I agree too!

Please don't be like Iron Man 2, please don't be like Iron Man 2...

DoG appear to have a problem with ASM; the negative writing has been in articles about the series from the review.

No. Turned Peter Parker into Edward Cullen, Spider-Man into Batman, utterly failed to understand the Lizard, preferring to turn him into a horribly cliched villain without purpose or explanation, managed to miss the point of Uncle Ben's fate, made every aspect of Peter's life embarrassingly coincidental for the sake of an easier narrative, and worst of all just made him act like a total jerk. It ripped decades of rich, inventive source material apart and ground it down into Hollywood hamburger meat. A truly reprehensible movie.

ASM was weird for some part it got it soooo right like:
His witty banter
* The fact he started off as a school kid and got an actor more his age.
* Gwen stay was his first love
* That he was a geek and a tech wizz
etc etc
however some major flaws, that I hope they change for the next film, as they put a bad taste in my mouth the first time:
* Improve the CGI - lizard looked awful (admit it he did)
* Keep the god dam mask on!!! like judge dread in the comics he really never took the mask off when out and about!
* More Spidey please less Parker! (this one is poss just me)
over all I enjoyed the film and thought it was good - but if they had sorted the above for me it would have been better than sam raimi's

Yup, far better film that Raimi outings. I am hopeful for a better film too, but it will take some doing.

I think Iron Man 2 improves with each watch especially as the MCU grows around it (e.g Howard in Cap, and Black Widow in Avengers).

Agreed. I was expecting more from the director. Honestly, both franchises fall short of the mark.

No it wasn't. It was terrible & pointless.

Indeed. It's easily the best live-action iteration with a pitch perfect portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Actually Garfield was 28 when Amazing Spider-man was released and Toby Maguire was 26-27 when the 2002 film was released.

It will be interesting to see how the role of Parker's parents affects the plot. Still, I really want to see the six-arms saga.

I really liked the first one. I don't understand how this gets more hate than Raimi's films.

And more connections to the MCU please. Even if it's only Stark Tower in the far off skyline.
And also, I loved TASM more than the previous trilogy, but they are both very good films.

If the Animation was so awful, why was it one of only FIVE live action films nominated for an Annie ? (Animation award) hmmmm

"From the last line there, it sounds like there's more of the 'untold story' that they, er, pretty much forgot to tell last time."

I'm pretty sure they didn't forget because, well, then there would hardly be a need for a trilogy now would there?

Because the embarrassing camp-fest that was Raimi's Spiderman was like Shakespeare, right?

Absolutely!! I really want this story to come about and it would be a good way to introduce F4 again ready for their stand alone film.

ASM was alright. Not great but alright. I watched in 3D at the cinema and it was good fun. But for me the whole problem was the "reboot" approach. It should have been a sequel to SM3 not a reboot of the franchise. Even with different actors it would have worked better as a sequel because going back to the origin AGAIN felt like a backward step. I think I would have enjoyed ASM more if I had never seen SM1-3.

No mention of Rhino in this article? I really hope that means he won't be in it. I am looking forward to seeing Electro as a solo villain.

Parker was a bit too girly and teenager-ish in ASM, but Spidey was MUCH more accurate.

Don't really understand this, since I was dreading another 'dark and gritty reboot' a la Nolan's films, but actually I was pleasantly surprised at the tone Webb chose and thought it was the best thing about the film. It lost the cheesiness of Raimi's versions, was a bit more serious, but not overtly so. He had the whole teenage angst thing going on, sure, but it didn't consume his character, and the film in general was far more emotionally involving and better acted than the previous ones. I agree that the Lizard wasn't brilliant, but not bad enough to ruin the film for me.

Last time I looked, "Electro' was a white guy. What happened?

You could say the same about Nick Fury, couldn't you? What does race matter? It's the performance that matters.

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