Amazing Spider-Man 2 Reveals Plot Details, Adds Colm Feore

Columbia Pictures has announced the official start of filming on director Marc Webb’s sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, confirming the casting of Paul Giamatti — even if the studio stops short of saying he’ll play classic Marvel villain The Rhino. The press release also adds Colm Feore (Thor, The Borgias) in an unspecified role many suspect is that of Norman Osborn.

In addition, the brief announcement provides the sequel’s first official synopsis:

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.

Webb got a jump on the studio, however, teasing his Twitter followers with photos Monday and Tuesday with photos from the first days of filming, including the image below. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 4, 2014.

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.

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Comments

  • Chris P. Bacon

    I hope this movie is titled The Spectacular Spider-Man, with a third called Web of Spider-Man

  • JMichaelKane0527

    Sensational has to be third.

  • Mike

    Hmmm, another movie introducing too many villains, franchises crash and burn when this happens (i.e. the last Spider-Man trilogy…).

  • Ljones22

    Too many villains? I only saw Electro and maybe rumors of the Rhino. That’s two…

  • Lobocomics

    Paul Giamatti will be Otto Octavius… amrk my words… he will be working in Oscorp like in the Ultimate SM comics

  • Mike

     Norman Osborn… 3

  • Eric Qel-Droma

    Having Osborn in 10 minutes of this movie doesn’t make it a full 3-villain story, and let’s be honest:  neither Electro nor Rhino can carry a whole movie.

  • Amatteo86

    But Norman most likely won’t be gg in this movie. So a completely human nemesis is refreshing than a supervillian

  • horizun

    Norman Osborn was in the background of the first one so there’s no reason to not have him in this one.  Besides, he won’t be the Goblin yet anyway.  Rhino is typically just hired muscle so including him in the plot shouldn’t stretch anything.  Electro’s a good one as he can hold his own as a main villain with his powers and the effects should be great to observe.  Also, keep in mind that a lot of this is just setting the stage for follow-up in later films, exactly as is done in the comics.  Besides, when done properly, Spider-Man is just the right character to show taking on multiple foes at once (e.g. Sinsister Six).  His powers are displayed at their best when he does.