Marc Webb Wraps 100 Days of Filming 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' in NY
After filming for 100 days in New York, director Marc Webb has wrapped production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If you've been following him on Twitter at @marcw, Webb has been posting daily photos for the last 100 days, giving us little hints at what it's like to direct a superhero sequel like this. It's actually one of the most brilliant and refreshingly smart Hollywood Twitter accounts, and I've enjoyed following every day. On June 25th, 2013 at around 8AM he finally posted: "That's a wrap. Thanks!" Along with a video "100 Days of Spidey" (don't get too excited, it's only 3 seconds). Let's take a look back at his set photos.
For those who have already been following already, here's the last Day 100 video that Webb posted to Twitter. We have a long history with Marc Webb and this reminds me of the time he made a "500 Days of Blogging" video for us during the release of 500 Days of Summer in 2009. It's impressive how far he's come.
That shot of Garfield sitting on the Manhattan Municipal Building looks like it could be for a promo, but it's a cool way to end the production and this fantastic behind-the-scenes coverage on Twitter. Bring on Spidey.
Most of the photos were taken by Niko Tavernise (or @antwrangler) throughout the production, as half of them include Webb in the shot or directing somewhere on the set. It's actually an inspiring, exciting and entertaining experience to look back at the 100 days of photos, and we haven't even seen a frame of footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet. Here are some of our favorites out of Webb's 100 production photos:
Day 70. White Anglo Lens. @danedehaan readying for his close up.
Day 38. A supposed rumor about a Dunder-Mifflin takeover of Oscorp? @bjnovak
Day 39. Part I. (Part II: "Do you still have Raimi's number?")
There are so many great things to say about this. Starting with that it's amazing the studio (Sony) allowed Marc to even do this, and to share this many photos during the middle of production; and allowed him to reveal some major characters/actors in the photos. Despite very few shots of Andrew Garfield or the leading ladies, there's good reveals for Stan Lee, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, B.J. Novak and Colm Feore. There's also something utterly sublime about being about to get this kind of intimate look at a major Hollywood production, normally closed off and shut down completely until it's released one year later. But everything about this reminds me why I love movies and the art of making movies. All the details put into every scene, every set, every prop and all the people who work so hard to make something like this.
Production began on February 4th, 2013 and came to an end on June 25th. Sony has Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 scheduled for release on May 2nd early next summer, so he still has a year of work in post-production to finish the movie. But it's been an exciting journey so far. For the complete archive of photos and more behind-the-scenes commentary, follow @MarcW. Congrats on completing a long shoot.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb and written by Jeff Pinker, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, 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 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. Sony will release Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters starting May 2nd, 2014. Most likely in 3D.