Marc Webb & Andrew Garfield Confirmed for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
by Ethan Anderton
September 28, 2012
Back in July it wasn't clear if Fox would actually allow Marc Webb to continue the "untold story" of everyone's favorite webcrawler that began with The Amazing Spider-Man this summer due to the director's commitment at Fox Searchlight to direct another film for them at some point following their success with (500) Days of Summer. Now Columbia Pictures has made it official with a press release announcing that Webb will return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In addition, as if there was ever any doubt, Andrew Garfield is confirmed to return as Peter Parker and Emma Stone is in talks to come back as Gwen Stacy.
Production is expected to begin in early 2013 and studio head Doug Belgrad says, "We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker." The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) with Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach at Columbia and the sequel (which doesn't have an official title just yet) is set for release in 3D on May 2nd, 2014.
Hope Webb learns from his mistakes and they have a good script this time that isn't a lazy and boring collection of tropes, because this is not very encouraging news.
DylanJ on Sep 28, 2012
the only way this sequel would really be good, is if they get better effects, and more imagination in the fight sequences (the fight in the school was good)
me on Sep 28, 2012
It was no Spiderman 2 but it was better than Raimi's original.
ragethorn on Sep 28, 2012
It's kinda sad, but I couldn't care less about this. The first one was so bland. I really hope they'll make some better choices with the this one.
Nielsen700 on Sep 28, 2012
i want to be excited...but i want to be disappointed . so we better have some close eyes on this to find out for sure......
Jericho on Sep 28, 2012
I hope they don't completely botch Gwen Stacy's death the way they completely botched Uncle Ben's. Also, I hope he's actually Spider-Man in this one, and not Autistic Boring Skater Man.
Lemmi19 on Sep 28, 2012
So I'm the only one who's really stoked about this news? Fair enough. I certainly acknowledge ASM's faults, but I like that Webb seems to care very much about the internal logic of the character arcs (so do the actors), even if we can contest the logic of the greater storyarc till kingdom come. I just loved Garfield as Parker (don't think he gets enough credit for his performance - he made me give a damn, when I was initially side-eyeing this production like crazy), and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy is such a refreshing change from Dunst's MJ. I think the sequel has tremendous potential, esp. if it irons out the plotting/tone problems of the first.
Ali Miller on Sep 28, 2012
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are two of the WORST writers in Hollywood. This sequel is doomed.
rennmaxbeta on Sep 29, 2012
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