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Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb CONFIRMED for The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

via: Columbia Pictures

After a sucessful reboot of the Spider-Man franchise that hauled in $751 Million Worldwide the big question was “Is Marc Webb going to return to the directors chair?”. Wonder no more as it was just announced that he is indeed coming back for another Spidey flick. The other confirmation that was announced was that Andrew Garfield is going to be putting on the webshooters again as well.

Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, made the announcement, stating: “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. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”

I’m sure that in the coming weeks (or days) we’ll hear more casting news being announced. The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and based on a draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to swing into theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.


The Amazing Spider-Man: Review










In this reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise directed by Marc Webb (I think they picked him purposely…lol) Andrew Garfield stars as the web-slinger Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacey. This film retells the origin of Spider-Man starting from Peter Parker being your run of the mill brainy, nerdy high school kid to him getting bit by a spider and gaining superpowers after taking a trip to a research facility. He quickly realizes that having that kind of power does require a certain sense of responsibility.

I have been exposed to Spider-Man’s origin story many times over the years (comics, tv and in film) so I wasnt looking forward to seeing it again but as the movie began and it started to build up into it I was fairly surpirised to see that it wasnt the same thing that I’ve seen constantly. The outline to his origin is still there and intact but they tweaked it in certain spots and made it feel fresh and new. I was happy that they included his parents into the story because there is a great little backstory that happens with them in the comics that looks like it may happen in this series of films. The other thing that I was fairly critical about with the previous Spider-Man films was Peter’s lack of actual mechanical web shooters. This film brings that to the table and I couldn’t be happier to have a big, important part of the comic worked into this version. Rhys Ifans plays Dr. Curt Conners perfectly in this movie. You end up sharing a bit of sympathy with the character and all he has been through. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the way Andrew Garfield played Spider-Man. He played Peter Parker exactly the way he should be played but Spider-Man was a different story. In my opinion he was a bit too lanky and very casual with the way he was Spider-Man. I kept looking for that “superhero moment but it fell a bit short. I thought they did a great job at this reboot and it has tons of potential to tell a really great story. I’ve heard that they plan on making this a trilogy, I just hope that if they decide to make more movies after that they at least keep the same continuity with or with or without the same actors. There are plenty of stories out there that can be told without seeing another origin story again. Go check this out in theaters now!


The Amazing Spider-Man: Trailer #2


The Amazing Spider-Man: Trailer


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