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Long before the release of The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced May 2, 2014 as the release date for the as-yet-untitled sequel. Marc Webb will return to the director's chair and Andrew Garfield has been confirmed to once again wear the mask and web shooters. Emma Stone will also be returning as Gwen Stacy. Other than that, here are some of the rumors and news bits surrounding the sequel:

Production

James Vanderbilt, who wrote this year's reboot, was contracted to write the sequel. However, Sony has also contracted Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Lost) to rewrite Vanderbilt's draft.

Filming has supposedly begun this month in London.

Casting

J. K. Simmons has expressed interest in reprising his role as J. Jonah Jameson from the Sam Raimi trilogy. Like there's anyone else who can play that role perfectly.

Shailene Woodley (Amy in The Secret Life of an American Teenager, Alexandra in The Descendants) will play Mary Jane Watson, but in a very small role before getting more screen time on the third film. At least it's not Kirsten Dunst anymore.

Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained) has been confirmed to play the villain Max Dillon/Electro.

Dane DeHaan (Jesse in In Treatment, Andrew in Chronicle) was confirmed by Webb to play Harry Osborn. No word on Norman Osborn and whether or not Willem Dafoe will reprise his role from the Sam Raimi trilogy.

According to Webb, Martin Sheen will reprise his role as Ben Parker - most likely in flashback scenes. Denis Leary had joked in one of the Blu-ray documentaries about making a petition to return in the sequel as Capt. George Stacy.

More news to come in the next few months.

Links

Sony Dates Amazing Spider-Man Sequel

Andrew Garfield and Director Marc Webb Return for Amazing Spider-Man Sequel

Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci to Re-Write Sequel to Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man 2: Should J. K. Simmons Return as J. Jonah Jameson?

Shailene Woodley in Talks for Amazing Spider-Man Sequel

Exclusive: Spider-Man Villain Jamie Foxx Reveals Major Origin Details

Meet Harry Osborn

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I enjoyed the first one well enough. I hope this one does it even better.

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Is that photo official, or just a fan photshop?

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the suit look so properly and finally with big eyes

Too bad everything else is a mess (in the first - yawnn - movie)

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Is that photo official, or just a fan photshop?

It's official, Foster has all ready tweeted pics from the set of the suit in action sort of.

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Too bad everything else is a mess (in the first - yawnn - movie)

Other than forcing the relationship with Peter and Gwen too fast/hard I thought the movie was good.

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the suit look so properly and finally with big eyes

Thanx valhary & kanedaestes.

Nice to see bigger eyes, and the webbing on the mask looks better. (the other one looked like squares)

Suit looks closer to Raimi's.

I'm a fan of old skool spider-man eyes( thicker black border around the white,but eitherway it's an improvement)

Who the hell knows if it'll be a good story, but I know I'll get great action scenes.

Looking forward to it!!

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I think the actor is between takes.

Looks like they're back to the original costume. Which is great if true.

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Yeah the costume looks great!!!

I've read that there might be atleast 2 costume changes within the movie. (the original from the first ASM and this more classic version)

And Paul Giamatti as the Rino= cool.

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  • the amazing spider-man 2 (13).jpg

is he floating?

Note the wire he's attached to. He's hanging.

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Arnold is playing Mister Freeze again?

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He's more based on ultimate electro, who was blue.

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Oh I like the suit. I was not a fan of the redesign of the suit in the first Amazing.

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Ummmm, maybe it's because I'm use to the feel of the textured-look to the suits used in the previous movies, but this looks a bit too much like the shiny spandex from Sentai shows.

Spidey Returns To THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set

Gorgeous Pics Of Spidey's New Costume On THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set

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EDIT: New set pics. Now I see what's weird. The suit looks a little loose/too big for the suit actor. It also looks like the suit actor gained some weight...

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Good to see that they're going to the trouble of hanging a stuntman on a wire down the side of a building, rather than just CGI in post production.

Watching the B-rolls of the ASM I was impressed with the amount of stunt work that went into it, which made it look more realistic IMO.

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They will tweak the way it looks in post. The suit is also being stretched from the wires he's hanging from. I highly doubt they'll leave that in the final movie.

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I'm not really liking the shiny satin finish. The big eyes and classic design are nice, though.

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The Raimi suit was so perfect. Muscle definition and everything. This reminds me of Electric Company. Love the classic pattern more though.

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How come all of Spiderman's poses seem very porn like?

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How come all of Spiderman's poses seem very porn like?

You'd probably make those poses too if you were tied up and hung up in a harness that crushed your balls.

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I did see pics of Garfield on set, in costume for that scene. So he maybe there for the closeups but otherwise, it's probably the stuntman. You folks who can be near the set during filming, look for the guy in the puffy jacket.

Spidey Swoops In To Help Jamie Foxx In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set Video & Pics

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Actually prefer the costume from Amazing Spider-Man. Nevertheless I'm still down to see this one in the theatre or on Blu-ray (as if costume aesthetics is the determine factor to see a movie).

-b.

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Thanx valhary & azrael for posting pics!!!

Luv the pics of Fox with a comb-over..come and get it ladies

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Nice!!!!

I think the costume looks great in those pics.

There's also a few pics of Paul Giamatti as street thug"cough".

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more new pics

LOL pic 4 does kinda look like a certain type of porn.

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