Amazing Spider-Man 2 Gets A Title And Synopsis: Paul Giamatti Officially On Board

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new_amazing_spider_man-wideThe big movie news train keeps rolling along. We got word on Star-Lord, standalone Star Wars films were confirmed, and now we have a title and synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. A press release was issued on the official Spider-Man Facebook page earlier today stating that the title for the Marc Webb directed sequel will be simply The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Along with the title, the press released confirmed that Paul Giamatti has joined the cast. That probably means Giamatti will be suiting up as The Rhino, or at least turned into the Rhino by the closing credits. Along with that odd addition, Colm Feore (better known as Laufey in Thor) will be joining the cast. No word on his role, but Norman Osborn seems like a possibility. Check out the official press release, which has been italicized for your convenience, below. The synopsis teases a high school graduation, an old friend returns, new clues about Peter’s parents are learned, and Electro! What do you think?

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.

Marvel, and the names and distinctive likenesses of Spider-Man and all other Marvel characters:  ™ and © 2013 Marvel Entertainment, LLC & its subsidiaries.  All Rights Reserved.

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Source : Amazing Spider-Man Facebook