Director Marc Webb continues to keep fans interested and build advanced buzz for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, by releasing a couple more photos from the set via Twitter; meanwhile, a video has surfaced, which shows the filming on a scene where Spidey (Andrew Garfield) first encounters Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), prior to his transformation into Electro.
Webb’s sequel to his Spider-Man movie franchise reboot picks up the story threads left dangling in its predecessor, as Peter Parker (Garfield) continues to investigate the mystery connection between the OsCorp Industries founder, Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), and his parents’ disappearance. At the same time, Pete tries (and fails) to keep his promise to the deceased Captain Stacy and not get romantically involved with his daughter, Gwen (Emma Stone) – even as Electro (Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and possibly other dangerous individuals who reside at the Ravencroft Institute emerge on the scene.
The latest photos Tweeted by Webb include the skeletal remains of ancient world creatures, presumably those found at an (OsCorp?) museum or similar institution in the movie. Webb just seems to be having fun here; all the same, it’s a reminder about the importance of animal traits – which humans like Pete adapt through bioengineering means – in the Amazing Spider-Man universe. That is something the sequel is expected to explore in greater depth, as Webb has teased before with images like the one labeled “Patient Zero.”
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Moving on – the aforementioned set video offers a sneak peek at the scene where Spidey crosses paths with Max Dillon, prior to the latter becoming an electricity-wielding menace and threat to the people of New York. Here’s how Foxx previously described the initial meeting between Max and Spider-Man:
“He’s a nobody. At a certain point, Spider-Man bumps into him and says, ‘You’re my guy. You’re my ears and eyes on the street.’ Then he says his name, [Max] and no one has ever said [Max] Dillon’s name. He goes, ‘Wow’ and, when Spider-Man leaves, he sort of thinks that, ‘I am Spider-Man’s partner!’”
Check out the filming on that scene below:
Spider-Man antagonists are rarely (never?) flat villains, and its sounds as though Foxx’s take on Max Dillon will keep the course; though, it remains to be seen if the same holds true for Giamatti as The Rhino, given that the character traditionally has a criminal backstory in the source comic books.
Similarly, it goes without saying that Norman Osborn will become the Green Goblin at some point in a future movie, and there’s a strong chance that his son Harry (Dane DeHaan) could eventually morph from Peter’s friend into something quite terrible. Plus, who knows what Gwen’s ultimate fate (pun intended) will be in the Amazing Spider-Man movie series…
That’s to say, Pete’s life isn’t going to be getting easier anytime soon.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will release in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014.