‘Amazing Spider Man 2′ Filming Wraps; Marc Webb Celebrates With Set Video

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As with virtually all superhero movies, there has been a certain degree of secrecy surrounding the production of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but director Marc Webb can’t be accused of keeping fans out of the loop. Embracing the possibilities of social media for the purposes of promotion, Webb has posted a teaser image for every day of filming, some of which contained nothing of real consequence and others of which dropped major plot hints or even revealed new cast members.

After a landmark 100 days of filming, Webb revealed in a tweet that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has now wrapped, and will be heading off into post-production to get ready for its May 2014 release. The webslinger will only have a short time to rest, however, before Sony brings him back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 in 2018. That might sound like a crazy amount of planning ahead, but since Spider-Man is Sony Pictures’ most profitable property to date, the studio is understandably invested in it.

To mark the 100th day of filming, Webb also published a celebratory video that seems be a sped-up version of a real shot from the movie, filmed on a smaller camera clipped onto the crane rig just behind the main camera. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was shot on 35mm film, as opposed to the digital RED Epic camera used for The Amazing Spider-Man; this is a pretty unusual choice for a big budget action movie that will presumably require many special effects (not to mention post-conversion to 3D), as film has long been sliding out of fashion, as digital cinematography produces progressively improved results for lower costs and with greater efficiency, but many directors still prefer the aesthetic of film.

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in Spider Man Amazing Spider Man 2 Filming Wraps; Marc Webb Celebrates With Set Video

For those who might be curious, this video was filmed in downtown Manhattan and Garfield is sitting on top on the Manhattan Municipal Building, directly overlooking Foley Square with Tweed Courthouse and New York City Hall off to his left. One of the benefits of doing so much on-location filming is that Webb has been able to place his actors directly in the middle (or on top of) New York landmarks rather than just shooting everything in front of a green screen, though it’s a relief to see Garfield securely strapped to a harness for this set-up.

The video is somewhat perfect in that it doesn’t really give anything away, but contains just enough detail to leave Spider-Man fans speculating as to what could have driven Peter to this state. His costume and mask are nowhere to be seen, and overall his posture seems defeated, even dropping his head into his hand at one point. Could he be mourning the death of another character in the film, or is it just that the pressure of protecting New York City is starting to get to him?

What do you think of Webb’s decision to document every day of The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s filming to his Twitter followers? Do you like seeing snippets of movie being made, or do you prefer a bit more mystery?


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018.

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  1. Great news! Is he sitting on Bruce?

  2. Despite the horrid rumor about what the Green Goblin is going to look like, I still really want to see ASM2. Hopefully GG will be an end of the movie thing and not the main baddie, then they can properly introduce him in ASM3.

  3. i really liking the fact that webb is using differenr rogues that raimi didnt do and the fact that using alot more mythos well.

  4. I like the fact that he kept us update yet not revealing the core plot of the movie. He did a good job promotion wise. :)

  5. Yes, I will buy the DVD, even though I like the Tobey McGuire Spiderman better. Looking forward to Electro as a villain, even though I wish he sported the green and yellow lightning bolt costume of the comics.

  6. as a HUGE spidey fan, this is my most anticipated film. It looks like its going to be incredible.

  7. If nothing else I love them for having the guts to go with a comicbook accurate costume. The Raimi one was close, the ASM one made him look like a basketball wearing sunglasses, but the one for this nails it.

  8. My most anticipated CBM. The first one was okay, I expect better things from this one.

  9. I can’t wait for this 1 I love the ASM forget the other spiderman movies that came before it I be happy wen ppl stop comparing them

  10. This movie is going to be intense. Cannot wait! Really enjoyed the first one, but felt it had a bit more potential but this one seems like they will go all out.

  11. this video looks like Spiderman is sad about something. Maybe Gwen Stacey’s death?

    • I would guess so, if this is the closing shot, he seems pretty alone.

      • Just because it’s the last shot they filmed, does NOT mean it’s “the closing shot”.

        • oh I know, that’s why I said ‘if’.

  12. maguire is the only american-suited spidey. i hope garfield rocks this movie and i`m glad that they finished filming this early cuz garfield`s 29 years old, right before he reaches his 30`s. although i don`t think jamie foxx was a good choice to play electro. i thought electro was supposed to be a white and british guy, like some techy scientist

  13. Now that those pesky actors are out of the way, the digital movie begins filming!

    I wasn’t a huge fan of the first film, poor writing, poor directing, rushed origin, wasted villain who was basically the Doc ock character from Spidey 2, not the curt conners of dylan baker, poor dylan, but… despite the director’s allowence of Stone and Garfield to mumble their scenes to the ground, the casting was good… Garfield is great with the Spidey wisecracks, and hey… isn’t that all that really matters? lol

    One thing I’m looking forward to is… Giamatti’s RHINO!!!! for any doubters, watch Shoot ‘em up.

    • Although its all just a matter of opinion, u disagree with a few of your points. I thought both the writing and directing we’re pretty good, as for the origin I thought it could have been a bit better but I liked it. On the matter of the Lizard, I semi agree with you. I don’t feel Iike he was wasted, just that the didn’t use him to his full potential. He reminded me more of GG or ‘New Goblin’ in the sense that he was going insane and talking to himself. Some of the scenes could’ve been better in the film (I hated the one where he wakes up and is breaking everything, it was way to cheesy) but overall I thought it was a solid film. I’m definitely looking forward to TASM2

  14. I guess I’m a huge wimp but even if I’m strapped into a harness and making millions of dollars like Garfield is there’s no way I’m sitting on that edge. My fear of hights is close to crippling. ;)

    • Wimp! :-D

  15. Uncle ben or gwen

  16. Digital cinematography producing “progressively improved results” is basically just a load of s***; are you intentionally publishing misinformation or are you uninformed?