Andrew Garfield Talks ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′; Filming Begins in February

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Things are coming together firmly now on Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, now that Marc Webb is locked to return in the director’s chair (where he will draw from a script co-penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci). Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are likewise returning to their roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Meanwhile, Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) is reported to be onboard as Pete’s other famous love interest, and Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx is putting the final touches on a deal that would see him portray the villainous Electro.

Stone has publicly divulged her interest in recreating Gwen’s comic book fate onscreen at some point in the rebooted Spider-Man storyline. Similarly, Garfield is looking forward to further exploring both Peter’s superhero psychology and orphan identity in the forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man installment(s).

As Garfield told E! Online:

“I feel really excited. I feel like we got over a hump with our first one. We had to reinstate the character [and] reinvigorate an audience to the character. And I hope to bring more of this theme—the theme of the orphan. I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself, being a self-made man, I guess.”

The actor also humorously referenced the webslinger’s altered costume in Amazing Spider-Man 2, saying that “The suit is undergoing a redesign because I couldn’t urinate in it last time. So I’m less nervous ’cause that’s gonna be nice.”

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Garfield’s performance in Amazing Spider-Man was (arguably) essential in keeping the proceedings engaging and resonant on an emotional level, even when the film began to devolve into an overly-formulaic superhero blockbuster during its second half (read our review, for a more thorough breakdown of that issue). Moreover, he did an excellent job capturing Pete’s orphan mentality, while also living up to the expectations of countless people who grew up (or are still growing up) adoring the character (which shouldn’t change with the sequel):

“It is a responsibility to play that role, and I don’t take it lightly. I think there’s so much to explore with that mythology and within the tension between living a double life, struggling with being good, struggling with choosing good behavior over bad behavior, with the pressures of a city on your shoulders.”

Meanwhile, during an appearance this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Garfield confirmed that pre-production on Amazing Spider-Man 2 is fully underway and that principal photography will commence by next February. You can see a portion of that interview by watching the clip below:

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

Source: E! Online

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  1. Can’t wait!

  2. Garfield sucks.

    • Still a better Peter Parker/Spider Man than Maguire.

      • Thats a matter of taste i would say !

        • It’s also a matter of knowing the source material… and Garfield pretty much nailed it.

          • Yep, Maguire really isn’t that good an actor from the movies I’ve seen other than Spiderman that he’s featured in.

          • well said! For me the Peter Parker that Maguire gave life was a cry baby. didnt fully capture the Spider-Man the comic book shows.

            Not saying it wasnt good it that Garfield’s spider-man its more accurate. And many other way better fans of spiderman that I know are pretty satisfied with this new reboot

      • That is true! He is a better Peter Parker/Spiderman!

        • Garfield more accurate but raimi did better films excluding the 3rd

      • Agree

    • Prefer Heathclif more

  3. Excelcior!

  4. F that white boy redneck power

    • That co..comment d-d-do-does not c-com-compute.

  5. Because, after all, we don’t have enough movies where the main character deals with being an orphan. *extreme sarcasm*

  6. I love Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, he is exactly my vision of a real life Peter Parker. I can actually relate to this Peter Parker, whereas Tobey’s was facing the world like it was a piece of cake and didn’t have any problem adjusting to his responsibilities. Even after hundreds of comics, Peter Parker slowly matures overtime and it wasn’t until recently that he learned to control the frustration and downsides of being Spider-Man (because he gives up SOOOOO many times and that’s not a bad thing)

    If anything, “The Amazing Spider-Man” does the character even more justice than Raimi’s did. Not massively, but filling in the blanks. Unlike “The Avengers” where, you know, Bruce Banner can turn into the Hulk whenever he wants (ruins the anticipation and point of looking for a cure) and Captain America, the leader, seems like he is the lowest member of the team that no one cares about until they throw out their attention in the final fight scene.

    • A character cannot really “mature over time” in a movie- even three of them. Also, the pacing was not any doing of Maguire’s- that was set up before they even started filming. Not to mention that in real life, when s*** hits the fan, people are quite capable of adapting quickly and dealing with a difficult set of situations. Besides, it seemed pretty clear that there were gaps of time that went by even though they weren’t shown in the movie. I will never accept Garfield as Spidey. I can’t get past that horrible, ridiclous hairstyle. Ha!

      • Did I say Peter Parker was going to grow up completely in 3 movies? No, stop putting words in my mouth. Let’s look at it this way, you don’t want a teenage Spider-Man…which is sad because, Peter Parker was a teenager when he became Spider-Man. I don’t think you grasp the fact that he’s a young outcast who doesn’t know right from wrong when he steps into a great responsibility. Raimi’s Spider-Man seemed to learn at the snap of a finger, whereas in the end of TASM, Webb’s Spider-Man still has much to learn (he’s still looking for his uncle’s killer, the thirst for revenge is going to grow and hell, it might follow him into a possible Venom storyline).

        Yes, how dare we have an underdog that has to learn the consequences of a foreign ground none of us truely know about. If Electro is the villain for the sequel, he is going to learn the lesson of defeat the hard way.

        • Dude, he lost any credibility when he said he couldn’t take Garfield seriously because of a haircut, even though Maguire’s version showed he had a personality change by becoming paler and having a goofy haircut.

  7. Crossing my fingers, I hope ELECTRO is in it

  8. I thought Andrew Garfield was really good as Parker, Tobey McGuire was far too whiny and geeky in a gay way for me, Garfield has the sarcasm and whit, the smarts that you want from Peter Parker, look forward to the sequal

  9. Can’t wait for the sequel

  10. I enjoyed the first looking forward to where the sequel will take spidey, can’t wait.

  11. Can’t wait! First one was great, my second favorite Spider-Man movie. I wanna see Scorpion and Rhino!

  12. wtf? jamie foxx as electro?

  13. How many times will Peter show his face in this one? Absolutely hated that, and nearly ruined the movie for me. He has a responsibility to his family and friends, which is why it took so long for anyone to find out who he was in the comics. I realize it’s not the comic, but still.

    And seriously, NO to Jamie Foxx. Not just as Electro, but in any movie. Terrible choice.

    • Lol boy it’s obvious you don’t read comics much. It’s also obvious you didn’t watch the original trilogy with as much scrutiny as you did the new one( Tobey fan much?) in the first movie he ran down the street ripping his shirt open to change as if no one would see the costume(Parker would never do that in the comics he’s not Superman he hides in a dark area or the rooftops to change because that’s where he webs his clothes for safe keeping during a battle) Spider-man 2 he de-masked on a public train in front of countless people who would not likely forget his face especially in a time like that ( “OMGG Spider-man saved my life today and I saw his face” etched in permanent memory) yet you complain about Andrew’s version de-masking a few times when they were all in private (meaning there was no other person around to see his face or that it was dark)? Heck! Even Capt. Stacey barely saw his face until Peter was done whopping the swat team and had to turn around to face him.

  14. I am very nervous about the casting of Shailene Woodley.

  15. I think it’s funny that a lot of people get hot and bothered about the whole Jamie Foxx – Electro thing because Foxx is black. I don’t think it matters, especially for a guy who doesn’t really even have skin.

    • Well said. Jaime is great actor and maybe they should pick up an Ultimate Spider-man comic

  16. How many times will Peter show off his strength in public without anybody catching on THIS time?

  17. “Garfield’s performance in Amazing Spider-Man was (arguably) essential in keeping the proceedings engaging and resonant on an emotional level, even when the film began to devolve into an overly-formulaic superhero blockbuster during its second half (read our review, for a more thorough breakdown of that issue). Moreover, he did an excellent job capturing Pete’s orphan mentality…”

    Oh I completely disagree. I really disliked his portrayal of Peter in the movie and I honestly had trouble watching it at times. It actually took me out of the movie a lot, even during the beginning.

    Besides, performances aren’t something you can say are “arguably” good or bad or anything, it really depends on the person. Storyline consistency and stuff like that, you can actually discuss, but performances are more subjective…

    • Does it matter? Sam Raimi’s Spider-man took his mask off in front of a train full of people while saving them who would be more remembered: a random kid doing amazing things or Spider-man with his mask off saving people?

  18. electro could be fun, i still luv to see the scorpin and the vulture and kraven the hunter and rhino and mysterio bought to life at some point and redo the green goblin and sandman so we can finally see the hobgoblin and the jackle and the alien costume and venom and finally carnage

  19. This series seems to go for a more “Ultimate Spider-Man” feel so it would make perfect sense if Jamie Foxx was Electro because Ultimate Electro, I think, is African American or maybe Hispanic

    • Electro`s real name is Max Dillon he`s American

  20. this is supposed to be going by the ultimate comics and in that he actually kept getting his butt spanked by bad guys and losing his mask so its understandable that they would do a little of that. also i think electro was white and spiderman is the one they turned black or hispanic after they killed off peter parker.

  21. I think Jaime Foxx would be electrifying as ASM2′s villain! (hurhur)

    Srsly though, I hope they learn from the failures of ASM’s villain.
    So much potential, but they just didn’t develop the Lizard right. Which is funny, cuz in the deleted scenes, there were a few ones that really made Conners look sympathetic (or understand his fractured psyche).

    And we all know Andrew Garfield is gonna kick some serious ass as Spidey, so no worries on that front

  22. Jaime Foxx as Electro ? …lets give him a chance now that he`s turned himself into a serious actor

    • Jaimie Foxx no way it wont work

  23. I didn’t know he had an accent… he looks kinda weird with a beard. Haha anyway I really can’t wait for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  24. Ahh I’m so exited! :D =) I really hope that Gwen doesn’t die because I love Emma Stone and you know their dating in real life…

  25. hi everybody this is andrew i saw someone said andrew suck im not and its showing 2014 may

  26. hi this is andrew garfield the showing of the amazing spiderman 2 is 2014 may