The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb has kept interest in the superhero movie sequel at a high level, by stringing fans along and releasing a set image for each day of filming. However, seeing that production has wrapped, it's about time we got to check out some actual footage from the blockbuster.
As it were, Sony is expected to premiere the first Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage at the studio's panel for the 2013 International Comic-Con. In addition, Sony will preview the 3D animated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and the studio's remake/reboot of the RoboCop property.
Sony's panel will take place on Friday, July 19th in Hall H. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast members who are reported to be attending include Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn), and Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), along with series producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) was in attendance to promote Amazing Spider-Man at Comic-Con back in 2011, but it's feasible that her jam-packed schedule prevented her from showing up again this year (similarly, Webb is keeping busy with post-production on TASM2 by now).
Garfield's sincere expression of love for Peter Parker/Spider-Man earned him major brownie points with the Hall H crowd back in 2011, so he should be all the more welcome back by the audience this year. Similarly, Foxx is returning to Comic-Con a year after his appearance at the Django Unchained panel back in 2012.
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 portion of the Sony panel will include appearances by directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, in addition to stars Anna Faris and Terry Crews (the latter showed up at Comic-Con last year for the Expendables 2 panel). There've been a couple trailers released for the film already, but the panel will probably still include previously-unreleased clips.
Lastly, the RoboCop segment of the panel will feature appearances by director José Padilha, in addition to stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson. The reception for this project has been pretty mixed to date, so it's safe to bet that Sony will present a teaser trailer and/or sizzle reel (to start building more positive buzz amongst the sci-fi property's fanbase).
Keep your eyes peeled for Screen Rant's exclusive coverage of Sony's panel once the 2013 International Comic-Con gets underway!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in U.S. theaters on September 27th, 2013.
RoboCop arrives in U.S. theaters on February 7th, 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014.
Source: Sony/Columbia Pictures