'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Begins Production; May Not Be Shooting on Digital [Update]

Marc Webb still in the running to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2

[UPDATE: Sony's Press Release Confirms The Film's Production Start. See Below.]

Sony's decision to reboot its Spider-Man movie franchise remains contentious, so it's not surprising that director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man failed to win over many fans of Sam Raimi's take on the character. However, at the end of the day, Webb overcame a lack of experience in the big-budget department to deliver a Spidey flick that satisfied more than it disappointed (and took in over $752 million in the process).

Back in 2012, there was a period of time when contractual obligations threatened to prevent Webb from returning for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (note: that is not the official title). A deal was eventually struck, followed by months of additional casting and confirmation of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprising their roles in the sequel - along with reports on a less-expected cast member coming back - culminating with the beginning of principal photography this week.

Webb took to Twitter to confirm production starting on the next Amazing Spider-Man installment, while also revealing the surprise news that part of the movie (if not the entire thing) will be shot on 35 mm, as opposed to the digital RED Epic 3D cameras used on its predecessor. The director did voice complaints about using the bulky 3D equipment - at an Amazing Spider-Man 3D preview last year - so it's possible Webb convinced studio heads to allow shooting on old-fashioned celluloid and then post-convert to 3D instead.

Check out the visual proof of Webb not shooting in digital below:

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