Wednesday, February 06, 2013

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" In New York

Columbia Pictures confirms filming has started on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on location in New York.

Producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach also note the film will be the first in the studio's "Spidey" movie franchise to be filmed entirely in New York City and New York State, the settings of the original comic book series. Columbia has also released a synopsis of  the new film starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.

"...for 'Peter Parker' (Garfield), life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as 'Spider-Man' and spending time with 'Gwen' (Stone), the girl her loves, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. hings will change for Peter when a new villain, 'Electro' (Foxx) emerges, old friend 'Harry Osborn' (DeHaan) returns and Peter uncovers new clues about his past..."

"I think 'Electro' is an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain," said directir Marc Webb. "There is a lot of appealing stuff that is going to happen as the world emerges."
Electro debuted in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" # 9 (February 1964),  created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Steve Ditko.

According to the origin story, 'Electro', aka 'Maxwell Dillon' had ambitions of being an electrical engineer, taking on a job as a lineman for an electric company. While repairing a power line still connected to its spool,  Dillon was struck by lightning. Following the accident, Dillon discovered he could generate massive quantities of electricity, up to one million volts, as lightning arcs from his fingertips. When his body was charged to high levels, Dillon could also become superhumanly strong, with the ability to glide over power lines using  electricity for propulsion. He could also ionize metals, sparking petroleum in auto fuel tanks as a way to generate explosions. 

After creating a costume to conceal his identity, Dillon turned to a life of crime as 'Electro'.

The new film will be released May 2, 2014.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Electro'...