The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel

Shailene as: Mary Jane Watson
Genre: Action | Adventure
Director: Marc Webb
Other Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan
Release Date: May 2, 2014 (US)
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Filming Locations: New York City, New York

For Peter Parker, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, 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. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

Facts and Trivia

Shailene Woodley was confirmed to play Mary Jane Watson in October 2012, ending months of speculation regarding casting choices for the role.

Jamie Foxx is the first Oscar winner to portray a Spider-Man villain.

Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, Brady Corbet, Eddie Redmayne, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook were all considered for the role of Harry Osborn. Dane DeHaan was officially cast as Harry in December 2012.

Director Marc Webb chose to shoot on 35mm film instead of the digital Red Epic cameras the original was shot with. While it is relatively common for franchise films to shoot on film and transition to digital for sequels as digital cinematography and 3D has become more commonplace (e.g. Resident Evil: Afterlife, Skyfall, Iron Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) this is a rare example of a franchise switching to film after being shot on digital.

Production Info

Filming began February 2013 in various locations both in and around New York City, including Brookyln and Rochester. Shailene was first spotted headed to the set on February 25, 2013 – unveiling her freshly-dyed auburn hair for the role of Mary Jane Watson. Filming for her character’s small part in the sequel wrapped in mid-March. Production is still ongoing as of May.

Character Quotes

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Quoting: Shailene

I think Marc Webb is an amazing filmmaker and because I would do anything to work with Andrew Garfield. And Emma Stone obviously is incredible. And “Spider-Man” has been my childhood hero since I was about three years old. So it was kind of a no-brainer for me.
On what attracted her to the role

It does feel surreal, but it does feel just like, “Yeah we’re doing another movie, it’s going to be so much fun!” But then I see a billboard for something Spider-Man or walk through the mall and see a Spider-Man pajama set, and that’s when it trips me out. But yeah, it’s exciting. I just feel endlessly grateful. I’ve always been the girl who said I would never want to do big blockbuster movies. Even though “Spider-Man” is a big blockbuster, it doesn’t feel like it because everyone involved is so grounded and down to earth. It feels like we’re working on an indie film.
On the transition to blockbuster movies

Quoting: Cast and Crew

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Critical Response

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Awards and Nominations

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