It may not be due in theaters for well over a year from now, but the start of pre-production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has got fans wanting to know what to expect - and
Peter Parker Andrew Garfield has offered a few clues.
For starters, Garfield pointed out that the costume will be going under some redesigning - mostly due to a bodily function he couldn't perform while in it: "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."
More importantly, Garfield discussed some possible themes that may be expressed in the sequel:
"I feel like we got over a hump with our first one. We had to reinstate the character, and we had to 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 Amazing Spider-Man 2 currently has an expected release date of May 2, 2014.
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Andrew Garfield almost suffocated in his Spider-Man mask.
The Amazing Spider-Man star was filming a scene in a sewer when he managed to get water on his spandex face cover, which prevented him from breathing.
"I had to get wet, and I just kind of dove in and didn't realize that water on the mask made it impossible to breathe. So I was kind of, like, suffocating. I couldn't get any oxygen! I water-boarded myself," he said.
Andrew stars as a young Peter Parker in the reboot of the film franchise alongside his girlfriend Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard).
Director Marc Webb says he knew the 28-year-old star was the right man to play Peter when he saw him eating a cheeseburger through a screen test he devised where the star would act out learning his life was in danger in the middle of lunch:
Andrew Garfield wants some costume adjustments when he makes the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
The 28-year-old actor - who plays Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego in the movie reboot - admitted he had difficulties getting in and out of the costume which caused him some problems on set, especially when he needed to use the restroom.
"It's like you have to body-shoehorn yourself out of it. It looks good, but they didn't really consider that, the whole bodily-functions thing. But next time we will remember that I am human. We're going to make it easier for me to p**s. That's number one," he told MTV.
Andrew also revealed he had trouble seeing out of the crusader's mask which caused problems for him while filming stunts. Speaking about the mask, he said, "That was tough as well, but I don't think we can readjust that because the eyes have to be the eyes. That was hard, visibility was hard, especially for the bigger stunts because you need to know what you're doing."
The Amazing Spider-Man is set for release in July.
Andrew Garfield felt like Elvis Presley when he was given the lead role in The Amazing Spider-Man.
The actor was resigned to not getting the part after going up against Hollywood's hottest young talent - including Jamie Bell and Aaron Johnson - for the role, but ten minutes after being told he was successful he was paraded in front of the world's press, leaving him feeling like a superstar.
"I'd gotten the impression that it wasn't going to go my way. I was resigned to it. I went to see the producers having zero expectations. I imagined I'd be leaving there crying, wishing I'd chosen a different profession. [Being paraded in front of the press] was pretty insane. I got to feel like Elvis for a moment, which was fun."
Meanwhile, Andrew has revealed the moment he was told of his success has been recorded on camera so fans may get to witness it someday: "I knocked on the door and [director] Mark Webb answered which was the first weird thing. And then I saw a little Flipcam which was recording. They were filming my reaction to not getting the role or getting the role. I hoped it wasn't cruel because that would have been f****d up."
"I saw it, and I was blown away. And I'm going to see it again this weekend. I have no problem adding to the amount of money it's making! [Laughs.] Joss Whedon is a genius, and it's an incredible cast. I was very, very jealous, and I wanted to jump on the screen and play with them. It killed me that I wasn't in it, but I understand why, and I'm not insulted. But hey, if Samuel L. Jackson wants to give me a shout, I'm there for the next one!"
-- Andrew Garfield, who will star in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man as the eponymous comic book hero, on Marvel's The Avengers.
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Emma Stone is concerned fans won't be satisfied with her performance in The Amazing Spider-Man.
The 23-year-old actress portrays the role of Gwen Stacy in the movie - opposite Andrew Garfield as the titular character - and she admits not everyone is going to be pleased with how she has represented the character.
"This is 50 years worth of comic book material. There are different incarnations of Gwen, and I realized that you can't please everybody. They're hoping that you can bring this character to life, in the best way that you know how. I hope that people are satisfied. I know that not everybody will be, and that's one of those trials of being human, when you learn that not everybody can like you. It is a tough lesson, isn't it?"
Despite her worries, director Marc Webb admits it was an easy decision to cast Emma - who is best known for roles in Easy A and The Help: "When we did a screen test, what was great was that Emma brought a level of humor and levity that Andrew really responded to, and there was this immediate sense of lightness in the interaction."
Andrew Garfield had "near death experiences" every day on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man.
The British actor takes over playing the role from Tobey Maguire in the forthcoming prequel - also starring Emma Stone - and he reveals he regularly had to undertake death-defying stunts during the shoot:
"As you can see, a lot of the stunts are practical and grounded in reality. I would exhaust myself every day and get into near-death experiences every hour on the hour. I collaborated with the stunt team not only on the big stunt set-pieces but also on what happens to Peter's body when he gets bitten. What happens to his DNA and how that effects the way he moves."
Emma - who plays Gwen Stacy in the film, and has since gone on to become Andrew's real life girlfriend - has also revealed she enjoyed the kiss they shared on the film. She told a press conference in Japan, "You want to watch the movie and find out. You've got to decide if it's iconic or not. We liked it."
The Amazing Spider-Man is to be released later this year.
Kristen Stewart has been approached to take on the main female role in the reimagining of Akira.
The live-action adaptation of the iconic magna comic is set to start shooting in March following a script rewrite by Steve Kloves, and bosses have offered the Twilight: Saga beauty the part of Kei, a young medium who becomes the love interest for the main character, teen biker gang member Kaneda.
The original story - focusing on Kaneda and his friend Tetsuo (who has yet to be cast) - was set in post-nuclear war Tokyo in 2019, while the new movie is expected to take place in New York. Andrew Garfield, James McAvoy and Kristen's boyfriend and Twilight: Saga co-star Robert Pattinson have all been approached for the role of Tetsuo - who is saved from a medical experiment by his friend.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company is working on the $300 million project for Warner Brothers with Allen and Albert Hughes directing. The intention is to make two films, each covering three books in the six-part series. An animated version of Akira has already been made, released in Japan in 1988.
Although The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego and Emma Stone as his first love Gwen Stacy won't hit cinemas until July 2012, film bosses are so confident it will be a success, they have already commissioned a sequel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in May, 2014.
"It speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next instalment," an insider said.
While Emma, 22 and 27-year-old Andrew are said to be contractually obliged to make a sequel, Denis Leary - who plays Captain Stacy, the father of Emma's character - has confirmed he will also return, although he refused to give any other details: "I guess they officially announced it. I don't know if I'm allowed to say. Every time you say something about this f***ing movie, they go crazy!"
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in May, 2014.
Rhys Ifans is a "new" type of villain in The Amazing Spider-Man. The Welsh actor takes on the role of Dr. Curt Connors and his evil alter-ego The Lizard in the film, and director Marc Webb says he's done a "fantastic" job of bringing something different to the franchise.
"I can tell you this much - it's a new villain, something we haven't seen before and villains help define the story in a very specific way. Marvel villains - and Spider-Man villains in particular - are rich and complicated and interesting and Rhys has done just a fantastic job in translating that and there will be a lot of new things to explore for the fans. They're tragic in the Greek sense, meaning it's a competing idea of what's good. They're not just guys, they're people trying to do good or to do the right thing and on that journey that effort becomes subverted or manipulated or it sours. It makes for a much more compelling adversary," said Webb.
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