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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With a little help from the Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign, the latest Bourne film -- which sees Jeremy Renner replace Matt Damon in the starring role -- The Bourne Legacy was able to make its way past The Dark Knight Rises to the top of the box office this past weekend with $40.2 million.
Ferrell's political comedy debuted in second place with $27.4 million, bumping last week's number one, The Dark Knight Rises, to number three with $19.5 million. The Meryl Streep romantic comedy Hope Springs debuted at number four with $15.6 million while Diary of Wimpy Kid: Dog Days slipped two spots to number five with $8.2 million.
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It sure looks like no one is stopping the Batman anytime soon.
Christopher Nolan's final installment of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, continues its reign at the box office, taking in $36.4 million in its third weekend. The Total Recall remake and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days debuted, respectively, at number two and three with $26 million and $14.7 million. Ice Age: Continental Drift was bumped down two spots to number four with $8.4 million while The Watch also fell two spots to number five with $6.3 million.
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Despite the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado early Friday morning, The Dark Knight Rises still managed to succeed The Dark Knight in its opening weekend record with $160.8 million.
The animated family film Ice Age: Continental Drift fell from its number one spot with $20.4 million while Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to the number three spot in its third week with $10.8 million. Seth MacFarlane's big screen debut, Ted, took in $10.1 million, securing the number four spot, and the latest Disney/Pixar film Brave dipped one more spot to round out the top five with $6 miilion.
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While it may not have done as well as its predecessor, the latest Spider-Man movie installment, The Amazing Spider-Man, still managed to earn the number one spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $65 million.
Following the superhero adaptation came Ted - last week's number one - which pulled in $32.5 million. The latest Disney/Pixar vehicle, Brave, stayed static at number three with $20.1 million while Oliver Stone's Savages debuted at number four with $16.1 million. Rounding out the top five was Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, which dropped three spots from number two with $15.6 million.
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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:
Emma Stone had a "morbid curiosity" about her character in The Amazing Spider-Man.
The actress was thrilled to land the role of the superhero's first love Gwen Stacy in the new movie because she is fascinated with their tragic romance which ends in Gwen's death in the comic book series.
"I think I have a morbid curiosity. I've always had this awareness of my own mortality, so it's like, 'Wow, that's pretty epic.' And also the way her death goes is so heart-wrenching and so tragic, it's not just her death but it's all the other elements of it that are a huge draw to the character. Does that sound f****d up? I thought it was awesome. I just thought it was just staggering, and so bold. And I know people boycotted the comics when it happened. It's a really wild and oddly very exciting element for me to play. There's a little insight into my psyche."
Emma Stone felt "overwhelming" pressure while filming The Amazing Spider-Man.
The 23-year-old actress - who began dating co-star Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) after meeting him on the set of the action movie - found shooting the film to be a "big challenge" because she was so eager to impress die-hard fans of the comic book series.
"The film was a big challenge because I wanted to please the comic book fans so there was pressure. It was very overwhelming that the Spider-Man story is 50 years old so there was a lot of live up to but I hope we did a good job," she said.
Emma stars as "super smart" schoolgirl Gwen Stacy - who is Peter's love interest and helps him to try to stop Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) wreaking havoc in New York - and director Marc Webb believes Andrew and the blonde beauty had some "great banter" while shooting the movie. Speaking at the UK premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in London's Leicester Square last night, Webb explained, "Andrew and Emma had this great banter on set and they were ideal to play intellectual characters. Gwen is super smart, I think she is maybe a bit smarter than Peter but don't tell Andrew I said that."
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."
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