The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel Gets a Release Date
08.06.11 by Ryan
Sony wants to stay in the Spider-Man business.
Perhaps to beat Marvel and Warner Bros. before they can announce another their own comic book adaptations for 2014, The LA Times reports Columbia executives have Sony Pictures has set a May 2, 2014, release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, less than two years after The Amazing Spider-Man reaches theaters on July 3, 2012. A spokesman said that the scheduling "speaks volumes" about the studio's confidence in director Marc Webb's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Clearly, the studio has seen more than the recently released first trailer.
The scheduling of the sequel also ostensibly "speaks volumes" in the studio's confidence in Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter James Vanderbilt, who was hired to write an initial draft for the sequel in March.
The Amazing Spider-Man is currently in post-production, and still has 11 months to go before reaching theaters. Sony just released some new, hi-res photos from the upcoming movie, including shots of Denis Leary as Capt. George Stacy in full police uniform brandishing his firearm and Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) beating Flash Thompson (Chris Zylka) at basketball and then throwing him into a locker. Wait, which one of them is the bully again?
Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, The Amazing Spider-Man cast includes Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson as Richard and Mary Parker, Irrfan Khan as Van Atter, C. Thomas Howell as Ray, with Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May. Vanderbilt adapted the initial screenplay, while Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves performed rewrites.