The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Confronting a foe far more powerful than himself

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

On February 4, 2013, Marc Webb posted on his Twitter account that principal photography had begun. He also confirmed that the sequel is being shot on 35mm film in the anamorphic format, instead of being filmed digitally as the preceding film was. Sony revealed this would be the first Spider-Man film to be filmed entirely in New York, and the largest film production ever in New York City.

The decision to film in Williamsburg, Brooklyn near the Passover holiday caused some controversy, as critics believed that this was culturally insensitive, and would cause problems with parking. The filming company decided to work with the community and then agreed to adjust its production activities for Passover.

Set photos indicate that the State University of New York Maritime College is being used to represent the Ravencroft Institute in the movie. Rochester is being used to film a car chase scene, because the speed laws are less restrictive in upstate New York. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have been seen wearing graduation uniforms, suggesting they will be graduating from high school in the film. On June 25, Webb posted on his Twitter account that filming was completed.

Directed by: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Felicity Jones, Sarah Gadon
Screenplay by: James Vanderbilt, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Sony Columbia Pictures
Release Date: May 2, 2014

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