Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Webhead's New Threads

The sequel to last summer's successful reboot The Amazing Spider-Man (which I liked quite a bit even though a lot of folks didn't) quietly began filming this week. With a cast chock-full of new additions to the rebooted Spider-mythos, including The Descendants' Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Chronicle's Dane DeHaan as Peter Parker's frenemy Harry Osborn, and Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti pulling bad guy duty as the villainous Electro and Rhino respectively, this sequel is already making my Spidey Sense tingle that it might fall victim to the kitchen sink overkill that sank 2007's Spider-Man 3. Let's hope I'm wrong.

One good sign, however, is the new costume (right) they have Andrew Garfield's web-slinger sporting, and they look...a lot like the suit Tobey Maguire wore in the previous trilogy. This pic hit the web yesterday, but I wanted to double check its authenticity before posting it here. I had no problem with the redesigned Spider-suit in the last flick, but I also can't argue against taking the suit back to its iconic roots. I especially like the new eye pieces, which more closely resemble the character's comic book incarnation. As filming has just commenced on Amazing Spider-Man 2 (one assumes that's not the final title), I'm sure we'll have plenty more news and tidbits to pick apart before the movie's summer 2014 release, and I'll try to post the most worthy nuggets here.

(Source: ComingSoon.net)

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