We got ourselves a “Day 2″ tweet with some Oscorp gizmo/lab equipment. Back at Oscorp! I stand by my below predicitons and questions.
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 5, 2013
Marc Webb is Bryan Singer-ing.
And by that I mean that he’s using his Twitter account as the basis for confirmed information about ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
The film started shooting yesterday, heralding the return of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as our Peter and Gwen this time around. Added to the cast are Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as the new Harry Osborn, Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) as the new Mary Jane Watson and Felicity Jones as a character we don’t know about (from Like Crazy and everyone who says “Black Cat” is making an ASSumption just because her name is Felicity).
As a way of announcing, Webb tweeted out a photo of a 35mm anamorphic camera which means we’re looking at a post-conversion job (ugh!) if ASM 2 is going to be in 3D. It’s also not digital so…what? I can’t imagine this is easier, but if Webb says it’s better, I’d assume he’s got better intel than I do.
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 5, 2013
Thus far, we know Jamie Foxx is Electro, our first announced villain, and Paul Giamatti is The Rhino as Marc Webb keeps saying things are bigger than we’re expecting them to be:
This is only the beginning. #electro
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 4, 2013
I’m a big fan of the Sean O’Connoll theory Webb re-tweeted suggesting that Webb and Sony are building a Spider-Man universe around this relaunched version, putting multiple villains on the table as a way of fleshing out the world, not as a ‘Spider-Man 3′ esque overload with another dude from ‘Sideways.’
Think bigger… twitter.com/Sean_OConnell/…
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) January 30, 2013
And given that ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ isn’t the confirmed title, I’ve been colloquially calling it “THE WEB OF SPIDER-MAN” because of the constant hints about how much the single decision of Pa Parker to mess with genetics is about to ruin Peter’s life in ways we haven’t imagined.
You think Electro and Rhino is it? Who was in the cell with Connors in the post credit sequence of ‘ASM’? You think we’re going to go through Act 2 in the trilogy without seeing a Goblin of some kind? If The Rhino existed in the video game and exists at the beginning of ‘THE WEB OF SPIDER-MAN,’ does that mean The Scorpion also exists in this universe? Did Smythe take over for Ratha?
DON’T YOU SEE HOW PETER’S ALREADY SCREWED?
I think this movie might finally be the superhero movie I’ve been waiting for: one that doesn’t care about origins coming first. You know Spider-Man, I know Spider-Man. We know we’re living in a world where OsCorp is messing with genetics and that’s going to make monsters like The Rhino whose powers are explained simply through his name and design.
We’ve heard from Jamie Foxx that there’s a sympathetic angle to Electro. He feels like he’s been wronged, somehow, in the eyes of science. In the ASM video game, Rhino’s true origins as a man were hidden by Ratha, making everyone think he was a Rhino with human DNA, not a sad Russian man who volunteered for a secret generic experiment. That’s tragedy! Especially if the cut scene where Lizard kills Ratha is cannon and no one knows The Rhino is actually a man.
What I’m saying is that everything has already gone wrong for these characters and poor Peter. The Pandora’s Box is open, which means Spidey’s already effectively made his entire rogues gallery possible. And, it looks like Webb is piling on the villains to nail this home.
We know we’re going to see Gwen die by the end of this trilogy, but what if we’ve all been calling it wrong and this is actually the Sinister Six trilogy? I honestly thought that wasn’t going to happen in Webb’s movies, but every time he tweets about the movie, he urges us all to think bigger.
How big is THE WEB OF SPIDER-MAN?
I should probably ask The WEBB of Spider-Man. What’s the upper limit of “bigger,” Marc?