Andrew Garfield has revealed that filming on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will get underway this coming February. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week to promote his new beard, Garfield confirmed that the script is complete and pre-production is now underway on the Sony-produced superhero sequel, which will see Garfield reprising the role of Peter Parker / Spidey alongside the returning Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and director Marc Webb.
In a seperate interview with E!Online, Garfield also discussed his hopes for the sequel: “I feel really excited, 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.”
Apart from Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, so far the only other name officially confirmed as appearing in the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is The Descendants star Shailene Woodley, who will portray the character of Mary Jane Watson. However, Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) is said to have signed on to appear as the super villain Electro, while it’s thought that Norman and Harry Osborn will also feature in the sequel, with recent rumours suggesting that Damian Lewis (Homeland) could be in the frame for the role of Spidey’s arch-nemesis.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled for release on April 18th 2014 in the UK and May 2nd 2014 in North America.