Amazing Spidey 2 Casting

Amazing Spidey 2 Casting

There was never really any doubt that a) Sony were aiming to kick start a whole new series of films with ‘The Amazing Spiderman’, and b) that unless the first film was a financial disaster the sequels would happen.  The approximate $750 million in box office revenue worldwide from the Marc Webb directed film simply further cemented the entire project. So with the first film released in 2012, development on the first sequel has gone ahead with a targeted release date of mid-2014. None of this is particularly surprising however one slightly unexpected move was a recent casting announcement for Amazing Spidey part 2.It seems unlike Sam Raimi’s trilogy that Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben will be returning as part of the continuing Spidey story. Actor Martin Sheen who portrayed Ben for the reboot was quoted with this to say;

Well they called me back, I don’t know what the part’s going to be, but I’m going to be Uncle Ben once again in Spider-Man next year. We shoot in February.

Without any further details on Sheen’s appearance, it seems fitting given the story direction that has been taken in the new films. Peter Parker’s family history is far more integral to the story this time around, though many details have not yet been revealed. The character of Uncle Ben may be further dragged into Peter’s complicated past, and is likely to appear onscreen by way of flashback. That said, clones and human replicant droids aren’t exactly outside the realm of possibilities for comic based properties, but that seems a stretch even here.

Of course both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will be back, as well new cast member Jamie Foxx.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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