Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb Return for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are writing the screenplay for this upcoming superhero sequel from Sony Pictures.

Andrew Garfield will return as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Andrew Garfield will return as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb have been confirmed to return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Here's what Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad had to say about the news.

"We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker. We can't wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide."

We reported in July that Marc Webb may not be able to direct this superhero sequel, since he is contractually obligated to make another movie for Fox Searchlight Pictures, under his deal for (500) Days of Summer. It seems they must have come to some sort of an arrangement, though, with production expected to start in early 2013. Emma Stone is in talks to return as Gwen Stacy.

Marc Webb will direct from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on an earlier draft by The Amazing Spider-Man writer James Vanderbilt.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. The_Crow2k

    I appreciate your reply and respect your opinion, but i disagree with everything you said.
    I'm not critical on the small things in the movies, the film was poorly made by many aspects and was lacking the soul the first trilogy had, who actually managed to capture the right essence to the character, unlike this film..
    You are wrong about the idea of Peter's responsibility about his Uncle's death. He learned nothing from his death nor did he learn from other tragedies that occurred to him through his life
    Peter's character also didn't seem to adjust from anything of his Uncle's death, he became a 'hero' before his Ben's death even took place. In the comics and the original film that aspect is what changed his entire perspective in order to become Spider-Man to begin with. They completely missed this entire point here, with a very bad script and a very poor and forced random argument between him and the store clerk.
    I really didn't mind about the web shooters in this film, even it is one aspect that was closer to the comics, because it added nothing to story.
    This film had a bad phase followed by bad editing, and was actually leaning more on the original film than the comics.
    Except for a few different characters and monologues, it was the same as the first film, missing the spark and everything that was good in it.
    I will add that i grew up on this character with collecting everything about it, was reading the comics through my childhood and adolescence, watching the cartoon and etc. I get no benefit by bashing this film, i'm just giving my own personal opinion which was a big disappointment.
    Sony really dropped the ball on this one, if it ain't broken, don't fix it.
    Especially for another origin story that we've seen done better not long ago.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  2. Ahzman23

    @the-crow2k@the-crow2k I know this was an older article I'm posting on but seeing your numerous complaints about TASM was oh so horrible really buggedme. I think your being really critical for really minor things and things that aren't even a problem to begin with heck he even had web shooters at least you can't complain bout that. But seriously how do you not expect a teenage guy to have issues in school and feel a sense a truth when his father abandons him at 8? Its about a guy in HIGHSCHOOL so expect issues dealing with HIGHSCHOOL...that doesn't automatically make it marketed to teens because Peter is known for being a teen superhero in HIGHSCHOOL. & the fact they dropped the whole Uncle Ben's killer wasn't a pothole it obviously showined us that Peter understands he creates a bigger impact when he uses his abilities to help others in need(boy on bridge) than for his own benefit (hunt guy responsible for Uncle Ben's death) unless you missed tht part. This shows Peter is maturing as a young man and as the great hero he will become. & the cast was fantastic especially Andrew Garfield he was everything Spidey needed to be and I am proud to support him Webb & all their fellows cast mates for Spidey 2!

    2 years agoby @ahzman23Flag


    @corey I like that idea... I think they should save him for the end... I would still love to see Kraven in a film...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus I would say Kraven would be awesome for really testing the mind of spider-man...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. Titanictom

    Cool F*ckin Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  6. Monkeyiron 2.0

    HELL F*CKIN YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  7. ChiRep_1

    @felipe-11 I like your words

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  8. Agent-Cooper

    I really like The Amazing Spiderman (my only real gripe was that the Lizard character was a bit underdeveloped). They had a tough job in making it different enough from Raimis version while still staying true to the source material and not turn viewers off. Now that they have established their style and characters, they can really sink their teeth into the story and make the movie as good as they possibly can.

    3 years agoby @Agent-CooperFlag

  9. artkid04

    i enjoyed the new spiderman, and I am sure that the sequel will be even better

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  10. The_Crow2k

    @felipe-11 But that doesn't fit the character...this character was over the top and c*cky, with no real transformation between Parker and Spidey..they're both very different.
    This is not a teen comedy drama film.
    There is much more for this character to offer...i'm really surprise to see that people support this call considering how much TASM is a lacking in all the things that qualify a quality movie.
    I grew up on this character and read and collected the comic books (among of other things that involve Spider-Man), this was not Spider-Man.
    It's not just a bad comic book film, but a bad film in general.
    But that's just my opinion of course. I'm not rejecting yours.

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  11. Dan

    @daveactor7 That surprises me a little. I remember you being a pretty strong advocate for the movie before it came out. Not that a person can't change their mind.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. justatadmatt

    webb is a fantastic director and i think garfield portrayed parker better than macguire. he just fit.

    3 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  13. Corey W.

    @bawnian-dexeus Goblin was set-up at the end. I'm sure he will the villian. Or maybe they'll just continue setting him up and use him in the third film.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  14. Corey W.

    YAY! The first movie was everything a major geek of the comic-books could ask for. PERFECTION and my favorite of the year. Can't wait for 2014.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @daveactor7 Illuminated, please :)

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Daveactor7

    in all honesty, I am still waiting for that perfect Spider man movie. This just wasn't it. It wasn't even....amazing. I mean Andrew Garfield was on point but in other areas of the film-just no.

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  17. Replicant

    @moviefreak97@ChiRep-1 I agree, saw it twice, one of my absolute favorites this year, even more than The Avengers, and I dare say perhaps even TDKR. The solid performances from everyone (except Rhys Ifans) and direction from Webb totally made the movie.

    @the-crow2k I agree there were some plot holes that will hopefully be adressed along the trilogy. I think it'd be interesting to see Peter find out more about "the truth" throughout each movie.

    Also, funny that you mentioned the skateboarding thing, even though it never really adressed in the comics (or what little I've read), I really did always picture Peter as a skater, just physically it seems like something Spidey would do, just like parkour. If it makes you feel better, Spider-man was an unlockable playable character in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  18. WongFu

    What happened to the friendly neighborhood Spiderman? I sort of agree with @the-crow2k. Parker just wasn't himself, they should have gone with Logan. Seeing the lizard was good but not great, and killing off Captain Stacy didn't suite well with me.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  19. ejk1

    Don't do the predictable thing and kill Gwen off just yet, please.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  20. The_Crow2k

    I dont even know from where to start...but i'll try.
    Bad portrayed of characters, bad directing, bad score, bad character development, unsolved answers that are more plot holes than actual ideas that leans to future sequels.
    That include leaving the story of Uncle Ben's aside, leaving the secret of his parents as well, (which i understand it will take part in the sequels, but not abandoned as it was here), a 2nd villian who disappear half way through the film with no explanation.
    This may seem childish to add, but Peter Parker is not a skater.
    That goes against everything that the character represent. Peter Parker here is more a rebelion, a c*cky character who is very sure of himself, he doesn't suffer live a bad life, and it seems like all the troubles here are the ones he caused himself. He is not the true underdog that due bad experience devoted his life to save others, he learned nothing from his Uncle Death, and was sure of himself in being Spider-Man before that even took place. It is rather pointless if that 'switch' doesn't happen after Ben's death.
    The skaterboard scene was cringe worthy and does not belong in a Spider-Man film. This film is aiming for teen audience only, instead of general audience and sadly Kids taste these days is no indication to quality.
    As a big budget film as that, i would expect a much better editing.
    It was rushed in all the important parts of his origin (in order to different itself from the original), and focus more on over long drama with some very poor character development.
    It felt souless with no actual scene to remember. Just forgetful with silly forced conflicts (Train fight, grocery store argument, Dinner at the Stacey's, and more..), you seriously going to justifiy that weird train scene? that was completely random, odd and way off ?
    Should i continue?

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  21. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus@mcleve02 Didn't they set up Green Goblin at the end?

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  22. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Old news, but cool!

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag

  23. J.P.

    @David-garcia-67788063 It's possible. Avi Arad confirmed they were trying to create some continuity, though mainly through the skylines of the Avengers and The Amazing Spiderman, with Oscorp Tower being in The Avengers.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  24. David garcia

    Please let Spiderman be in the avengers sequel, PLEEEEEASSSSSSSE sony,

    3 years agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  25. J.P.

    @the-crow2k In what way? Please tell me.........

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  26. Robert Julio

    without a doubt I think the sequel will be better I`m becoming a fan of this Spidey he`s tougher than Toby McGuires performance. Hopefully we get to see a new villain I personally want to see "KRAVEN THE HUNTER"

    3 years agoby @Robert-JulioFlag

  27. The_Crow2k

    Talented? talent in wrecking the character's legacy.
    This movie was a disgrace to Spider-Man's name.

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  28. the Narrator

    Webb's a talent - no doubt, and Garfield's Spidey is a favorite for many fans already. The flaws of the first film will most likely be forgotten by the entertainment likely to come by the ever-solid screenwriters Orci and Kurztman. Can't wait.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  29. The_Crow2k

    Oh, God No...thank you for ruining the good mood i had.

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

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