So, there’s quite a bit of news going around regarding the filming of the sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in NYC this week. We learned yesterday that star Andrew Garfield was spotted in costume on set, then earlier today we got our first look at the first teaser poster for the film. Right now, we get to see photos of Spider-Man hanging around on set while Garfield films scenes with his new on-screen love interest Shailene Woodley, who, we learned last October, has been cast as Mary Jane Watson. The
cat spider’s out of the bag regarding filming production so … away we go!
He is back in the role of Spider-Man, so for Andrew Garfield that unfortunately means lots of hanging upside down. But the actor didn’t seem too concerned as he was suspended on set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York on Monday. Andrew slipped into his Spider-Man suit to film scenes in which he was seen getting to grips with the web-shooters he uses as his secret weapon. The following day the 29-year-old was shooting alongside his co-star Shailene Woodley, who is portraying Mary Jane in the movie.
The 21-year-old has dyed her hair red for the role, which was previously embodied by Kirsten Dunst. Shailene was seen riding in on a motorbike to film a scene in which she was chatting to Andrew, who was dressed casually as Peter Parker … This Spider-Man adventure is being shot entirely in 3D again and is set to be one of the big summer blockbusters when it’s released in July 2014.
Just a note about the dangling Spider-Man … while it’s true that the Spidey above could be Andrew Garfield in costume, it’s also very likely that there is a trained stuntman squeezed into that tight-fitting suit. That said, I understand that Andrew is doing many of his own stunts who … who knows. We see that it is definitely Andrew filming his first scenes with Shailene so, that’s kinda cool. I really didn’t give the young actress much thought when it was first announced that she won the role but now that I see her in costume, I guess it’s time to pay attention. I’ve always preferred the Mary Jane character over the Gwen Stacy character (at least, in terms of Peter Parker‘s girlfriends) but Emma Stone‘s Gwen Stacy made me love the character so much that I think it’s going to take a lot for this Shailene chick to win me back over to Team Mary Jane. Ack! Filming has just started on a movie that won’t be released until Summer 2014 and I’m already obsessing. OY!