The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might still be a while off yet, but May 2014 will come around faster than we think, and the sequel to one of the best franchise-starters in years is definitely something to be excited about.
The film is set to make an appearance at Comic-Con this month, and EW have launched it on the cover of their special Comic-Con preview issue, along with two new images.
And, in tandem with one of the new images, they also share a little piece on Andrew Garfield and Spider-Man’s sexuality, revealing that Garfield has been talking with producer Matt Tolmach and director Marc Webb about the possibility of Spider-Man exploring his sexuality.
“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ… And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”
We recently discovered that Mary Jane Watson, who was to be played by Shailene Woodley, had had her few scenes cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in order to bring her into the franchise a little further down the line. Now we have the very interesting possibility that it might not be as Mary Jane, but rather that we could well have a male MJ coming our way a few years down the line.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Emma Stone is of course reprising her lead female role for the sequel, starring as Gwen Stacy. And joining her and Garfield is a stellar cast, led by Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Cooper, Brian Haley, Colm Feore, and B.J. Novak.
Webb is directing from a script penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers) and Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Lost), based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man).
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released in 3D on May 2nd, 2014, and we can’t wait to see how it plays out. With any luck, we’ll be treated to some more awesome new looks at the film at Comic-Con. And in the meantime, here are the new images, which you can click through to enlarge.