‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Spidey sequel set for IMAX release

Dec. 09, 2013 | 8:38 a.m.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone film an action scene on location for the film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on June 4, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone filming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Jamie Foxx filming on location for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is set to swing into IMAX theaters.

The anticipated sequel from director Marc Webb (“[500] Days of Summer”) will land in IMAX 3D, as well as conventional movie screens, when it opens next summer. The film, in which Andrew Garfield returns in the role of Peter Parker/Spidey, will begin its international roll out April 16, 2014, and will debut in North America on May 2.

It’s a busy time for the webslinger in terms of news. Last week, an action-packed trailer debuted for the movie, the follow-up to 2012′s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,” also directed by Webb. In the clip, Spider-Man faces off against a number of foes, including Jamie Foxx’s villain Electro and Chris Cooper’s Green Goblin.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ also sees Emma Stone return as Parker’s gal pal Gwen Stacy, with Cooper and Dane DeHaan playing Norman Osborn and his son, Harry. Sally Field also reprises her role as Peter’s Aunt May, and Campbell Scott makes an appearance as Peter’s father, Richard.

This summer, photographers snapped shots from the set of Garfield and Stone together, and of Foxx as Electro. (Click through the gallery above to see some of the images.) The Electro photos, taken while the filmmakers were shooting in New York’s Times Square, show Foxx wearing blue makeup and prosthetics, as well as an LED-lined hoodie.

In the original comics, Electro is an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask, but Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain.

Sony has great expectations for the second movie in the superhero franchise. The studio already has announced that the third and fourth installments in the saga of Peter Parker, as played by Andrew Garfield, are set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.

– Gina McIntyre and Noelene Clark | @LATHeroComplex

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