Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Niko Tavernise/Sony Pictures,)Link
Jamie Foxx, left, and Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Jamie Foxx in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Paul Giamatti in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Andrew Garfield, left, and Paul Giamatti in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Emma Stone in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Dane DeHaan takes flight as the Green Goblin in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Sony Pictures)Link
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and more stars from Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ walked the red carpet tonight for the film’s New York premiere.
Due in theaters May 2, the new $200-million production — directed like its predecessor, 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” by Marc Webb — Garfield’s wall-crawling hero is beset by numerous threats, chief among them Foxx’s Electro, an incandescent-blue bad guy who wields the ability to control the power grid. Yet even as he must try to contain the damage Electro inflicts across Manhattan, Peter Parker struggles to learn more about his own past, including his father’s inexplicable demise.
He’s also wrestling with his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), attempting to balance his feelings for her with his desire to keep her out of harm’s way. Plus there’s the matter of an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), whose reappearance spells trouble.
In an interview with Hero Complex, director Webb, whose resume includes the L.A.-set indie “(500) Days of Summer,” said fans should expect a movie that delivers spectacle as well as tender, human moments.
“I don’t like the idea of this being known as a darker film, but there are certainly great emotional stakes at work,” he said. “We literally wanted to shoot more in the daylight, to explore the lightness of Spider-Man, the humor, the comic-booky kind of wit that he had…. Electro shows up better at night just because of the contrast.”
Webb already has signed on to direct a third Spider-Man film, due out in 2016.
At this point, Webb said he has a real affinity for the character.
“There are times when you’re working at 3 o’clock in the morning and you have no life, and you get kind of cynical. But the reality is, I fall more in love with him [all the time],” Webb said.
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– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex
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