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Amazing Spider-Man Sequel Confirmed

Emma Stone and Andrew GarfieldA sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man is being written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Despite the film - starring Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging hero and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy - not being released until July 3, studio Sony are keen to create a follow-up, which is planned to hit cinemas on May 2, 2014.

"Alex and Bob have a unique ability to write a great character and spectacular action that makes them pitch perfect for Spider-Man. They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero but a hero for us all," said Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad - who are producing the project - in a statement.

Roberto and Alex are best known for their work on the reboot of the Star Trek franchise, directed by J.J Abram and starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.

The sequel is expected to go into production in the first quarter of 2013.


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Emma Stone Worried About Spider-Man Fans

Emma Stone as Gwen StacyEmma Stone is concerned fans won't be satisfied with her performance in The Amazing Spider-Man.

The 23-year-old actress portrays the role of Gwen Stacy in the movie - opposite Andrew Garfield as the titular character - and she admits not everyone is going to be pleased with how she has represented the character.

"This is 50 years worth of comic book material. There are different incarnations of Gwen, and I realized that you can't please everybody. They're hoping that you can bring this character to life, in the best way that you know how. I hope that people are satisfied. I know that not everybody will be, and that's one of those trials of being human, when you learn that not everybody can like you. It is a tough lesson, isn't it?"

Despite her worries, director Marc Webb admits it was an easy decision to cast Emma - who is best known for roles in Easy A and The Help: "When we did a screen test, what was great was that Emma brought a level of humor and levity that Andrew really responded to, and there was this immediate sense of lightness in the interaction."


Andrew Garfield Dices With Death on Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield as Spider-ManAndrew Garfield had "near death experiences" every day on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man.

The British actor takes over playing the role from Tobey Maguire in the forthcoming prequel - also starring Emma Stone - and he reveals he regularly had to undertake death-defying stunts during the shoot:

"As you can see, a lot of the stunts are practical and grounded in reality. I would exhaust myself every day and get into near-death experiences every hour on the hour. I collaborated with the stunt team not only on the big stunt set-pieces but also on what happens to Peter's body when he gets bitten. What happens to his DNA and how that effects the way he moves."

Emma - who plays Gwen Stacy in the film, and has since gone on to become Andrew's real life girlfriend - has also revealed she enjoyed the kiss they shared on the film. She told a press conference in Japan, "You want to watch the movie and find out. You've got to decide if it's iconic or not. We liked it."

The Amazing Spider-Man is to be released later this year.


New Spider-Man, Batman Teaser Posters

The Amazing Spider-Man

With all the excitement building around the upcoming Iron Man sequel and The Avengers, it's easy to see why Marvel Entertainment didn't want you to forget about their lone wall-crawling superhero, offering up a new teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man. Warner Bros. followed suit by unveiling a new teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises -- because DC has superheroes, too, lest you forget.

While Andrew Garfield looks promising as the new Spidey (as far as the wall posing goes, anyway), things don't look too good for Batman if the film's poster featuring Tom Hardy's Bane is intended to shed light on the plot.

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Spider-Man Sequel Greenlit

Andrew Garfield as Spider-ManAlthough The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego and Emma Stone as his first love Gwen Stacy won't hit cinemas until July 2012, film bosses are so confident it will be a success, they have already commissioned a sequel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in May, 2014.

"It speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next instalment," an insider said.

While Emma, 22 and 27-year-old Andrew are said to be contractually obliged to make a sequel, Denis Leary - who plays Captain Stacy, the father of Emma's character - has confirmed he will also return, although he refused to give any other details: "I guess they officially announced it. I don't know if I'm allowed to say. Every time you say something about this f***ing movie, they go crazy!"

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in May, 2014.


Rhys Ifans Reinvents Villain Role in The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys IfansRhys Ifans is a "new" type of villain in The Amazing Spider-Man. The Welsh actor takes on the role of Dr. Curt Connors and his evil alter-ego The Lizard in the film, and director Marc Webb says he's done a "fantastic" job of bringing something different to the franchise.

"I can tell you this much - it's a new villain, something we haven't seen before and villains help define the story in a very specific way. Marvel villains - and Spider-Man villains in particular - are rich and complicated and interesting and Rhys has done just a fantastic job in translating that and there will be a lot of new things to explore for the fans. They're tragic in the Greek sense, meaning it's a competing idea of what's good. They're not just guys, they're people trying to do good or to do the right thing and on that journey that effort becomes subverted or manipulated or it sours. It makes for a much more compelling adversary," said Webb.

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Spidey Spoilers: Details on Villain, Last Battle Revealed

Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man

We’ve got spoilers on villainous activity, straight from a cast member, of The Amazing Spider-Man, a re-boot of the film franchise. C. Thomas Howell, whose career has been fairly quiet since he played Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders, spilled some pretty big secrets.

Who will Spider-Man (played in this incarnation by Andrew Garfield, of The Social Network fame) battle in the upcoming film? We know. If you want to find out, just keep reading…

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