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Comic-Con 2013: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage impresses

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Story by Jack Foley

FOOTAGE of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 drew the loudest applause of any film panel so far at San Diego Comic-Con.

Despite only having wrapped filming a couple of weeks ago, Sony Pictures ensured that the San Diego event had a big showing for the Spider-Man franchise and brought stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan as well as director Marc Webb to the event.

The footage in question showed a generally more cocky Spider-Man (Garfield), an action scene in which the web-slinging hero stopped a crime scene involving Paul Giamatti’s character and scenes involving Foxx as Elektro.

Garfield also made his entrance dressed in character (to the delight of everyone) and remained in outfit for a large part of proceedings, joking about his appreciation for his co-star Foxx’s most recent work.

Webb and company then participated in a lively Q&A session, in which Garfield’s comments on Spider-Man being open to a gay relationship were taken to task, as well as the possibility of having introduced too many characters in the sequel.

“I don’t want another Spider-Man 3, which was too much,” said the fan in question.

But Webb assured the assembled masses that “there won’t be too much”, saying that the main focus will be on Foxx as Giamatti’s role (as The Rhino) is relatively small.

“Elektro is an incredibly powerful villain that will sustain the breadth and depth of the film,” he maintained.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in cinemas on April 18, 2014.

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