“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is topping the box office! This classic Marvel comic book hero made his debut in August 1962. 52 years later, here are some web-tastic facts about the new movie starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, and Jamie Foxx!
1. The whole movie was filmed in New York State, including location shoots in New York City and Rochester, as well as studios in Long Island and Brooklyn. Look out for the Hearst Tower, doubling as OSCORP in the film! You will also see Lincoln Center, Union Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and NYC’s Chinatown.
2. You may have noticed that the Spidey suit in Part 2 looks different than in “Amazing Spider-Man 1.” In the first film, the suit was designed to look like something a kid from Queens would make himself using materials he already had. The suit in 2 is closer to the look in the comic books.
3. Andrew Garfield took inspiration from silent-era stars like Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Bugs Bunny for some of the stunt scenes. Who knew a bunny could inspire a spider?
4. Emma Stone has more stunts and fights in this film. She wasn’t that happy about all the action as she doesn’t really love fighting, but she was a trooper!
5. Peter Parker crawls around on the ceiling of his bedroom. The production designers achieved this by building a rotating set. Don’t you wish your room could do that?
6. There are six composers who worked on music for the film. They called themselves The Magnificent Six. One of them is Pharrell Williams! This news makes us HAPPY!
7. After the success of “The Amazing Spider-Man 1”, the producers listened to fan feedback when creating Part 2. They searched various websites to find out what the fans wanted to see.
8. Andrew Garfield sometimes wore his Spider-Man boots in between takes.
9. Paul Giamatti, who plays The Rhino, told talk-show host Conan O’Brien in 2011 that he if he could play one character in a Spider-Man movie, it would be The Rhino! Dreams do come true!
10. To transform into the villainous Electro, Jamie Foxx, wore blue makeup and prosthetics, along with an LED-lined black wardrobe. He spent 4.5 hours in the make-up chair every time he had to get into character. Electrifying!