After assembling an all-star cast, which might include Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, Marc Webb is gearing up being production for his next film featuring the friendly neighborhood web-slinger, and he’s looking to do so in Peter Parker’s stomping grounds in New York City.
Movieweb has managed to track down a casting call from Grant Wilfley Casting for the follow up to 2012’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ under the working title ‘Untitled Columbia Pictures Project’. Previously, the film was using the working title ‘London Calling’, but that seems to have changed. Regardless of what they are calling it now, the notice revealed that filming will take place in New York City from February 12th until February 26th. No word on where exactly filming will take place, but these things have a way of being revealed in due time.
It’s interesting to see the change in the working title because those faux monikers are fun tidbits of trivia after the movie is released. For example, ‘Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’ shot under the title ‘Blue Harvest’ and J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ went by the name ‘Corporate Headquarters’. Usually these names are chosen as a ruse to throw off fans and the press so as to keep a level of secrecy surrounding the project and to keep out unwanted attention, but sometimes there are cases when the working title becomes the actual title, like ‘Snakes On A Plane’ or ‘High School Musical’. And then there’s ‘Torchwood’, which was the working title for ‘Doctor Who’ when it was revived in 2005, but then became an official spinoff of the long-running British sci-fi show starring fan-favorite John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness.
The casting notice also included a number of roles up for grabs that are considerably less high profile than Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn or Jamie Foxx as Electro. Working actors and fans alike can apply to be extras in the film by emailing the casting agency with whatever role fits them best. Comic Book Movie has a list of the roles available, if you’re interested in rubbing elbows with Spider-Man and appearing in a major motion picture.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, and Jamie Foxx, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is scheduled to hit theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.