Columbia Pictures has officially announced the start of production on the sequel and was nice enough to provide the world with a plot description at the same time:
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
In all fairness, this really doesn’t tell us anything that we don’t already know. But, then again, if a studio revealed everything about a film before its was done, not many people would be going to movies.
The press release also gives us the official cast list, and, in addition to confirming Paul Giamatti’s involvement, gives us a heretofore unmentioned actor. The release lists Canadian/American actor Colm Feore playing an unnamed part of the cast, and the way the release is worded, he is mentioned before either Giamatti or Sally Field. Take that as you will. I take it as Feore’s role might be a bit more focal than either of those two. Whether it’s Feore as the new Norman Osborn or J. Jonah Jameson or as the new police captain or a crime boss is yet to be determined.
This will be Feore’s second foray into the Marvel Universe, having played Laufrey, King of the Frost Giants in 2008’s Thor.