AM News reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the biggest movie production in New York history. Marc Webb’s sequel has generated thousands of jobs and created millions of dollars in extra revenue for the state; something which is sure to be gratefully received in these difficult financial times. All four of the previous Spider-Man movies were shot in New York, but this one is the first to be filmed entirely in the city that the comic book hero has fought for justice in since his creation in 1962.
“New York has the resources, talent and locations to help make ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ a blockbuster hit,” the governor said. The 150 day shoot has created 3,500 jobs and cast 11,000 extras. So far, a funeral scene has been filmed at a Queens cemetery, an action scene on Fifth Avenue in midtown and the report mentions that the movie will go on to shoot a chase sequence in Rochester, as well as studio scenes in Brooklyn and Long Island. It was revealed yesterday that the sequel will also head to Times Square, with many fans speculating that these scenes will feature an electrifying battle between Spider-Man and Electro.
SOURCE: AM New York