With 's upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 now in the works, Sony has marked this by releasing a start-of-production announcement press release.
Said press release also gives us the first official synopsis for movie, and a flavor for which direction it's heading in. Here it is, via Coming Soon:
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (), 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 (), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
From the last line there, it sounds like there's more of the 'untold story' that they, er, pretty much forgot to tell last time. It also suggests that Peter and Harry have known each other for a while, so we guess he was in France or something during the last movie, which would explain why Peter didn't bug his friend about getting access to his dad's business.
As well as revealing the synopsis, the release also confirmed that (Thor) has joined the cast in an as-yet-unspecified role. Feore hasn't been mentioned before, and we don't know if he's playing Norman Osbourne, who was a shadowy presence in the first movie but went unseen, or if he's playing a supporting role. Either way, we'll know soon enough.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014. I am so geeked for this, are you?