Alfred Molina (right) as mad scientist Dr. Octopus, battling our hero, played by Tobey Maguire, in “Spider-Man 2.” Photo: Columbia Pictures
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 25, 2014: Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx and his 4-year-old daughter, Annalise, were among the stars from Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ who walked the red carpet last night at the film’s Ziegfeld Theater New York premiere.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is due in theaters on May 2 and is directed like its predecessor, 2012′s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” by Marc Webb.
In this latest film, Garfield, who plays the wall-crawling hero, is beset by numerous threats, chief among them Foxx’s Electro, an incandescent-blue bad guy who wields the ability to control the power grid. Yet even as he must try to contain the damage Electro inflicts across Manhattan, Peter Parker struggles to learn more about his own past, including his father’s inexplicable demise.
He’s also wrestling with his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), attempting to balance his feelings for her with his desire to keep her out of harm’s way. Plus there’s the matter of an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), whose reappearance spells trouble.
Other stars at the premiere included Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beats and singer Pharrell Williams. (Photos: Hayden Roger Celestin)