Amazing Spider-Man 2 to solve Parker mystery

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' screenwriter has promised the sequel will answer the unresolved questions about the whereabouts of Peter Parker's parents

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Andrew Garfield who plays Peter Parker

'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel will solve the mystery of Peter Parker's disappearing parents.

The sequel to Mark Webb's 2010 blockbuster is due to satisfy viewers' curiosity by finally disclosing the whereabouts of the immediate family of Peter - whose alter-ego is the web-slinger - who were forced to flee due to the sensitive nature of Richard Parker's scientific research, leaving Peter living with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben.

Screenwriter Alex Kurtzman told Total Film: "It's interesting because the first movie asks all these questions and what I loved about it in so many ways is that it didn't answer them. Part of what we were drawn to and intrigued by was wanting to know the answers to a lot of those questions.

"The villains emerge from a lot of unanswered questions at the end of that movie and none of them are random at all, they are all tied together by a theme, an idea, and I think they come from our curiosity about what was going on in the life of Peter Parker and his parents."

The exact storyline of the follow-up film - which stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx - is being kept under wraps for the present.

Shailene Woodley, who was due to play Mary Jane Parker - Spider-Man/Peter Parker's love interest from the original Marvel comics - recently revealed her small role had been cut from the film in order to focus on the superhero's earlier romance with Gwen Stacy (Stone).

She is not yet confirmed to reprise the part in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3', which will finally introduce Mary Jane in this series.

Shailene said: "I think it's smart, honestly. Looking back at it, MJ was in, I think, four scenes. I shot three days and they were good scenes, but they were also like 45-second long scenes, and to introduce such a vital character like that doesn't make much sense in the end."

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 142 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan
  • UK release: 16 April 2014

Peter Parker (Garfield) goes up against new supervillains Electro (Foxx) and Harry Osborn (DeHaan). Garfield and Stone have enormous chemistry, Foxx and DeHaan bring complexity and pathos, and the rebooted franchise continues to capture the original character's wise-cracking energy in a way that the Raimi trilogy didn't.

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