Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 by Russ Fischer
What is Marc Webb‘s new The Amazing Spider-Man about? We have little idea, other than that the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) factors in, and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and her father (Denis Leary) are tied to this new story about the young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). Now we know that Oscorp, the company founded by the original Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, somehow plays a part, too. We don’t know what the deal is with Oscorp in the new script, but set pics show off the NYC exterior location used for the company, and one shooting report suggests that Oscorp is more than just a bit of background to please fans.
The Norman Foster ‘Hearst Building’ is being used as Oscorp. They were filming interior scenes in the lobby and mezz floors. I saw plenty of Oscorp employees (all wearing security badges), a couple of police officers (no Dennis Leary) and a couple of army officers (Generals I think). Crew members (two that I saw) were wearing shirts that said ‘Amazing’ on them in the Comic font. I also asked a few people if Norman had been cast, but they claimed to know ‘nothing’.