The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will feature Ravencroft Institute in some capacity, director Marc Webb revealed on Twitter today.
Marc Webb joins other Marvel directors like Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and James Mangold (TheWolverine) in revealing behind-the-scenes set photos from his superhero film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Webb posts a new pic or announcement almost every day, and it’s usually fun easter egg stuff, or things that reveal a little bit about the plot of the film.
Webb’s latest tweet shows an in-house directional guide to Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, which is basically Spider-Man’s version of Batman’s Arkham Asylum. It debuted in the comics in the early nineties, and has been a staple in some major Spider-Man stories, as it has housed criminals like Carnage, The Jackal, and Vermin.
We don’t know how much of a part Ravencroft will play in the sequel right now. Maybe that’s where Rhys Ifans’ Dr. Curt Connors wound up at the end of the last film and he’ll make a cameo?
In other Amazing Spider-Man 2 news, several reports indicate that Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker may make the jump from high school to college in the sequel. The movie’s synopsis (posted below) hints that graduation is around the corner, and set details leaked recently seem to indicate that a scene or two will take place in a college dorm room.
Also, Shailene Woodley has reportedly wrapped up filming for her scenes as Mary Jane Watson. Introduced into the comics as a rival love interest to Gwen Stacy, Woodley’s Mary Jane was rumored to have little more than a cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with the romantic focus being less love-triangle and more squarely on Peter and Gwen.
I favored the former “love-triangle” option, since set photos showed Woodley in a variety of costumes and scenes, which made me think that her role was bigger than I had previously assumed. But if she’s done after just a few weeks, I guess it’s safe to assume that the original plan of introducing her into the series slowly is still intact.
Anyway, here’s the synopsis forThe Amazing Spider-Man 2:
“For Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), 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 (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.”
Here’s Webb’s tweet, which includes the photo of Ravencroft Institute:
Day 30. Ravencroft. twitter.com/MarcW/status/3…
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) March 18, 2013
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.