by Brett White
An article about New York City's tax policy and role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" drops a hint as to just how much time has passed between Spidey's big screen web-slinging adventures.
In addition to standard details about the film's shooting schedule, which is expected to keep New York City's citizens in Peter Parker's presence for 151 days, the "Wall Street Journal" piece references that a Columbia University dorm room has been built, outfitted for a female freshman with "sparkly sneakers and film-noir posters."
Those flashy sounding kicks could belong to Gwen Stacy, played by the returning Emma Stone, or newcomer Shailene Woodley, as Mary Jane Watson. Considering the culture clash conjured up by picturing sparkly sneakers and film noir posters, one could hypothesize that Spider-Man's two most notable lady loves could be roommates. They were recently spotted shooting a scene together. Perhaps they were discussing dorm room decorations?
Both of Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson's comic counterparts attended the Columbia-esque Empire State University, so these theories are not out of the realm of possibility when it comes to the Marc Webb-directed sequel. If these assumptions are correct, it means that the rebooted "Spider-Man" franchise managed to stay in high school just a tad bit longer than Sam Raimi's trilogy; Peter and friends graduated halfway through 2002's "Spider-Man."
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