When you shoot a movie, it’s pretty much a given that there will be a snag here and there. Usually these consist of things like production delays, actors throwing tantrums or sets burning down. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, however, has a more unique problem to deal with. Apparently, their shooting schedule has brought forth the ire of the New York Hasidic Jew community.
Columbia Pictures is currently set to do some shooting in the New York neighborhood of Williamsburg at the Marcy Avenue Armory from March 22nd to the 27th. Unfortunately, March 25th happens to be the first day of Passover, a rather important holiday for the Jewish community. Being that the neighborhood swells with out-of-towners coming in to gather with their families, shutting down the streets to shoot a movie, no matter how prestigious the title, will cause a logistical nightmare, particularly when it comes to parking.
Of course, these things do happen when the people setting up the shoots don’t do their homework, but it won’t be good press for Columbia to be making such a mess and pissing off a ton of people. Right now they’re working toward a compromise so that the shooting won’t interfere with Passover. Good for them, else the wall-crawler might find himself facing down against more than just Electro this time around.
Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.