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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Director: Marc Webb
Writer(s): Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
Jeff Pinkner
Release Date: United Kingdom:
April 16, 2014
May 2, 2014
Running Time: 142 mins
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (also known as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in Brazil) is the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.


It's great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than him. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.


Production History

Series co-star Emma Stone said The Amazing Spider-Man will be the first in what is envisioned as a new series.[1] Columbia Pictures said in March 2011 that it had contracted James Vanderbilt to write a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man,[2] and in August 2011, Sony announced a release date of May 2, 2014.[3]

Columbia Pictures confirmed that Marc Webb will be directing the Amazing Spider-Man sequel.[4] Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner (Fringe) wrote the screenplay, based in part on a draft from The Amazing Spider-Man scribe, James Vanderbilt. Shooting is supposed to begin in Feburary 2013.[5]


  • In August 2011, eleven months before the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man", Sony announced the release date for this sequel.
  • Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, Brady Corbet, Eddie Redmayne, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook were considered to play Harry Osborn. Dane DeHaan was officially cast as Harry on December 3, 2012.
  • Jamie Foxx stated that Electro will not be wearing his classic costume from the comics.
  • Jamie Foxx is the first Oscar winner to portray a Spider-Man villain.
  • This is the first "Spider-Man" film to be filmed entirely in New York, and the largest film production ever in New York City.
  • Three display cases in Oscorp feature a set of metal wings, an exoskeleton holding four arms, and a Fishbowl-type Glass helmet. These are homages to Spider-Man's antagonists the Vulture (Adrian Toomes), Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius), and Mysterio (Quentin Beck).
  • Chris Cooper previously appeared in "Seabiscuit", a film already referenced in the immediately before this one, which featured Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks, who appeared in the previous film series.
  • Director Marc Webb chose to shoot on 35mm film instead of the digital Red Epic cameras the original was shot with. While it is relatively common for franchise films to shoot on film and transition to digital for sequels as digital cinematography and 3D has become more commonplace (e.g. "Resident Evil: Afterlife", "Skyfall", "Iron Man 3", "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") this is a rare example of a franchise switching to film after being shot on digital.
  • Paul Giamatti loved the Russian accent he used for Aleksei Sytsevich: "He's a Russian mobster. Russians are always good villains. My accent is pretty hammy. It seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over-the-top hammy as possible. It was really fun."
  • Rochester, NY, location for the filming of the car chase is the home of Kodak. The movie is being filmed using Kodak film.
  • Marc Webb had a two-picture contract with Twentieth Century Fox, which he partially fulfilled by directing "(500) Days of Summer". The second feature would have conflicted with his schedule for directing this film. To be released from that obligation long enough to shoot this film, Webb had to agree to extend that contract to three pictures.
  • Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary-Jane Watson, and even filmed scenes. But her role was cut from the film because the filmmakers felt there were too many characters and wanted to streamline the series, and have Gwen Stacy be the main love interest.
  • Jane Levy and Kristen Stewart were both considered for the role of Mary Jane, before the character was dropped from the story.
  • Chris Cooper (who plays Norman Osborn in this film of the Spider-Man reboot) was considered for the role of Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius in the second film of the series, released in 2004.
  • When asked the relationship between Peter and Gwen, Emma Stone told Total Film that: "She [Gwen] saves him [Peter] more than he saves her. She's incredibly helpful to Spider-Man... He's the muscle, she's the brains."
  • When discussing the sequel, director Marc Webb explained he "wanted to create a universe that can withstand and anticipate future story lines while also working in and of itself for one movie."
  • The film's portrayal of Electro combines the classic Marvel Comics character (mild Maxwell Dillon, who acquires superpowers in an accident and goes insanely villainous) with the Marvel "Ultimate" character (a leather-clad supervillain).
  • Towards the end of the film, Gwen Stacy wears a mint colored coat and a purple skirt, this is a reference to the controversial "Night That Gwen Stacy Died" story arc in the comics where she wore a very similar outfit.




  1. Emma Stone Talks Spider-Man Reboot & Death of Gwen Stacy
  2. James Vanderbilt Returning to Pen 'Spider-Man' Sequel (Exclusive)
  3. Sony Dates ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Sequel
  4. Marc Webb Is Directing ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′; Emma Stone In Talks
  5. 'Spider-Man 2': Marc Webb to spin sequel with Andrew Garfield

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