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Emma Stone personally wrote Gwen's graduation speech.
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.
This is the first "Spider-Man" film to be filmed entirely in New York [State] and the largest film production ever in New York City.
While filming Peter and Gwen's first reunion after their break up, Andrew Garfield's heel was run over by a taxi.
Felicity Jones's role was significantly cut down due to time constraints. In an interview, Jones stated that she would be an ally to Harry Osborn/Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and at one point, even let it slip that she was playing "the Goblin's girlfriend". Though a small scene showing her alliance to Harry was in the final cut, scenes that implied that there were romantic feelings between the two characters were cut from the film.
The dog that Gwen walks while Peter spies on her from a rooftop, was adopted by Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in 2013.
Early on in the film, Max Dillon has a birthday cake in his fridge that is white with green icing and yellow lightning bolts. This is a homage to the original Electro suit from the comics.
The future of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was widely reported to be incredibly confusing following this films release. In the build up of the film and indeed the few months after its release, it was confirmed that it would be followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and a Sinister Six spin-off film, with Venom and an untitled female super heroine films as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 4 also confirmed to be in the works. However, in August Sony announced that The Sinister Six would take the place of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and that the third in the trilogy would be pushed back to an unspecified date in 2018. Then, during a hack into Sony's email, it was revealed with much media coverage that Sony had approached Marvel Studios with a deal to share the rights of the franchise of which Marvel refused. During this period of time, it was also revealed that Sony wished to fire Andrew Garfield due to his speaking out of the production studio and refusal to meet them for company events. After a lengthy silence, Sony and Marvel revealed on 9 February 2015 they would work together to produce a new Spider-Man series (set in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe") and that The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was canceled.
The humorously hateful news boss J. Jonah Jameson, one of the most iconic characters in Spider-Man's mythos, was never mentioned in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). In this sequel he is spoken of frequently but never appears. The producers claimed they could not find an actor to measure up to J.K. Simmons' legendary portrayal of this character in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. Stan Lee, the writer who came up with the idea for these characters and makes cameo appearances in all the films, has often said he would volunteer to play Jameson if he (Lee) were 30 or 40 years younger.
When this Sony (Columbia) film was shown in theaters, a mid-credits teaser for Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), produced by 20th Century Fox, was included. Director Marc Webb violated a contract with Fox to make a film for them after The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) in order to return to Sony for this franchise; thus Sony had to agree to promote Fox's X-Men movie for free. The scene, which was not included in the video release, is unusual for a mid-credits teaser, in that it is actual footage from the film it is promoting (the scene in Vietnam with Stryker/Mystique).
Several lines featured in the trailers do not appear in the film, including Peter saying "You know what I love about being Spider-Man? Everything." and Harry telling Peter "Oscorp has got you under surveillance."
Dr. Kafka, who experiments with Electro at Ravencroft, is an alter ego of the comic book villain The Chameleon.
When Spider-Man swings and maneuvers through a dark alley, a brief shot of a yellow pair of pants with a red stripe on them can be seen hanging from a clothesline. This is the costume of comic book villain Shocker.
Shortly after the film was released in theaters, a petition was started on for a longer director's cut of the film. The petition reached over four thousand signatures in three days.
When the reporter is interviewing two bystanders after Spider-Man's first battle with Electro, they speculate that Spider-Man defeated him by wearing a rubber/neoprene suit, which is how Spider-Man first defeated Electro in the comic book.
Chris Cooper who plays Norman Osborn in "Amazing Spider-Man 2" had been considered for the role of Doctor Otto "Octopus" Octavius in Spider-Man 2 (2004).
When asked about Gwen's relationship to Peter, Emma Stone told Total Film that: "She saves him more than he saves her. She's incredibly helpful to Spider-Man. He's the muscle, she's the brains."
As was done with Captain America in the transition from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to The Avengers (2012), Spider-Man's costume for this film is tailored to resemble his original costume from the comic books, when the character was first introduced. After The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was criticized by fans for its inaccurate costume, the wardrobe for this film includes the original color patterns for Spidey's hands and feet and the large white eyepieces (which have not been done in any major motion picture about Spider-Man. Each time, the costume eyes were thin, clear colored frames.) The only differences from the costume for this film and the very first Spider-Man costume are the Spider insignia on his back and the lack of Web "wings" beneath his arms.
At 142 minutes, this is longer than any previous Spider-Man film.
When Peter interrupts Gwen on her way to her final interview for Oxford, upon realising where they are, Peter's rambling to the receptionist was improvised several times by Andrew Garfield, and the producers and director chose their favourite version from among all the takes that were recorded.
The character Jorge has the same name as the child actor who plays him - Jorge Vega - because he was having difficulty in responding to instructions with other names.
When Spider-Man and Electro fling one another at the climactic fight, the heavy bass version of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," a running gag in this series, can be heard when the electric nodes are hit.
When Harry accesses his father's archive you can see the file names Ravencroft, Dr.Connors, Dr.Morbius, and Venom Storage 7U. Ravencroft is the asylum seen later in this film, Dr. Curt Connors is the Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Dr. Michael Morbius is a Spider-Man villain with vampire-like attributes, and Venom is Spider-man's demented lookalike whose story was filmed in Spider-Man 3 (2007). All these villains were intended to join the "Sinister Six" organization in the ultimately-cancelled third installment of this reboot.
In August 2011, eleven months before the release of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Sony announced the release date for this sequel.
The theme from Spider-Man (1967) is played repeatedly as Peter's cell phone ringtone, and Spider-Man also whistles the theme when stripping Aleksei Systevich.
This is the first Spider-Man film to not feature any new footage of Uncle Ben. He does appear in the film but only in stock footage in the beginning, taken from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Marc Webb had a two-picture contract with Twentieth Century Fox, which he partially fulfilled by directing (500) Days of Summer (2009). 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.
Jamie Foxx wore 21 thin silicone facial prosthetics, which works better than foam when it comes to mimicking skin.
Filmed entirely in New York State, making it the largest movie to ever be filmed in the state.
For the scene where Peter tries to change out of his Spidey costume before Aunt May enters, the shot where the boot hits the remote control (unlocking the door) was attempted several times but never worked out right. As a result, the crew decided to do it digitally.
The bridge with the webbed message "I love you" was constructed fully digitally due to the bridge being covered with a tarp on the day of filming.
It was originally planned for this film to have two direct sequels, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 respectively, but Sony opted for a reboot alongside Marvel Studios instead, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man interacting with Captain America, Thor, etcetera.
In the film, Peter remarks what J. Jonah Jameson pays him is fair...for 1961. That was the year before Amazing Fantasy #15 (the comic issue that first introduced Spider-Man) was released.
When Peter offers to accompany Gwen to England, he says he might catch Jack the Ripper. This was the premise of a story written for the never-produced 6th season of the Spider-Man (1994) cartoon.
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."
On a press tour, Andrew Garfield opened up to his views on the cancelled and controversy of this series. When asked how he felt no longer being Spider-Man he replied: 'Well, nothing, because I was never Spider-Man. Because Spider-Man's a fictional character. He's not real. You know what's funny, to give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going...ego shit came in. It's like, "Okay, here it is. I'm fucking Spider-Man. I fucking made it." All that shit. I didn't actually make it. I was never Spider-Man. I was the actor that I am. The person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I'd elevated so high in my mind. Elevated beyond what I could attain, what I could achieve. The great thing is, that's what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn't live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough. And I wanted to...not to say that I needed to rescue those films, but I couldn't make them as deep and soulful and...life-giving as I could ever dream. And I'm never gonna be able to do that, with any film. It was especially difficult in that situation because...well, just because. And it was especially important because that character has always meant so much to me...'He also revealed that he consistently pushed on Sony to crossover Spider-Man with the MCU.
To promote this film, Jamie Foxx briefly changed his Twitter user-name to "Electro".
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."
When Spider-Man comes out of the alleyway, the background behind him shows the moon and the cloud, which resembles Mysterio because the moon is his helmet and the the cloud is his cape.
The first Spider-Man film to not be released the same year as a Bourne film. This pattern began in 2002 with the release of both Spider-Man (2002) and The Bourne Identity (2002). Then, Spider-Man 2 (2004) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004) were released in 2004. In 2007, Spider-Man 3 (2007) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) were released to conclude both series's trilogies. Even more interesting, their reboots, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Bourne Legacy (2012) were both released in 2012.
In a flashback sequence, Peter is seen speaking to Captain Stacy (Gwen's Father) as he is dying. In this flashback, Peter speaks to him unmasked, and he tells Peter to "keep Gwen out of it (his life as a superhero)". In the original comic book issue, Captain Stacy speaks to Peter while he is still wearing his mask. He says "Take care of her boy", implying he knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man all along.
A black poster with The Ramones logo can be seen in Peter's room. The Ramones recorded a well known punk version of The Theme From Spider-Man (1967).
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 (2010), Skyfall (2012), Iron Man Three (2013), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)) this is a rare example of a franchise switching to film after being shot on digital.
The first major Hollywood production since Away We Go (2009) to utilize extensive green filmmaking initiatives to reduce CO2 emission. Instances include: Mark Friedberg and his production team mostly built sets from 49 tons of salvaged and donated material; Effects like smoke and snow are water-based and bio-degradable. Most of the clothing material and textiles used in the film were either donated or salvaged and were cleaned with detergent and cold water. Subtle eco-friendly messages were placed throughout, notably the wind-power project that Spider-Man fixes for Jorge. It is the first film to gain Sony's own "A Greener World" label at the end credits.
Due to the criticism surrounding Spider-Man's suit used in the first film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), the one used in this movie was designed to resemble its original comic book counterpart.
Of the five Spider-Man films released as of 2014, Max Dillon/Electro is the first super-villain that doesn't have any personal connection to Spider-Man's alter ego, Peter Parker.
While filming the scene in which Peter and Harry catch-up, some newspapers mistook the two actors' chemistry for real life bonding on set.
Dane DeHaan plays Harry Osborn, who was previously played by James Franco. Both of these actors have also played James Dean.
Part of the reason the movie is shot in film instead of digital is due to cinematographer Dan Mindel: he is one of a group of cinematographers who are proponents of shooting on film rather than digital. As a condition, Mindel told the producers that if the film was to be shot in digital or in Super 35, then he wasn't the right man for the job.
Jane Levy and Kristen Stewart were both considered for the role of Mary Jane, before the character was dropped from the story.
Jamie Foxx is the first African-American to play a villain in the Spider-Man films.
For Electro's design, the FX team studied electrical phenomena like lightning storms and Tesla coils.
The soundtrack song Electro Mix by Alvin Risk and Hans Zimmer is heard briefly in the film, when Electro comes to regard Spider-man as an enemy. Its rhythm and meter are very to similar to the classic Dr. Seuss epic poem for children, Green Eggs & Ham. The bit which is heard in the movie is particularly reminiscent of the iconic Green Eggs passage which reads: "That Sam-I-Am, that Sam-I-Am, I do not like that Sam-I-Am..."
With the release of this film and its soundtrack, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer have now both composed music for live action Batman and Spider-Man films. Elfman scored Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Spider-Man (2002), and Spider-Man 2 (2004); Zimmer scored Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Both Andrew Garfield and Felicity Jones have starred in Doctor Who (2005). Rhys Ifans, villain of the preceding installment The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), was considered to play The Eleventh Doctor, a role which eventually went to Garfield's close friend Matt Smith.
The host at Gwen and Peter's graduation managed to get the part after Andrew Garfield personally recommended the actor.
Though the film never received any Oscar nominations, it made the short list announced by the Academy for Best Achievement in Hair and Makeup.
In an interview published on his website, James Horner revealed why he didn't return to write the music for this film. He didn't like how it turned out compared to the first one and he called the movie "terrible" and "dreadful". He was ultimately replaced by Hans Zimmer.
The name of classic Spider-man villain Dr. Kafka suggests Franz Kafka, who wrote the fable Die Verwandlung (The Transformation, usually called The Metamorphosis in English). This story is about a young man completely transformed into an insect. Peter Parker is a young man partially transformed into an arachnid, so the connection is suitable.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is the third highest-grossing film in the Philippines of all time with over PHP 443 million (over USD 9.8 million) in box office revenue, behind Iron Man Three (2013) and The Avengers (2012).
When James Cameron tried to make a Spider-Man movie in the 1990s, he was going to make Electro the main villain. But his version of Electro was going to be totally different from the comics. Instead of Electro being Max Dillon who got his powers from fixing a power line in the middle of a thunderstorm, this version instead would be a billionaire criminal named Carlton Strand who got his powers from getting struck by lightning from an electricity generating device.
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During the act towards the end of the feature, a police car in shot can be seen with the car number '1701', the registration of Star Trek (1966)'s USS Enterprise. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were writers of the Star Trek (2009) reboot.
Rochester, NY was the shooting location for the car chase at the beginning of the film. Rochester is the home of Kodak, the brand of film used for the movie.
Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci claim that this is their final writing collaboration before going separate ways to pursue their own projects.
In the beginning of the movie, Peter Parker struggles with seeing the ghost of Captain Stacy who is played by Denis Leary. Leary starred in Rescue Me (2004) where his character struggles with seeing the ghost of his cousin.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman first worked together on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), which was executive produced by Spider-Man (2002) director Sam Raimi. Kurtzman was himself portrayed on one episode by series regular Ted Raimi who also appeared in the previous Spider-Man films as Hoffman.
This movie had 3 villains tieing the record from Spider-Man 3 (2007).
It is the only movie in all the 5 Spider-Man movies where both the villains Electro and Rhino do not know the real identity of Spider-Man.
The floor tiles in Donald Menken's office at Oscorp show the same pattern as the carpets in the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining', though only in gray and black instead of orange, red and black.
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Spider-Man is a "Leo" (star sign). This was said by Jamie Foxx as he gripped his bosses collar saying he wasn't Spider-Man.
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Jean Dujardin, Mads Mikkelsen and Damian Lewis were considered for the part of Electro.
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"Song for Zula" by Phosphorescent, featured in this film, previously appeared during the end credits of The Spectacular Now (2013). The latter film was written for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also wrote director Marc Webb's first feature film, (500) Days of Summer (2009).
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The 2012 film and this one, both failed to gross more money at the box office, individually matched up against anyone of Sam Raimi's films. Because of this, the studio decided to cancel the series after only 5 years, opting in favor of rebooting the series for a second time. With the appearance of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, it is the start of the recently rebooted series.
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Gwen says to Spider-Man, "What are you, a caveman?" (She's suggesting he's a male chauvinist pig.) This may be a nod to Emma Stone's role in The Croods (2013) where she played a caveman's daughter.
This is Dane DeHaan's second superhero movie in which his character develops a darker side, his first being Chronicle (2012).
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The first Spider-Man film to be filmed entirely in New York City. Is also the biggest production filmed in New York City.
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A rumor, begun by Latino Review, circulated that Sony wished to produce a Aunt May prequel to this film franchise. Sony has confirmed this idea was never in talks, however.
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The name of Colm Feore's character Donald Menken is a combination of two Mad Men (2007) characters, Donald Draper and Rachel Menken. Donald Menken was 2nd in command at OsCorp in the comics and cartoons.
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In the comics, Dr. Kafka was a woman, rather than a man as portrayed in the film.
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When Peter is getting changed and putting the Spiderman costume in his cupboard the costume colours change to match other Spiderman outfits including Miles Morales (black and red) and Ben Reilly/The Scarlet Spider (Blue chest & red limbs).
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In the scene where Peter and Gwen are breaking up Scott Dunt can be seen as an extra in the restaurant.
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The Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-Ray include an audio descriptive track.
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The character "Kafka" is a ridiculous nod to the female doctor Ashley Kafka, a regular psychiatrist from Ravencroft in Spider-man comics.
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The end credits tease at the canceled spin-off film, "Sinister Six". The credits show schematics of Doctor Octavius's tentacles, Rhino's armor, Vulture's wings, Kraven's logo, Green Goblin's glider and Mysterio or the Chameleon's mask.
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The beginning and end sequences were filmed on [and around] Main Street [West and East] in Rochester, NY. It should be noted that Andrew Garfield was not in Rochester. It is also likely that Paul Giamatti was not in Rochester either. Also, many Rochester buildings are featured throughout the film during Spider-Man's web swinging!
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Stan Lee: A guest at the graduation who sees Peter in his cap and gown but wearing the Spider-Man mask, says "I know that kid," as well he should since it was he who came up with the idea for the character.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

According to the actors, the original Green Goblin vs. Spider-Man fight was longer and more violent, but had to be cut in order to keep the PG-13 rating. Things that were cut include a scene where the Goblin is conscious when Gwen dies and laughs at Peter as he cries over Gwen's body, then Peter almost beats the Goblin to death after Gwen is killed.
When Gwen Stacy dies, the clock tower's hand spins rapidly, landing on 01:21. Gwen Stacy is killed in The Amazing Spider-Man #121.
Several scenes involving Dane DeHaan were cut due to the disturbing and intense nature of the scenes. These include:
  • Harry drinking and speeding while the girl he is on a date with begs him to slow down.

  • Several scenes in which Felicia and Harry bond and romantic feelings between the two are implied.

  • An extended version of Harry's transformation into the Green Goblin, including his teeth growing and shattering, and his nails growing into claws.

  • The Green Goblin showing himself to Felicia, who is in the building during the transformation, and sparing her life. In this scene, the Goblin kills Menken, and proceeds to destroy the Oscorp building.

  • The Goblin cutting the web that Gwen is holding on to, which leads to her death. Alternate versions of Gwen's death also included the Goblin fatally stabbing her, and breaking her neck with his bare hands.

When Spider-Man ties Gwen's hand to the cop car hood with a web and swings away, Gwen yells "Peter!" after him and covers her mouth with her hand. This was a genuine mistake by Emma Stone, who was supposed to say "Spider-Man" instead of "Peter", and covering her mouth at the mistake was the genuine reaction of the actress, not the character. Director Marc Webb called it a happy accident and left it in because it was so well performed that it did not break character.
The final battle between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man was filmed in an actual clock tower where temperatures would reach 115 degrees. Dane DeHaan had to wear prosthetics and make up requiring 3 1/2 hours of application as well as his Goblin costume, which weighed 50 lbs and couldn't be opened without power tools. After DeHaan lost 7 lbs in a single day, the film's medic was so concerned that DeHaan would get heat stroke, that crew members were told to pour buckets of ice on DeHaan's head and down his suit between takes. Unfortunately, this didn't work because his body temperature was so high that the ice would melt and turn into steam before he could feel the cooling effects. Eventually, a tubing system that would pump cold water was installed in the goblin suit so that the cooler temperatures could reach DeHaan's body.
Towards the end of the film, Gwen Stacy wears a mint colored coat and a purple skirt, very similar to what she was wearing when she died in the comic book.
Three Spider-Man villains have cameo roles in the movie: a female Oscorp employee named Felicia Hardy, a burglar known as Black Cat who is occasionally a love interest of Spider-Man, Allister Smythe, the Spider Slayer who makes an army of robots for the named purpose and Aleksei Sytsevich becomes The Rhino as shown at the end of the movie.
Shailene Woodley, who filmed scenes as Mary Jane Watson before this character was cut from the film, can be seen briefly near the film's climax. She can be seen from behind during a shot inside a café just as Rhino prepares his attack and after Peter's listened to Gwen's graduation speech.
According to director Marc Webb, the deleted scene which involved Harry's teeth shattering during his Goblin transformation gave some children in the test audience nightmares.
When Electro is cruelly interrogating Menken with cardiac arrest, Dane DeHaan impulsively started to whistle the Jeopardy! (1984) theme. Producer Matthew Tolmach decided this was in character for the maddened Harry and was too good to remove or record over, therefore decided to pay the copyright fee for its use.
For the deleted scene, 'Peter Meets His Father', Andrew Garfield refused to rehearse the scene beforehand or even see/speak to Campbell Scott in order to generate a genuine emotional response when they first lay eyes on each other.
Before being cast for the role, Paul Giamatti was asked, on Conan: Hell's Cul-de-sac (2011), what Spider-Man villain he would like to play one day, and his answer was The Rhino.
Two display cases in Oscorp feature a set of metal wings and an exoskeleton holding four arms. These are homages to Spider-Man's antagonists the Vulture (Adrian Toomes) and Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius).
The Green Goblin in the film combines the classic Marvel Comics character (a character who rides on a glider and utilizes an arsenal) and the Marvel "Ultimate" character (mutated into a goblin-like creature through a dose of Spider-Man's blood).
Gwen's death happens 121 minutes into the film. In the first series of comic books Gwen dies in Amazing Spider-Man issue 121.
When asked whether or not Gwen Stacy would survive in this film, Marc Webb commented: "There are times where we feel obligated to follow the source material, and there are times where we feel the need to deviate from it, and besides, Emma Stone is a very talented actress, and we like having her around."
The film's portrayal of the Rhino combines the classic Marvel Comics character (Aleksei Sytsevich, a dim-witted criminal) and the Marvel "Ultimate" character (a villain wearing rhino-like military armor).
The film's portrayal of Electro combines the classic Marvel Comics character (mild Maxwell Dillon, who acquires superpowers in an accident and goes insane) with the Marvel "Ultimate" character (a leather-clad supervillain).
The original plot outline by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman has the following differences from the film:
  • While the Mary Jane Watson sequences were shot but excluded from the final film, the script establishes Mary Jane as Peter's next door neighbor who has an alcoholic, abusive father, sports a Spider-man tattoo, works as a waitress, and builds motorcycles in her spare time. At one point Peter confronts her father to lay off her. When Gwen is planning to head to London, she gives a piece of dating advice to Mary Jane, telling her to date a nerd.

  • Max originally lives with his handicapped mother at home and once he returned home as Electro, he noticed that his mother was standing and got paid a hefty compensation by Oscorp. He gets angry and begins using his powers, which is what sets off his confrontation with the police in Times Square.

  • J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson from the Daily Bugle were to appear in the film, but director Marc Webb had difficulty of finding an actor that can better J.K. Simmons' performance in the Sam Raimi Spider-man trilogy. In the script Peter is a student at Empire State University, bringing his first Spider-Man pictures to Jameson, who gives him a tour of the Daily Bugle. Jameson complains that the Internet is killing the newspaper business; later, Spidey and Electro's first fight send them crashing through the Daily Bugle offices and the printing presses.

  • Peter willingly gives his blood to help Harry. The Goblin suit is explained as something that was secretly built by Richard Parker for the crippled Norman Osborn. When Richard didn't give his blood to Norman, the suit was hidden in Norman's boathouse, only to be eventually found by Harry.

  • Rather than 7 months, as the time period of the film takes place, it instead plays out in 18 months. The second act of the film jumps one year later after the graduation scene.

  • Dr. Ratha from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was meant to reappear in this movie. Although his final scene in that movie left him in mortal peril, the writers insist that he survived that predicament. But Irrfan Khan was unavailable to reprise the role, so the character Donald Menken was introduced to engineer Harry's dismissal from Oscorp in Ratha's place.

  • The characters of Rhino and Jorge originally do not appear in the film's story.

  • Gwen's death plays out similarly as in the finished film but while she's clinging on to her life, she tells Peter to never give up, echoing both an earlier talk she had with Mary Jane and George Stacy's dying words to Peter in the preceding film.

  • Instead of Peter watching Gwen's graduation video at the end, his father Richard turns up alive, saying that he had been watching over Peter all these years he was pretending to be dead, and convinces him to become Spider-man again. Richard says the film's final line, "With great power comes great responsibility", reintroducing Spidey's catchphrase into the Amazing Spider-man film series.

Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper are the first Oscar winners to portray Spider-Man villains. However, Cooper's Norman Osborn does not become a villain in this continuity although he did in the comic book.
Following the mixed critical and audience reaction to the film, star Andrew Garfield revealed that the screen-story had undergone major rewrites and restructuring during production. The original script focused more on the relationship between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker, as well as the evolution of Max Dillon into the psychotic Electro and Harry Osborn's descent into madness. During production at the behest of Sony studios, the story underwent a major overhaul to introduce a number of additional characters from the Spider-Man mythos, including Rhino, Black Cat, Dr. Kafka, with allusions to Mysterio, Vulture, Dr. Octopus, and Kraven the Hunter, among others with the hopes of creating a line of spin-off films. For his part, Garfield himself expressed his own disappointment at the deviation from the original story.
When Aleksei is first defeated by Spider-Man, his underpants feature a rhinoceros graphic, anticipating his appearance as The Rhino at the end of the film.
Harry Osborn is actually never called Green Goblin. Max Dillon calls himself Electro after the Times Square scene, and Aleksei Sytsevich isn't called Rhino until the end of the film where he calls himself "The Rhino".
The emotional performance Andrew Garfield delivered during Gwen's death scene was a genuine emotion due to the fact the two actors hadn't seen each other for a few days prior to the shoot. Producer Matthew Tolmach later revealed that Andrew sent a photo text on the day, remarking "I f****** hate you!"
There were several different endings filmed, including one where the Goblin (Dane DeHaan) snaps Gwen's neck with his bare hands. But this was deemed too violent for a PG-13 rating. A version where the Goblin fatally stabs Gwen was also filmed. Ultimately, both were cut and replaced with the version that is seen in the film, which closely resembles the comic book version of the events
Richard Parker's secret lab Roosevelt is based on Track 61 built under the Waldorf Astoria. The track was solely used by the White House to hide the fact the polio-suffering President Franklin D. Roosevelt needed the use of a wheel chair, as acknowledged in the film. This same tunnel was also the basis of the novel/movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).
While looking up his father's meaning of Roosevelt, Peter sees an image of the Roosevelt Island Tramway. This was an important item used in Spider-Man (2002), which featured Mary Jane Watson narrowly surviving the same trap that kills Gwen in this movie.
Aleksei's assumption of The Rhino identity, as well as files in the insane asylum regarding Morbius, Venom, and the Lizard and the tools of the Vulture and Doctor Octopus in Oscorp's laboratory, were meant to lead into the third movie where they are recruited by Gustav Fiers (the man who visited the captive Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and the captive Harry in this movie) to form the Sinister Six. This plan was canceled in favor of taking the cinematic Spider-Man in a totally different direction.
This is the first Spider-Man movie where Spider-Man fights a criminal (Aleksei) before he becomes a costumed villain (The Rhino).
One of the pictures of Gwen in Peter's room (shown at 2:07:51) was taken behind the scenes of filming Captain Stacy's funeral in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Though Peter is a photographer, he is not shown taking at least one picture throughout the whole film.
During the final battle with at the Oscorp power plant, after being knocked down by Electro, Spider-Man looks behind him to his left-directly at a Spider-Man logo painted on the wall. This is seen in at least one other occasion during the scene.

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