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In a flashback, Richard Parker records a video message in an attempt to explain himself before his disappearance. Along with his wife, Mary Parker, he boards a flight that is hijacked by a man sent to kill him. He thwarts the attempt on his life but the pilot loses control of the plane and it crashes, killing everyone on board.

In the present day, Spider-Man is in pursuit of a criminal named Alexsei Sytsevich carrying a truck full of dangerous yellow plutonium chemicals through the city, despite the fact that his graduation ceremony is right at that moment. Whilst talking to a worried Gwen Stacy on the phone, he sees a vision of her late father, Captain Stacy, and is reminded of the promise he made to stay away from Gwen in the previous film. During the chase, he saves the life of Max Dillon, a lonely, isolated Oscorp employee whom Spider-Man compliments as being his "eyes and ears out here". Spider-Man manages to stop Sytsevich, and leaves him in nothing but boxer shorts. Afterwards, Peter meets Gwen at the ceremony just in time to receive his certificate, where the two share a kiss in front of everyone. However, later in the evening, Peter tells Gwen about the visions he's been having and insists that he needs to keep his promise, albeit they stay friends.

After years of being away from the city for boarding school, Harry Osborn returns as the heir to Oscorp Industries and talks with his father, Norman, who is in very poor health. Norman explains to Harry that the illness is genetic and that Harry is at the age where it will begin to show. Before he dies, he gives Harry a small device which he claims contains his life's work. The next day, it is reported that Norman Osborn has passed away, making Harry Osborne CEO of Oscorp. Upon hearing the news, Peter Parker visits Harry and the two are revealed to have been childhood friends.

Max Dillon, now obsessively assuming that he and Spider-Man are best friends due to the compliment he made, attends work on his birthday as an electrician at Oscorp. Whilst performing maintenance on some malfunctioning equipment (presumably placed deliberately), he is badly electrocuted, loses his balance, and falls into a tank of electric eels being used for experiments. The eels attack him with so much electricity that the glass shatters and as a result, he becomes a human mass of electricity. Meanwhile, Peter meets Gwen in attempt to maintain a friendship, and Gwen tells Peter that a job opportunity and scholarship at Oxford means she has to move to England. Before the two can discuss it, Max accidentally shuts off the power to Times Square whilst looking for electricity to power himself. Spider-Man arrives and attempts to calm the situation down, with Gwen recognizing him from an encounter in an elevator; Max agrees, but after the police and a sniper try to shoot him, Max thinks that Spider-Man has betrayed him and attacks, destroying the buildings around. Spider-Man eventually stops him and he is taken to Oscorp to be tested on.

Harry begins to show symptoms of his illness and uses the device his father gave him to deduce that Spider-Man's blood could help save him. He asks Peter for help finding him but Peter refuses, unsure of what effects the transfusion would have. Parker visits Harry again, this time as Spider-Man, but again refuses. Afterwards, Harry is framed by members of the Oscorp board for covering up the accident involving Max Dillon, now known as Electro, and removed from his position as CEO. An employee, Felicia Hardy, informs Harry of equipment kept off the books that could help him, and Harry makes a deal with Electro to get him back in to the Oscorp building. Once in, he finds a suit of armour and other equipment made by his father, including mechanical wings, mechanical tentacles. Harry gets Menken to inject him with venom, from the now destroyed spiders, causing him to transform into a monster.

Peter uses information left behind by his father to locate the video message Richard left. In it, Richard explains that he had to leave New York because he wasn't willing to go along with Norman Osborn's plans to use what they had created for biological weapons. Peter then receives a voicemail message from Gwen, telling him that she was offered the spot at Oxford and was heading to the airport to fly there earlier than expected. Peter manages to catch her by writing "I LOVE YOU" on the Brooklyn Bridge, and professes his love for her, and the two agree to go to England together. They are interrupted by a blackout caused by Electro, who Peter heads off to fight. Gwen eventually follows, against Peter's demands (he even webs her hand to a car), and the two are able to defeat Electro by overloading his electricity supply. Their celebration is short-lived as Harry arrives, now the Green Goblin. Upon seeing Gwen and Spider-Man together, the Goblin quickly deduces Spider-Man's identity and snatches up Gwen. Spider-Man follows and the two engage in a climactic duel inside a clock tower, with Gwen caught in the middle. Despite Spider-Man's best efforts, Gwen falls down the tower and although Spider-Man manages to catch her with a webline, he discovers she is dead. Spider-Man cradles her body and weeps.

Months pass and Spider-Man is nowhere to be seen in New York, as Peter spends every day at Gwen's grave. Meanwhile, Harry Osborn is visited by Gustav Fiers who tells him that they have found several suitable candidates. Harry advises to keep it small and that he'll find everything he needs, at Oscorp. The first chosen candidate is Aleksei Sytsevich, whom they have broken out of prison and given a large suit of armor developed by Oscorp. He attacks the city streets in the suit, going by the name The Rhino. After finally listening to the recording of Gwen's valedictorian speech, Peter is inspired to return as Spider-Man and confront him.



  • Shailene Woodley was initially cast as Mary Jane Watson.[18] In June 2013, Woodley revealed that her scenes had been cut from the film, and instead was planned appear in the third film in the franchise, which never happened.[19] Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, whose casting was announced later the same day, was rumored to replace Woodley in the role for the next film, but Gadon confirmed this was not the case via her Twitter account.[20]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first Spider-Man film to film entirely in New York.[21] New York governor Andrew Cuomo has also called the film the "biggest movie production in New York history."[22]
  • Shooting for the film wrapped on June 25, 2013, after 100 days of filming.[23]
  • The film received mixed reviews from critics, with a 53% from Rotten Tomatoes. Peter and Gwen's chemistry received positive reviews, alongside Dane DeHaan's performance and visual effects.[24]


  • The film and its release date were announced on August 5, 2011, almost a year prior to the first film's release, and before the first film had finished filming.
  • Although the name "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was colloquially used to describe the film since its announcement, the title of the film was not confirmed until February 05, 2013.[5]
  • DCPs for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were distributed under the alias "Pole."
  • On July 17, 2013, two more installments of the franchise were announced. The third installment was going to be released on June 10, 2016, and the fourth installment on May 4, 2018, making each film two years apart. However, following to the critical and financial underperformance of the film and a hack on Sony Pictures, it was announced that Sony would reboot the series and collaborate with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, cancelling the series.
  • This is the third Spider-Man film to be released in May, alongside Spider-Man (2002), and Spider-Man 3.
  • A mid-credits scene in this film is a promotion for X-Men: Days of Future Past. This is due to the fact that Webb had signed on to a film for Fox but left to direct this film, with the scene being a compromise between Fox and Sony.
  • Peter Parker mentioning that his pay was fair for 1961 is a reference to the year Amazing Fantasy, the comic series Spider-Man first appeared on, began publishing.[25]
  • The clock in the tower where Gwen Stacy dies stops at 1:21, it was Amazing Spider-Man #121 the comic in which Gwen died.


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  1. ↑ Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel. Coming Soon (3 December 2012). Retrieved on 18 April 2013.
  2. ↑ Webb, Marc (3 December 2012). Meet Harry Osborn. @danedehaan. Twitter. Retrieved on 3 December 2012.
  3. ↑ Dane DeHaan Tapped for Next "Amazing Spider-Man". The Wrap (3 December 2012). Retrieved on 18 April 2013.
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Cast. The Amazing Spider-Man Official Website. Retrieved on 5 December 2013.
  5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Synopsis. The Amazing Spider-Man Official Website. Retrieved on 31 August 2017.
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 Lesnick, Silas (28 January 2013). Paul Giamatti Up for Rhino Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. SuperHeroHype!. Retrieved on 28 January 2013.
  7. ↑ 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2': First Official Image Of The Rhino. (13 May 2013). Retrieved on 13 May 2013.
  8. ↑ Martin Sheen Back as Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel. SuperHeroHype (10 December 2012). Retrieved on 10 December 2012.
  9. ↑ Chris Cooper To Play Norman Osborn In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. (27 Febraury 2013).
  10. ↑ Chitwood, Adam (27 February 2013). Chris Cooper to Play Norman Osborn in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. Collider. Retrieved on 18 April 2013.
  11. ↑ Trumbore, Dave (17 May 2013). Andy Garcia & Rob Riggle Join LET’S BE COPS, Marton Csokas Boards THE EQUALIZER & Michael Bay’s ALMANAC Finds Jonny Weston & Sofia Black-D'Elia. Collider. Retrieved on 31 May 2013.
  12. ↑ IBelieveInSpidey (2 June 2013). New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set Pictures Reveal A Massive Spoiler!. Comic Book Movie. Retrieved on 2 June 2013.
  13. ↑ Webb, Marc (28 March 2013). Day 38. A supposed rumor about a Dunder-Mifflin takeover of Oscorp?. Twitter. Retrieved on 28 March 2013.
  14. ↑ Webb, Marc (3 February 2014). Almost shot ASM2 in B+W til @bjnovak's (A. Smythe) promo for his excellent book ONE MORE THING beat me to it:. Retrieved on 3 February 2014.
  15. ↑ Sneider, Jeff (21 June 2013). 100% CONFIRMED: Sarah Gadon IS in Amazing Spider-Man 2 briefly. She is NOT playing Mary Jane Watson, who will NOT appear until Part THREE.. Retrieved on 21 June 2013.
  16. ↑ Shea, Courtney (24 July 2013). Sarah Gadon is ready to heat up Hollywood. Toronto Life. Retrieved on 4 August 2013.
  17. ↑ Photos of Stan Lee Filming His Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cameo. SuperHeroHype! (2 June 2013). Retrieved on 23 July 2013.
  18. ↑ Nicholson, Max (October 19, 2012). Confirmed: Shailene Woodley for MJ in Spider-Man 2 and 3. IGN. Retrieved on October 19, 2012.
  19. ↑ Perry, Spencer (19 June 2013). Mary Jane Won't Appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Role Pushed to Third Film. SuperHeroHype!. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.
  20. ↑ Gadon, Sarah (21 June 2013). To all those a twitter, I will not be playing MJ in Spider-Man. I have a role in the film, but it is not that one :). Retrieved on 21 June 2013.
  21. ↑ Kusisto, Laura (12 March 2013). Tax-Policy Web Lures 'Spider-Man' Film Here. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on 18 March 2013.
  22. ↑ Pereira, Ivan (13 March 2013). Spider-Man's newest flick creates super economic boom for state. AM New York. Retrieved on 18 March 2013.
  23. ↑ Webb, Marc (25 June 2013). That's a wrap. Thanks!. Retrieved on 27 June 2013.
  24. ↑ Rotten Tomatoes Reviews.
  25. ↑ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Tumblr
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