The Amazing Spider-Man 2
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Marc Webb|
|Produced by||Avi Arad
|Screenplay by||Alex Kurtzman
|Story by||Alex Kurtzman
by Stan Lee
|Music by||Hans Zimmer
The Magnificent Six
|Editing by||Pietro Scalia
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||142 minutes|
|Box office||$5.4 million|
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (released as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in some markets) is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It serves as a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to re-write it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field are set to star.
Development of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 began after the success of The Amazing Spider-Man. DeHaan, Giamatti, Jones, and Cooper were cast between December 2012 and February 2013. Filming took place in New York from February to June 2013. The film is scheduled to be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 2, 2014 in the United States.
In a flashback, Richard Parker records a video message to explain his disappearance. He and his wife Mary board a plane, but the flight is hijacked by a man sent to assassinate Richard, with the pilot dead, the plane crashes.
In the present day, Peter Parker continues to fight crime as Spider-Man. He pursues and apprehends Aleksei Sytsevich, who attempted to steal a truck containing plutonium vials. During the chase, Spider-Man rescues Oscorp Industries employee Max Dillon. While talking to Gwen Stacy on the phone, Peter sees a vision of her late father, Captain George Stacy, reminding him of the promise he made to stay away from Gwen. Afterwards, Peter makes it with Gwen at their high school graduation ceremony. However, he insists that he needs to keep his promise to her father and ends their relationship.
Peter's childhood friend Harry Osborn returns to New York to see his terminally ill father Norman, the CEO of Oscorp Industries. Norman explains his illness is hereditary, and Harry is at the age where it first develops. Before he dies, he gives Harry a small device which he claims contains his life's work. The next day, Norman dies and Harry is appointed the new Oscorp CEO, only to become corrupt among the Oscorp board, causing them to plan on firing him.
Assuming they are now friends, Max develops an obsession with Spider-Man. Whilst tending to some maintenance in an Oscorp laboratory, he loses his balance and falls into a tank of electric eels being used for experiments. The electricity mutates him into a living electric generator. Meanwhile, Peter tries to maintain a friendship with Gwen, but she tells him she is moving to England for school. Before they can discuss it, Max wanders into Times Square and accidentally causes a blackout. Spider-Man attempts to calm him down, but the police try to shoot Max, making him lose his temper and attack. Spider-Man eventually stops him, and he is taken to Ravencroft Institute.
The first symptoms of Harry's illness show, and he uses the device Norman gave him to deduce that Spider-Man's blood could help save him. He asks Peter, who has been sending photos of Spider-Man to The Daily Bugle, for help finding Spider-Man. Peter initially refuses, unsure of what effects the transfusion would have. The Oscorp board members frame Harry for covering up Max's accident, and remove him from his position as CEO. Harry's assistant Felicia Hardy informs him of equipment that could help him, so he makes a deal with Max (now calling himself "Electro") to get him back in to the Oscorp building. Inside, he finds a suit of armor and other equipment made by Norman, as well as venom from the now destroyed spiders, which instead causes him to transform into a hideous goblin-like creature.
Peter uses information left behind by his father to locate the video message he left. In it, Richard explains he had to leave New York because he was unwilling 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 she was offered the job in England and is heading to the airport earlier than expected. He manages to catch her and professes his love for her, and they agree to go to England together. Electro causes another blackout, and Peter heads off to fight him. Gwen follows, and they are able to kill Electro causing an explosion by overloading his electricity supply. Afterward, the transformed Harry arrives equipped with Norman's armor and weaponry; upon seeing Gwen, Harry quickly deduces Spider-Man's true identity and, wanting revenge for being refused the blood transfusion, kidnaps Gwen. He fights Spider-Man at the top of a clock tower, and while Spider-Man manages to subdue Harry, Gwen falls to her death.
Months later, Peter has given up being Spider-Man and spends every day at Gwen's grave. Meanwhile, Harry, healing from his transformations, and his associate (the man in the shadows from the first film) breaks Alexsei Sytsevich out of prison, gives him the code name "Rhino" and equips him with a mechanical suit of armor. Rhino rampages through the streets, and a recording of Gwen's graduation speech inspires Peter to return as Spider-Man and confront him.
- Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man: An orphaned teenage boy who received amazing spider-powers after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Peter first uses his powers to hunt down the killer of his uncle in The Amazing Spider-Man but soon decides to use his powers to fight crime as the vigilante known as Spider-Man. Garfield explained that the suit that he will wear in the film will be undergoing a new design. Garfield hopes to bring back the theme of him being an orphan stating, "I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself". He felt that it was a responsibility to take on the role and that he does not take it lightly.
- Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy: A high school student and Peter's love interest. When asked about Peter and Gwen's relationship in the sequel, Stone said, "She saves him more than he saves her. She's incredibly helpful to Spider-Man... He's the muscle, she's the brains."
- Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon / Electro: An electrical engineer who works for Oscorp Industries. Foxx described the character as "a nobody" who initially idolizes Spider-Man. He develops an obsession with Spider-Man after being saved by him and obtains his powers through an accident at Oscorp involving electric eels.
- Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn / Green Goblin: An old friend of Peter and son of Norman Osborn. He was sent away to boarding school around the same time Peter's parents disappeared, and meets him for the first time since then in the film. He eventually assumes the role of the Green Goblin.
- Campbell Scott as Richard Parker
- Embeth Davidtz as Mary Parker
- Colm Feore as Donald Menken
- Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich / The Rhino: Giamatti explained that his character has a particular kind of suit. "He’s a Russian mobster. Russians are always good villains. I have an ability to just destroy things,” he said. "My accent is pretty hammy. I loved doing it. It seemed to me like an opportunity to be as over-the-top hammy as possible. It was really fun."
- Sally Field as May Parker: Peter's aunt.
Chris Cooper was cast as Norman Osborn, the president of Oscorp and Harry Osborn's father, while Marton Csokas portrays Dr. Kafka, the head of Ravencroft Institute and B. J. Novak will be portraying Alistair Smythe. Denis Leary reprises his role as Captain George Stacy from the first film. Felicity Jones has been cast as Felicia Hardy. Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee will have a cameo appearance.
Producer Matt Tolmach stated that there "will be more than one [sequel] and at the very least three." The first sequel is set for release on May 2, 2014. The sequel's villain was teased in the 2012 film. Webb stated that the origin story would further unfold in the second installment. In June 2012, Webb said he was unsure whether he would return, though it was confirmed on September 28, 2012, that he would return to direct the sequel. He claimed he "wanted to create a universe that not only can withstand but anticipate future storylines" while also "working in and of itself for one movie." Andrew Garfield had also expressed hope to reprise his role, and in September 2012, it was confirmed that he would do so. Emma Stone was later confirmed to be reprising her role as Gwen Stacy, having signed a contract for two Amazing Spider-Man sequels. The original costume and mask from The Amazing Spider-Man was altered and has lens in the mask, making the eyes bigger. The web shooters were also modified.
Actor J. K. Simmons expressed his interest in reprising his role as J. Jonah Jameson from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy should the studio offer it to him. In October 2012 Electro was rumored as the next villain. Jamie Foxx was given the role. That December, Foxx confirmed that he was cast as the character, and during an interview with MTV, he explained that the redesign of the character will be more grounded along with details of his depiction. On December 3, 2012, Marc Webb revealed that Dane DeHaan was chosen to play Harry Osborn. In addition, according to Webb, it is confirmed that actor Martin Sheen will return as Ben Parker in the film, but with not yet any confirmed role to make. Paul Giamatti was confirmed as a cast member in February 2013. Felicity Jones confirmed her involvement with the movie under an undisclosed role. Giamatti also indicated in an October 2013 interview that he would return in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 as well. On February 27, 2013, Chris Cooper was cast as Norman Osborn.
On October 10, 2012, it was announced that Shailene Woodley was offered the role of Mary Jane Watson. Mary Jane was confirmed as a small role in the film when on March 14, 2013, it was confirmed that Shailene Woodley had concluded filming her scenes. On June 19, 2013, it was announced that Mary Jane was cut from the film. Director Marc Webb told The Hollywood Reporter that the cut was "a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship."
On February 4, 2013, Marc Webb posted on his Twitter account that principal photography had begun. He also confirmed that the sequel is being shot on 35mm film in the anamorphic format, instead of being filmed digitally as the preceding film was. Sony revealed this would be the first Spider-Man film to be filmed entirely in New York, with the exception of a car chase scene that was filmed in Rochester because the speed laws are less restrictive in upstate New York. This was to be the largest film production ever in New York City. The decision to film in Williamsburg, Brooklyn near the Passover holiday caused some controversy, as critics believed that this was culturally insensitive, and would cause problems with parking. The filming company decided to work with the community and then agreed to adjust its production activities for Passover.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have been seen wearing graduation uniforms, suggesting they will be graduating from high school in the film. On June 25, Webb posted on his Twitter account that filming was completed.
A post-credit teaser scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past was added to the film after its London premiere, due to an existing deal between Webb and 20th Century Fox, in which Fox allowed Webb to direct the film if Sony would promote the X-Men film for free. The scene, set during the Vietnam War, sees Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), a rogue mutant, trying to infiltrate a military camp led by William Stryker (Josh Helman) in an attempt to recruit fellow mutants Havok (Lucas Till) and Toad (Evan Jonigkeit). The scene's inclusion sparked confusion among some viewers in the United Kingdom, who incorrectly thought a X-Men–Spider-Man crossover film was being planned, based on how Marvel Studios and Disney use codas within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to promote future films.
On July 20, 2013, Webb announced that Hans Zimmer will be composing the music for the film, replacing James Horner, the composer of the first film. On October 25, 2013, Pharrell Williams revealed to Billboard that he will co-compose the score with Zimmer. Webb and Zimmer formed a supergroup with Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger and David A. Stewart to create the music for the sequel. The soundtrack for film is set to be released on April 22, 2014 by Columbia Records and Madison Gate Records. Hans Zimmer described his work for this movie to be different from previous works that he did, thus revealing one of the themes for the movie, which was first heard on the website. 
On March 31, 2014, a track called "It's On Again" was uploaded to Soundcloud. It features vocals by Kendrick Lamar and Alicia Keys. Via Twitter, Keys announced the song and credited Zimmer and Williams along with Lamar and herself for the song, and she included a hashtag saying "Spiderman", indicating the song is part of the soundtrack.
On July 17, 2013, Sony released a clip from the film with the first released footage of Jamie Foxx as Electro to encourage attendance at their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International. At the panel they premiered a four-minute trailer, which was not publicly released but eventually leaked on the internet. Viral marketing for the film included a version of the Daily Bugle on the blogging service Tumblr, which included references to Kate Cushing, Detective Stan Carter, the ‘Big Man’, Izzy Bunsen, Joy Mercado, Donald Menken, the Vulture, Hydro-Man, Spencer Smythe, Ned Leeds, Anne Weying, J. Jonah Jameson, Shocker, Alistair Smythe, Doctor Octopus, Eddie Brock, The Enforcers and Puma. Marc Webb tweeted a photo of a message in Dwarven language revealing that the first trailer is set to debut prior to 3D screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Evian serves as a promotional partner of the film. On April 1, 2014, the brand released an advertisement "The Amazing Baby & Me 2" featuring Spider-Man and a baby version of him, as a follow-up to their original "Baby & Me" campaign.
The release of the film in the United Kingdom was pushed forward to April 16, 2014, 2 days ahead of its original April 18 date. Deadline noted that approximately $180-190 million of the film's budget was used on marketing.
The movie has received mostly positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 72% based on reviews from 46 critics, with an average score of 6.2/10. The site's consensus states: "Thanks to Marc Webb's confident directing and talented cast, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 entertains in spite of its crowded canvas and occasionally stilted narrative." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 based on reviews from critics, the film has a score of 58 based on 9 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
Tim Robey of The Telegraph said, "Marc Webb's Spider-Man sequel is overstuffed with high-voltage villains, but the sparks between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone save the day". Simon Reynolds of Digital Spy said, "Peter's past, present and future all intertwine in a sequel that offers bang for your buck. That said you can't help feel the franchise bean counters at work here thanks to all the ominous foreshadowing and unresolved character arcs. Too many cooks and all that..." Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter said, "The eponymous hero hits his super-heroic stride here, as does Andrew Garfield in the role, especially when Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker learns there's always some fine print in a contract with this many benefits. The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main, this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor." Guy Lodge of Variety said, "Redundancy remains a problem, but this overlong superhero sequel gets by on sound, fury and star chemistry."
- Outside North America
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened to $2.73 million in UK and to $190,000 in Belgium, while opening to $1.44 million in Australia and $1.11 million in Germany.
Sequels and spinoffs
On June 17, 2013, Sony announced two more planned sequels to follow The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the third film getting the release date of June 10, 2016, and the fourth film on May 4, 2018. On October 2, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Kurtzman, Orci and Pinkner would return to write the third film. In December 2013, Garfield revealed that he's signed for three films, but is not sure of his involvement for the fourth film. That same month, Sony announced two planned spinoffs of the film series featuring Venom and the Sinister Six, with Kurtzman directing Venom and co-writing along with Orci and Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard writing The Sinister Six and possibly directing. In February 2014, Sony announced that Webb will return to direct the third film. In March 2014, Webb stated that he would not be directing the fourth film, but would like to remain as a consultant for the series. On March 31, 2014, Woodley told Total Film that she is unsure she wants to be in the third film as Mary Jane. In April 2014, it was announced that Goddard would also direct the Sinister Six film, and that Venom and the Sinister Six films may release before the fourth Amazing Spider-Man film, with Spider-Man potentially appearing in both spin-offs.
- "Amazing Spider-Man 2 Must Read: Marc Webb On Goblins, Internet Rumors And 'Thinking Bigger'". Cinema Blend. July 20, 2013.
- ""The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By Barco". PS Newswire. January 29, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 [2D] (12A)". Columbia Pictures. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- Cheney, Alexandra (February 25, 2014). "Analysts: Sony Needs More Bigscreen Franchises". Variety. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- Busch, Anita (April 17, 2014). "‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Swinging Strong In International Debut As It Casts Global Web". Deadline. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
- "'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Nets Big Opening Day Results From First Four Territories". BoxOffice. April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
- Kit, Borys; Fernandez, Jay A (March 24, 2011). "James Vanderbilt returning to pen sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 23, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- Fleming, Mike (April 24, 2012). "Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Re-Writing Sequel To 'Amazing Spider-Man'". Deadline. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
- Loinaz, Alexis (November 13, 2012). "Amazing Spider-Man 2: Andrew Garfield Talks Redesigned Costume, Exploring Spidey's "Double Life"". E! Online. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013. "It is a responsibility to play that role, and I don't take it lightly. I think there's so much to explore with that mythology and within the tension between living a double life, struggling with being good, struggling with choosing good behavior over bad behavior, with the pressures of a city on your shoulders."
- "Emma Stone talks saving Spidey in The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Total Film. January 4, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Hughes, Joseph (December 18, 2012). "Jamie Foxx Reveals Details of Electro's Origin in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
- About the empathy for his character, Foxx said “The way we crafted Electro, when he’s Max you definitely feel for him because he’s been sort of shut out and no one really cares about him. And it’s his birthday and even his mom forgot his birthday, so you will feel that. So when he does turn into Electro it’s serious venom, he really wants to hurt everybody, and when he feels like Spider-Man betrays him he really wants to hurt him bad.” Kelly, West (July 19, 2013). "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Comic-Con Panel Live Blog". Cinema Blend.
- Webb, Marc (December 3, 2012). "Tweet from Marc Webb". Twitter.
- "Dane DeHaan Talks Jamie Foxx 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Bromance". MTV. July 19, 2013.
- Winning, Josh (February 20, 2014). "Exclusive new image from The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Total Film. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "The Cast". The Amazing Spider-Man official site. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
- "Columbia Pictures Reveals Synopsis for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'" (Press release). Columbia Pictures via BroadwayWorld.com. February 6, 2013.
- Lesnick, Silas (January 28, 2013). "Paul Giamatti Up for Rhino Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2". SuperHeroHype!.
- "First Look at Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Superhero Hype. May 11, 2013.
- Siegel, Tatiana (February 27, 2013). "'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Chris Cooper to Play Green Goblin". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "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. May 17, 2013.
- Webb, Marc (February 3, 2014). "Almost shot ASM2 in B+W til @bjnovak's (A. Smythe) promo for his excellent book ONE MORE THING beat me to it:". Twitter. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
- "Martin Sheen Back as Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel". SuperHeroHype. December 10, 2012.
- Mortimer, Ben (April 9, 2014). "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review". Superhero Hype!. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- "Photos of Stan Lee Filming His Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cameo". SuperHeroHype.com. June 3, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
- Douglas, Edward (July 2, 2012). "Exclusive: Talking with the Producers of The Amazing Spider-Man". Crave Online. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
- Warmer, Kara (April 24, 2012). "'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel 'Holy Grail' For Writing Duo". MTV. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Eisenberg, Eric (March 17, 2012). "Video: Spider-Man Director Marc Webb Hints at Future Villains and the Lizard's Look". Cinema Blend. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- Wigler, Josh (April 10, 2012). "Untold 'Spider-Man' Origin Will Unfold Over 'A Few Movies,' Director Says". MTV. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- Ryan, Mike (June 26, 2012). "Marc Webb, 'Amazing Spider-Man' Director, On The Specter of Sam Raimi". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- "Andrew Garfield & Marc Webb Return For 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'". The Huffington Post. September 28, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- Siegel, Tatiana (September 28, 2012). "Andrew Garfield and Director Marc Webb to Return for 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- Trumbore, Dave (July 2, 2012). "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Director Marc Webb Talks Sequels and His Original Villain Creation: The Mime; Plus, Two New Posters". Collider.com. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- Carlson, Erin (June 27, 2012). "Andrew Garfield Hopes to Star in 'Spider-Man' Sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
- Schaefer, Sandy. "'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Mask Reveal; Dane DeHeaan Bulking Up for Harry Osborn". Screenrant. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- Outlaw, Kofi (August 6, 2012). "‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Should J.K. Simmons Return as J. Jonah Jameson?". Screen Rant. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
- Sneider, Jeff. "Shailene Woodley in talks for 'Spider-Man 2'". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
- Kroll, Justin (October 1, 2012). "Jamie Foxx in talks to play ‘Spider-Man 2′ villain". Variety.
- "Michael Bay Testing Hot Young Actors for 'Transformers 4' Leads (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. November 16, 2012.
- "'Spider-Man 2' Testing Quartet of Actors for Harry Osborn Role". The Hollywood Reporter. November 19, 2012.
- Wigler, Josh (December 17, 2012). "Exclusive: 'Spider-Man' Villain Jamie Foxx Reveals Major Origin Details". MTV.
- Nealey, Joshua (February 3, 2013). "‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ synopsis revealed, Paul Giamatti and Colm Feore officially join cast". Hypable.
- Lesnick, Silas (January 28, 2013). "Paul Giamatti Up for Rhino Role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Superhero Hype. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- Nicholson, Max (October 3, 2013). "Paul Giamatti Will be Back for Amazing Spider-Man 3". IGN.
- Finn, Natalie. "Shailene Woodley In Talks For Amazing Spider Man Sequel". E! Online. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
- Kit, Borys (November 17, 2011). "Shailene Woodley in Talks for 'Spider-Man 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
- "'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Shailene Woodley Finishes Shooting Sequel". MTV News. March 14, 2013. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Kit, Borys (June 19, 2013). "Shailene Woodley Cut From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Has Started Production". CinemaBlend.com. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- Kusisto, Laura (March 12, 2013). "Tax-Policy Web Lures 'Spider-Man' Film Here". Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "More Details on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Filming and Sets". SuperHeroHype.com. March 12, 2013.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Officially New York's Biggest Production". SuperHeroHype. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- Hoffman, Meredith (March 14, 2013). "Hasidic Leaders Fight 'Culturally Insensitive' Passover 'Spider-Man' Shoot". DNAinfo.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Mercogliano, Ann (March 15, 2013). "Plan for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ to shoot in Hasidic Williamsburg at Passover spins web of controversy". pix11.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Beekman, Daniel. "‘Let my people park’: pol persuades Columbia Pictures not to film ‘Spider-Man’ during Passover". Daily News. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
- Goldberg, Matt (June 25, 2013). "Shooting Wraps on 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'; Director Marc Webb Posts Impressive Short Video from the 100th Day of Filming". Collider. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
- Du, Lisa (March 11, 2013). "'Spider-Man' sequel films at Grumman, Gold Coast Studios". Newsday. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
- "The Secret Deal Behind ‘Spider-Man 2’ Plugging the ‘X-Men’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. April 16, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Collura, Scott (April 16, 2014). "There’s an X-Men: Days of Future Past Scene During Amazing Spider-Man 2’s End Credits". IGN. j2 Global. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- McMillan, Graeme (April 16, 2014). "'Spider-Man 2' Post-Credit 'X-Men' Cameo Explained". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- O'Hara, Helen (April 16, 2014). "See An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting On Amazing Spider-Man 2". Empire. Bauer Consumer Media. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- Wete, Brad (October 24, 2013). "Pharrell Talks eBay Collab, Beyonce's Album, Scoring the 'Spider-Man' Sequel and More". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- Ford, Rebecca (October 31, 2013). "Marc Webb, Hans Zimmer Form Supergroup for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- ""The Amazing Spider-Man 2" To Include "It's On Again" by Alicia Keys Featuring Kendrick Lamar Written by Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, and Kendrick Lamar". Sony Music Entertainment/Sony Pictures Entertainment/Marvel Entertainment (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- Vieira, Anthony. "Hans Zimmer’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Theme Revealed?". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- Alicia Keys - It's On Again ft. Kendrick Lamar (Single Radio Edit) by AliciaKeys
- Twitter / aliciakeys: "It's On Again" w/ me,...
- "Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Comic-Con Hall H Promo!". SuperHero Hype. July 17, 2013.
- Cushing, Kate (July 18, 2013). "What is Next for the NYPD?". Sony Pictures Entertainment. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- Frappier, Rob (October 15, 2013). "‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Viral Marketing Teases More Villains". ScreenRant. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- Leeds, Ned (October 23, 2013). "Cold-Blooded Killer?". Sony Pictures Entertainment. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
- Spider-Man: Threat or Menace?
- Shake, Rattle and Rob
- Tech Beat: Exploring Mobility
- "The Daily Bugle, By Joy Mercado Some people have visions of the". Thedailybugle.tumblr.com. December 6, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- "The Daily Bugle, By Eddie Brock What began as a mob shoot-out". Thedailybugle.tumblr.com. December 12, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- "The Daily Bugle, By Ned Leeds, City Bureau Smash the tail of a". Thedailybugle.tumblr.com. January 2, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- Webb, Marc (October 29, 2013). "pic.twitter.com/K3v62T6Npl". Twitter. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- Eisenberg, Eric (October 29, 2013). "The Amazing Spider-Man 2's First Trailer to Debut prior to The Hobbit". Cinema Blend. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- Burlingame, Russ (October 29, 2013). "Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Coming in December With The Hobbit Part 2". Comicbook.com. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Spider-Man to make an appearance at Times Square on New Year's Eve". New York Daily News. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Rodger, Kate (April 8, 2014). "Amazing Spider-Man 2 launches Earth Hour 2014 in Singapore". 3 News. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
- Graser, Marc (April 2, 2014). "Baby Spider-Man Dances for Evian". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- Wales, George (April 9, 2014). "Amazing Spider-Man 2 moves UK release forward". Total Film. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Metacritic. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
- Robey, Tim (April 8, 2014). "The Amazing Spider-Man 2, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- Reynolds, Simon (April 9, 2014). "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review: Andrew Garfield leads uneven sequel". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- Felperin, Leslie (April 8, 2014). "The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- Lodge, Guy (April 8, 2014). "Film Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- "Sony Sets Release Dates for Third and Fourth 'Amazing Spider-Man' Films". The Hollywood Reporter. June 17, 2013.
- Kit, Borys (October 2, 2013). "Sony Snags 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Writers for Third Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
- DiLeo, Adam (December 10, 2013). "Andrew Garfield May Not Be in The Amazing Spider-Man 4". IGN. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- Patten, Dominic (December 13, 2013). "Sony Sets Spider-Man Spinoffs ‘Venom,’ ‘Sinister Six’ With New "Franchise Brain Trust"". Deadline. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- Kit, Borys (January 6, 2014). "Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- "Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List". The Daily Beast. March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
- "Shailene Woodley is unsure she wants to be in The Amazing Spider-Man 3". Total Film. March 31, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- "Spider-Man Spinoff 'Sinister Six' Names Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Sinister Six and Venom Movies Will Arrive Before Amazing Spider-Man 4". Den of Geek. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- "Matt Tolmach Addresses Spider-Man’s Role in Sinister Six and Venom". Hey U Guys. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.|
- Official website
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the Internet Movie Database
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at AllMovie