The Amazing Spider-Man 2
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2|
|Directed by||Marc Webb|
|Based on||The Amazing Spider-Man
by Stan Lee
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$709 million|
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (also released as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in some markets) is a 2014 American superhero filmfeaturing the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webband released by Columbia Pictures. It is the fifth theatrical Spider-Man filmproduced byColumbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, and is a sequel toThe Amazing Spider-Man (2012). The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci to rewrite it. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Emma Stone asGwen Stacy, Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin / Harry Osborn, Campbell Scottand Embeth Davidtz as Peter’s parents, andSally Field as Aunt May, with the addition of a new cast including Paul Giamatti as Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevichand Jamie Foxx as Electro / Max Dillon.
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 City from February to June 2013. The film was released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3Don May 2, 2014, in the United States with two international premieres being held between March 31 & April 10, 2014. The film received mixed reviews, and although it grossed $709 million worldwide and became theninth-highest-grossing film of 2014, it was the lowest-grossing film in the series. However, the film was declared a “hit” in the overseas markets with high openings and a wide cinematic release. The film subsequently won awards for its music composition and acting, notably one Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award and two ASCAP Awards.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was originally envisioned as the beginning of a shared fictional universe, which would have continued with two sequels and several spin-off films. Due to it performing below expectations, all subsequent installments were cancelled and a new iteration of the character, portrayed by Tom Holland appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, before he is scheduled to appear in his own film Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.