Details On Several Sequences Deleted From The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.15.2014
Would this have made the movie better?
Bad Ass Digest has a list of ten things that were changed from the script for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) and the final film. If you haven't seen the film yet, there are spoilers. Here are highlights:
Mary Jane: Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson, shot a few days and was cut from the movie. The original script features all of her scenes as she is Peter's new next door neighbor. Her father is an abusive alcoholic and she's a waitress who builds motorcycles in her spare time. She has a Spider-Man tattoo on her wrist and is interested in Peter, who is still trying to get over his decision to leave Gwen at the end of the last film. Spider-Man even confronts her father at one point and tells him to leave her alone. At the end of the script, Gwen goes to Peter's house to tell him she's leaving for London. He's not there and she meets Mary Jane. Mary Jane asks how to find a nice guy like Peter and Gwen tells her to "date a nerd", which sets the stage for MJ and Peter's relationship later.
J. Jonah Jameson: Jameson and Robbie Robertson were both in the original script. Peter is a student at Empire State University and brings his first Spider-man photos to the Daily Bugle. Jameson gives him a tour and complains that the internet is killing the newspaper business. Spider-Man and Electro's first fight has them crash through the Bugle's offices and printing presses.
With great power...": The film had Peter quit his life as Spider-Man for several months after Gwen's death. The same thing happens in the script. However, instead of a graduation speech by Gwen inspiring him to put the mask back on, it's his father. Richard Parker shows up at the end of the script and tells Peter he's been watching him for years, including his time as Spider-Man. He tells Peter to become Spidey again and says "With great power comes great responsibility."