Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Original "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Script reveals surprising changes in the final Draft

Amazing Spider-man 2 was a huge success in the Box Office despite the fact that the movie disappointed critics and fans alike. But the way the movie went wasn't how it was supposed to go. There were so many changes to the final draft of the movie including a surprise appearance by Peter Parker's father, Richard Parker who was responsible for Peter's decision to be spider-man again instead of him finding the video of Gwen Stacy's graduation speech.

Badass Digest got the original draft of the movie written by Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The Draft shows so many changes being made to the movie. Read the changes below but there will be spoilers!!!!!!!

On the appearance of Richard Parker,

"The finished film has a terrible bit at the end where Peter quits Spider-Man for a bunch of months, and this time passes by in a montage. The same thing happens here! But instead of finding a tape of Gwen's super on-the-nose graduation speech, Peter is approached by... his dad! Yes, Richard Parker shows back up at the end of the script, and he tells Peter he's been watching him for years. He's seen him become Spider-Man and everything. It's Richard who convinces Peter to become Spider-Man again, and in his last scene in the movie he tells Pete 'With great power comes great responsibility,' FINALLY working the famous phrase into this new series."

On the Shailene Woodley's Mary-Jane Watson's deleted scene,

"As we all know Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson, shot some days and then was cut from the movie. The original script includes all of the MJ scenes, and she's introduced as the Parker's new next door neighbor. Her dad is an abusive drunk and she's a waitress who builds motorcycles in her spare time. She has a Spider-Man tattoo on her wrist, and she's clearly interested in Peter, who is totally hung up on Gwen. At one point Spider-Man confronts MJ's dad, telling him to lay off the girl. At the end of the script Gwen comes to Peter's house before heading to London; he's gone but she meets the new neighbor. They have a friendly exchange and MJ says that she always attracts dickheads and asks Gwen what her advice is to get a guy like Peter. 'Date a nerd,' Gwen says before heading off to die, basically giving MJ the okay to get with Peter."

On the JJJ's Daily Bugle's appearances,

"JJJ's in the original script, as is Robbie Robertson. We see Peter, who is a student at Empire State University, bring his first Spider-Man pictures to JJJ, who gives him a tour of the Daily Bugle. JJJ 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."

On Harry Osbourne injecting himself with the Spider venom and the Green Goblin suit,

"In the original script Peter actually gives his blood to Harry Osborn. This is a huge improvement over the finished film, where Harry just injects himself with spider venom. In the original script the Goblin suit is better explained - it isn't for military use but was specifically built in secret for Norman Osborn. When Richard Parker wouldn't give his blood to Osborn (the Parker DNA still being the key to it all), the suit went into Norman's boathouse where Harry finds it."

On the Death of Gwen Stacy,

"It plays out mostly the same in the original script... but Gwen, back broken, hangs on to life long enough to demand that Peter never give up. Because this is the same character who promptly broke his promise to Captain Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter quits being Spider-Man in the next scene."

This report also reveals that Rhino (Paul Giamatti) was relegated to a cameo appearance towards the end, and wasn't involved with the truck heist at the beginning of the movie. The young boy in the film, who is seen wearing a Spider-Man costume, standing up to Rhino, wasn't in this draft as well. There is also a one-year gap between Peter and Gwen's high school graduation and the rest of the movie, which better establishes that they are both college students now.

The script also gives more details about Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), who lives at home with his handicapped mother. After he "dies" in the incident that turned him into Electro, Max sees his mother actually standing up while getting a big payout from OsCorp, which is what sets off his Times Square confrontation with Spider-Man. Dr. Ratha was also supposed to appear in this script, despite being killed in deleted scenes from The Amazing Spider-Man.

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