The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out and it is expected to make a whopping $92 million dollars in the box office for its opening weekend.
But, with every great movie, there are hidden pieces of trivia that you may have not known. Here is our list of facts that you probably did not know about ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Enjoy:
#1 Green Goblin Almost Died in the Final Fight Scene
The final battle between the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Spiderman (Andrew Garfield was filmed in an actual clock tower where temperatures would reach 115 degrees. DeHaan’s goblin costume weighed 50 lbs and couldn’t be opened without power tools. The film’s medic was so concerned that DeHaan would pass out and get heat stroke, that crew members were told to pour buckets of ice on DeHaan’s head and down his suit. Unfortunately, this didn’t work because his body temperature was so hot that the ice would melt and turn into steam before he could feel the effects of the ice. The next day, a tubing system that would pump cold water was installed in the goblin suit so that the cooler temperatures could reach DeHaan’s body.
#2 Entire movie was filmed in New York City
This is the first “Spider-Man” film to be filmed entirely in New York, and the largest film production ever in New York City.
#3 Mary-Jane Watson was in the movie but later cut out
Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary-Jane Watson, and even filmed scenes. But her role was cut from the film because the filmmakers felt there were too many characters and wanted to streamline the series, and have Gwen Stacy be the only love interest for the rest of the series.
#4 Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield adopted a puppy and it’s in the movie!
The dog that Gwen walks while Peter spies in her from a rooftop, actually belongs toAndrew Garfield and Emma Stone. They adopted him in 2013.
#5 It took 3.5 hours for Dane DeHaan’s make to be done!
It took 3 1/2 hours for Dane DeHaan’s makeup to be complete when he was in his Goblin costumer. The suit, which weighed 50 pounds, took about an hour to put on.
#6 The movie foreshadows the next super villains
Two Spider-Man villains have minor roles in the movie. A female Oscorp employee named Felicia. Her full name Felicia Hardy. In the comics, she is also known as Black Cat. A cat burgle and occasionally a love interest for Spiderman. Also a male employee named Smythe, his full name is Allister Smythe, in the comics, he builds the Spider Slayers, robots built to hunt spider man, eventually he would get powers and become a villain called Spider Slayer.
#5 Did you see Dr. Octopus?
Two display cases in Oscorp feature a set of metal wings, and an exoskeleton holding four arms. These are homages to Spider-Man’s antagonists the Vulture (Adrian Toomes) and Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius).
#6 X-Men: Days of Future Past argument!
The film’s mid-credits scene teases X-Men: Days of Future Past, produced by 20th Century Fox, while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is produced by Sony/Columbia Pictures. This is because the director Marc Webb has a contract with Fox to make another film for them after the first Amazing Spider-Man movie, but instead of doing so, he signed to do TASM2. This was allowed by Fox, IF Sony would agree to promote their next X-Men movie, for free.
#7 Director, Marc Webb, foreshadowed Gwen Stacy’s future in an interview!
When asked whether or not Gwen Stacy would survive in this film, Marc Webb commented: “There are times where we feel obligated to follow the source material, and there are times where we feel the need to deviate from it, and besides, Emma Stone is a very talented actress, and we like having her around.”
#8 The Rhino is a hybrid from the Ultimate universe and the “mainstream universe”.
The film’s portrayal of the Rhino combines aspects from the comics of the Rhino from the mainstream universe (the Rhino’s real name Aleksei Sytsevich and background) and Ultimate universe (where instead of gaining superpowers or wearing a normal suit, he pilots a Rhino-themed exo suit similar to Iron Man).
#9 Oscar winners played supervillains in a comic book movie for the first time!
Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper are the first Oscar winners to portray Spider-Man villains.
#10 Costume secrets…
As was done with Captain America in his second on-screen appearance for the movie “The Avengers”, Spiderman’s costume for this film is tailored to resemble his original costume from the comic books, when the character was first introduced. The costume for this film includes the original color patterns for Spidey’s hands and feet and the Large White eyepieces (which have not been done in any major motion picture about Spiderman. Each time, the costume eyes were thin, clear colored frames.) The only differences from the costume for this film and the very first Spider-man costume, are the Spider insignia on his back and the lack of Web “wings” beneath his arms.
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