Tuesday, May 6, 2014

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Left a Lot of Footage on the Editing Room Floor

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulled in $92 million in its domestic opening weekend and has amassed $370 million worldwide already. So yes there will be more Spider-Man movies from Sony even though some websites claim there's franchise fatigue. (If so, franchise fatigue led to nearly a $100 million opening? Definitely a weird thing to say.)

Anyway, one thing that is obvious about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the amount of trailer footage that didn't make it into the final cut of the film. Leading up to its release, trailers teased lots of scenes that never appeared.

Now there is a fan petition online asking for a director's cut release of the movie when it makes it to store shelves later this year. And for good reason because it seems like more than a scene or two were cut out and left on the editing room floor.

One of the scenes cut out (see the above image) is when the Green Goblin appears at OsCorp. According to to petition, Goblin then attacks OsCorp. This was not seen in the film nor was the scene where the Goblin is starring down Harry Osborn's assistant Felicia Hardy (a.k.a. the Black Cat).

This was not the only scene that was not in the final version of the film. Another scene with Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey was cut and an extended scene was cut out of the film's climax. Plus, another extended scene of of Electro's attack at Times Square was shortened, Mary Jane's introduction scene was outed, as well as several others.

With the final cut of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already clocking in at two hours and twenty-two minutes, it makes sense why so much was removed. But were the correct scenes cut out or should scenes that made it into the sequel been cut instead? Perhaps the film could have been better with different scenes in the final version of the film... maybe.

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