The Amazing Spider-Man 2

(2014)

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

Will ‘Spider-Man’ Star Felicity Jones Return as Black Cat?

Will ‘Spider-Man’ Star Felicity Jones Return as Black Cat?

After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn't perform quite so well at the box office, the franchise is going in a different direction, with The Sinister Six spin-off being prepped for a 2016 release, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 getting pushed to an unspecified 2018 release. It's possible that Felicity Jones truly doesn't know what Sony Pictures plans on doing with the character, or the Amazing Spider-Man franchise as a whole, or she could just be playing coy about the character's future.

We reported last week that Sony Pictures is planning an all-female spin-off that could potentially include characters like Black Cat, Silver Sable, Spider-Girl, Silk, Spider Woman and Firestar, although nothing has been confirmed. Lisa Joy is currently working on the script for the spin-off, which Sony is reportedly targeting for release in 2017.

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Andrew Garfield Fires Back at ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Critics

Andrew Garfield Fires Back at ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Critics

The summer movie season is finally behind us, and, as far as box office receipts go, it was one of the worst in recent memory. Kicking off the season was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which earned $202.8 million domestically and $708 million worldwide, both tallies less than its predecessor The Amazing Spider-Man's domestic ($262 million) and worldwide ($757.9 million) totals.

It isn't known when Andrew Garfield will be back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, after Sony Pictures announced in July that the sequel is being pushed to 2018, to make way for the upcoming spin-off The Sinister Six, which is slated for release on November 11, 2016. Perhaps the "fatigue" issue is what caused Sony to move forward with the villain-centric Sinister Six, to give both the fans and Andrew Garfield himself a break from the webbed wonder, for just a few years.

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‘Sinister Six’ Causing Outdated ‘Spider-Man 2’ Blu-ray Features?

‘Sinister Six’ Causing Outdated ‘Spider-Man 2’ Blu-ray Features?

Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.

Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, and not The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which leads us to believe that these bonus features were shot and compiled well before Sony's announcement that The Sinister Six would hit theaters on November 11, 2016.

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‘Sinister Six’ Will Include Mysterio and Kraven

‘Sinister Six’ Will Include Mysterio and Kraven

During the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans could use the Shazam app, which revealed a series of images teasing the villainous lineup for the upcoming Sinister Six movie. The images are believed to represent Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. We also showed you a TV spot for the Target-exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which includes a bonus disc that teases The Sinister Six. A video from that bonus disc has hit the web, where Marc Webb confirms Kraven and Mysterio are a part of The Sinister Six line-up.

When the images were first revealed, some thought that the mask actually belonged to Chameleon, but that was debunked shortly thereafter. However, we reported in April, soon after the images debuted, that The Sinister Six may change before production is scheduled to begin in January.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Electro Featurette and Deleted Scene

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Electro Featurette and Deleted Scene

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arriving on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow (August 19), we have a new featurette and a deleted scene, both of which feature Jamie Foxx as Electro. The featurette showcases the elaborate and extensive make-up process Jamie Foxx had to undergo with makeup effects artist Howard Berger. The actor also explains how Electro's voice has changed after he is turned into a super villain, with his vocal chords burned during an electrical accident.

In addition, we also have a deleted scene which introduces fans to Max Dillon's cranky mother, who isn't exactly supportive of anything Max does.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Blu-ray TV Spot Sets Up ‘The Sinister Six’

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Blu-ray TV Spot Sets Up ‘The Sinister Six’

It's not uncommon these days for a big studio movie such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to roll out different pieces of bonus content in retailer-exclusive sets. Those who head to Target on August 19 to pick up the Blu-ray and DVD for Sony's latest Marvel adventure will be treated to a sneak peek at how The Sinister Six is being created for this on-going franchise. A new TV spot features Marvel legend and Sinister Six creator Stan Lee and director Marc Webb, as they offer a sneak peek at this Target excluisve by taking fans behind-the-scenes.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Alternate Ending Has a Surprise for Peter Parker

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Alternate Ending Has a Surprise for Peter Parker

Two new ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ featurettes showcase Jamie Foxx's makeup process for Electro and the fight scene between Spidey and Green Goblin.
5 ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Blu-ray Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

5 ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Blu-ray Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

Go on the set of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ for a look at filming in New York and the making of the Goblin Glider, on Blu-ray August 19.