Original Ending For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Brought [SPOILER] Back From The Dead

Some major changes were made to an early draft of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while most don't make the movie any better, the fact that some were left out of the movie (the introduction of J. Jonah Jameson for example) are baffling. The ending was also set to have a HUGE twist...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/14/2014

Badass Digest have seemingly got their hands on an earlier version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2's screenplay as they've listed 10 of the biggest alterations between that and the movie, shedding some light on what could have been and why so many scenes felt out of place or simply didn't make sense. Perhaps the biggest shock and "WTF?" moment here is the fact that Richard Parker was originally set to make a return at the end of the movie. Unfortunately, there's no mention of that deleted after-credits scene with Norman Osborn's decapitated head, so who knows what that was all about! As you may have heard, The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is currently in limbo, so we'll have to wait and see if any of what is mentioned below is used further down the line...

  • Mary Jane. 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.

  • J Jonah Jameson. 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. 

  • Peter's blood. 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.

  • 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.

  • "With great power..." 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.

The site also reveals that Dr. Ratha was set to take on the exact same role as Donald Menken in the original draft despite being killed off in one of The Amazing Spider-Man's deleted scenes. This obviously would have made the movie a lot more connected to the first one and Colm Feore could have been saved for a much more interesting and significant role (The Vulture for example). Details on Max Dillon's mother, Dr. Kafka, Electro and Harry Osborn's original team-up and much more, be sure to click on the link below! What do you think about these potential story changes?
Source: Badass Digest
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Pasto - 7/14/2014, 4:02 PM
The film was a cluster [frick] as it is, nothing could've made it better.

Nothing.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/14/2014, 4:02 PM
Oh god. Bringing the Daily Bugle into the film would have made things even MORE complicated and long, but having Ratha back in Mencken's role would have been good because they wouldn't have had to introduce a whole new character.
staypuffed - 7/14/2014, 4:05 PM
I liked The Amazing Spider-Man 2... [whimpers]
0bstreperous - 7/14/2014, 4:12 PM
Boo oh boo
staypuffed - 7/14/2014, 4:12 PM
but I don't know how to feel about this stuff.
Mrcool210 - 7/14/2014, 4:14 PM
Peter is approached by... his dad!



That would have been interesting, lets hope these end up on the blu ray
RextheKing - 7/14/2014, 4:15 PM
I liked the film, but it was far from great. I feel if everything but the Daily Bugle scenes were added it would have been better.
Pedrito - 7/14/2014, 4:16 PM
How many comments until people start posting highly photoshopped pictures of Shailene Woodley to try to make the case that she's more than average looking.
AlexanderLykins - 7/14/2014, 4:16 PM
Every Spider-Man movie since Spider-Man 3 has been crap.
HavocPrime - 7/14/2014, 4:18 PM
Two many cooks in the kitchen on this one, and that was a shame as it had potential.
SuperCat - 7/14/2014, 4:18 PM
Yeah, I don't think this movie needed anymore characters. Save it for the extras on the blu-ray, which I won't be buying.
AlexanderLykins - 7/14/2014, 4:20 PM
Shailene Woodley is [frick]ing hot.
AlexanderLykins - 7/14/2014, 4:21 PM
I haven't seen many women who look good without make up. So stop kidding yourselves if you don't think she's hot.
KingOnslaught - 7/14/2014, 4:22 PM
Still sounds like shit
SpiderFraud - 7/14/2014, 4:22 PM
This ending sounds worst than the sh*tty one we got.

I'm done with Spider-Man movies. Not getting my money no more
TheDarkLord - 7/14/2014, 4:22 PM
Interesting!!!
WayneCEO1 - 7/14/2014, 4:23 PM
Some of this stuff sounds like an improvement on the actual theatrical release. Especially Peter's blood and the green goblin suit reveal.
SuperCat - 7/14/2014, 4:23 PM
PsychoManiacJacky - 7/14/2014, 4:24 PM
Guys, sorry for being smart but this was an earlier draft of the script, I doubt these scenes were ever filmed at all.

Pedrito - 7/14/2014, 4:24 PM
How's that a [Spoiler] anyway? Peter's dad being dead is about the second thing everyone knows about Spidey. And it didn't happen.
Josh is good a drawing in a crowd for sure. Haha.. It's all good.
Nick56 - 7/14/2014, 4:24 PM
All this sounds so much better than what we saw. Love the sound of the MJ, Daily Bugle, and ending (mainly because I want them to [frick]ing say 'with great power...')
MrReese - 7/14/2014, 4:25 PM
Oh well.Can't complain now.What's done is done.Cap2 n DOFP literally shitted on this film though.Still would watch this > IM3. :)
Alexjames13 - 7/14/2014, 4:26 PM
tasm2 was crap. richard parker coming back coming back into the picture reminds me of that twist from wanted.
Doopie - 7/14/2014, 4:26 PM
Other than the inclusion of JJ I don't really care.
campblood - 7/14/2014, 4:26 PM
movie was terrible best part was emma looking tasty as usual .
Doopie - 7/14/2014, 4:26 PM
I almost totally forgot about this film in all honesty
MrReese - 7/14/2014, 4:27 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Robbie being introduced.
3DOldskool - 7/14/2014, 4:27 PM
Crap movie doesn't deserve J.K Simmons. The only thing worthy enough to replace Daily Bugle in TASM is a crushed lemonade from a supermarket. That's what it should be getting.
pesmerga44 - 7/14/2014, 4:28 PM
Ya I really didn't like the ending we got in ASM2 but this one where his dad magically reappears alive and completely knows he is Spider-man sounds so much worse.
Alexjames13 - 7/14/2014, 4:29 PM
the sad truth is shailene woodley would have probably been the best thing about this movie if she was included. s
Mike89 - 7/14/2014, 4:29 PM
none of these scenes would have made the movie better. It would only add more uneccesary subplots than this movie already had.
CaptainObvious - 7/14/2014, 4:29 PM
"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."

So he abandons his son with his aunt and uncle, leaves him on the edge of poverty his entire life, and never lets him know he survived and instead allows Peter to go through years of anguish over never knowing what really happened to his parents.

Best Dad ever.
AlexanderLykins - 7/14/2014, 4:30 PM
@BatfleckReturns

Nivekian - 7/14/2014, 4:30 PM
So sick of the over-opinionated bitchy nagging on this film in every article here about it. Did it have sex with your mother and make you get a towel for the finish up, CBM? Get over it, REPORT on stories, don't opinionate. This movie is no where near as bad as your staff make it out to be.
WayneCEO1 - 7/14/2014, 4:30 PM
Mr Reese, I agree. Amazing spiderman 2 is better than ironman 3.
Mike89 - 7/14/2014, 4:31 PM
Btw bring back Jk Simmons.

MarvelWeiner - 7/14/2014, 4:31 PM
Pfft. Bullshit ass piss [frick] movie lol
SwanRonson - 7/14/2014, 4:32 PM
I liked the final cut just fine but this sounds better.
RetroFit - 7/14/2014, 4:32 PM
Sounds better, but the movie still would have been a mess.
AlexanderLykins - 7/14/2014, 4:33 PM
Too bad Les Grossman wasn't in charge

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