The Amazing Spider-Man Revisited
After the positive response to my Man of Steel series, I've decided to revist MY Amazing Spider-Man series and add a sequel and a new cast.
I said I was done, but I never promised anything. Why the hell does everyone always have to stop at three or six? Why can’t a film series be as ongoing and as episodic as a television series? Well I think this can be just as ongoing, so I’ve decided to continue on to seven. Likely, I’ll go to at least ten, but if I go past twelve I may start to run out of good ideas. If you’ve read my Amazing Spider-Man work before, you may just want to read the plot for the first and then skip down to seven. If not, then I’m sorry that you’ll have to read through all of this to get to seven. Regardless, here we go…
The Amazing Spider-Man
Considering that I put a lot more work into the five films that would follow the first, I thought I’d go back and go into some more detail about the events that will play out in my version of The Amazing Spider-Man.
The whole scenario of Peter being bit by the spider and him later unintentionally causing Uncle Ben’s death will occur through brief flashbacks throughout the film, this way a half hour isn’t wasted on the origin story. The film itself will begin shortly after Uncle Ben’s death with Peter still in high school and trying to cope with all that has happened. What will take up that aforementioned half hour here will be showing that time period in Peter’s life between when his uncle is murdered and when he actually decides to become Spider-Man.
This mourning/growing period doesn’t seem to be addressed too often; the story often goes from Uncle Ben’s death straight to Peter as Spider-Man. In this time as Peter is healing some primary characters will be introduced. Flash Thompson is an idiot jock that entertains his other jock friends by picking on kids like Peter. Flash’s girlfriend, Liz Allan, is the girl that every guy in the school wants, especially Peter.
Without Uncle Ben’s income, Peter has to get a job to help support his Aunt May. Thus, the young man, always having an interest in photojournalism, goes to The Daily Bugle and speaks with secretary Betty Brant about getting a job. Betty introduces Peter to Joe “Robby” Robertson and J. Jonah Jameson, the paper’s editor. Jameson tells Betty to “kick the kid out,” seeing no need for another photographer, but Betty tells Peter that he can submit some photos and she’ll show them to J.J. when he’s calmed down later. Peter develops a bit of a crush on Betty after this, but more on that later. What’s important is to get to the transformation into Spider-Man.
While taking a freelance job assigned to him by Robby, Peter encounters a mugging. Unfortunately, Peter freezes and can do nothing but watch as the man being mugged is stabbed and robbed. Once the muggers run away, Peter rushes to the man and, deciding that he is the man’s only hope to live, rushes him up walls and over rooftops to the hospital. This journey is a bit awkward considering he does not yet have his web-shooters. The man is pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Peter then makes the decision that no one else is going to die because of his failure and ignorance. Becoming Spider-Man, Peter decides to accept the “great responsibility” his uncle told him with which great power comes.
After some time of Peter using his own photography skills to build up Spider-Man hype, the focus turns to electrician Maxwell Dillon. Dillon gets talked into sabotaging a nuclear facility by one of his partners at the electric company. While in the process of damaging some of the equipment, Spider-Man intervenes and Dillon is hit by a combination of electricity and nuclear radiation. The entire facility explodes and Spider-Man is forced to leave Dillon dead amongst the rubble.
In Peter’s life, he has started dating Betty, but he has also gained the attention of Liz (who Flash broke up with and Peter consoled), so he’s trying to juggle them both at once; this will blow up in his face by the end of the film. Dillon having survived the bombardment, he has become a walking collection of energy. Having had a fiancé, Dillon’s life is ruined by what he has become, unable to touch without electrocuting. Dillon seeks to kill Spider-Man, blaming him for what happed. Becoming what Jameson in his paper dubs “Electro,” Dillon draws Spider-Man out by threatening innocents. So, this all goes on until the end where the climatic battle takes place at the fallen nuclear facility. The fight should be a good portion of the last half hour of the film.
The resolve from said fight should only be under ten minutes, showing the defeated Dillon being dragged off to prison and Peter having learned many lessons. Basically, I’ve kept a lot of core ideas that I had before, but I’ve built on those ideas and made something really tangible. As I stated the last time I plotted this film, there should be mentioning and evidence of other Marvel characters in the universe of the film: People talking about the Kingpin (which will benefit a future film in which Fisk appears), signs posted up for the Nelson and Murdock Law Firm, news reports about the Fantastic Four, etc.
The Amazing Spider-Man II
The film will take place about a year and a half after the first film. To captivate the audience right away, the film should start with Spider-Man fighting Rhino. This opening fight scene will give the impression that this is a stand-alone story, instead of carrying the baggage of the first film. Now, Peter is a freshman in college. It is here that Peter meets his roommate, and new best friend, Harry Osborn. Peter is also put with Gwen Stacy as a lab partner. Peter falls for her immediately. Flash Thompson will remain in the film as Peter and Harry’s neighbor across the hall. Norman Osborn, of course, also comes into play in this film. Wilson Fisk should make a few appearances, making the impression that he’s a philanthropist. Eddie Brock will also begin working at the Daily Bugle in this film.
Peter and Gwen should grow closer as the film progresses, and they should be a couple by about the halfway mark (this relationship, however, shouldn’t be overplayed to avoid taking away from the action). Before you know it, Green Goblin appears and immediately begins his mission to destroy Spider-Man (the audience won’t know that the Goblin is Osborn at this point). Osborn is revealed to be Green Goblin about halfway through the film. After defeating him the first time, Spider-Man takes the injured Osborn to the hospital (Norman appears to be perfectly sane again).
To keep Spidey busy while Goblin is incapacitated, Rhino will make another appearance and will once again be defeated and imprisoned (this will just be a humorous revisit; Rhino won’t be the second villain of the film or anything). Later on, Osborn learns that Peter is Spider-Man. This unleashes Osborn’s Goblin persona once again and, knowing that Peter has a girlfriend, he kidnaps Gwen. This brings about the classic scene on the George Washington Bridge. Goblin drops Gwen from one of the towers and the impact of Spider-Man catching her kills her.
This is when the action should be at its highest, pushing the level of violence just below that of Spider-Man actually killing Goblin (climatic battle should be longer than any scene in the movie, pushing the running time to a near-3 hour mark). The battle should end with Goblin unmasking himself and throwing himself off of one of the towers to his death (Osborn sees this as the one true way to defeat Spider-Man, making it look like the hero threw him from the tower). The next day headlines in the Daily Bugle will scorn Spider-Man, accusing him of both the deaths of Norman Osborn and Gwen Stacy. The closing scenes should have Peter mourning the loss of Gwen, Harry folding into himself as he grieves, and Wilson Fisk reading an article about Spider-Man in the paper, announcing to a man in the shadows that “it’s time this bug be removed.”
The Amazing Spider-Man III
The film should open with a robbery taking place. Spider-Man soon crashes the party, violently taking out the criminals in anger and stringing them up in awkward positions (this rage stems from Peter’s recent loss of Gwen). Not much time has gone by since the last film (a month at the most). Peter is clearly still bitter over Gwen’s death, and it doesn’t help that Gwen’s father, Captain George Stacy, is leading a manhunt on Spider-Man (Spidey is the believed killer of not only Norman Osborn, but also Gwen herself).
Harry has fallen into a drug addiction, trying to cope with the loss of his father. These issues lead to conflict early on. The drugs Harry is taking drive him crazy and he dons one of his father’s Goblin suits. Spider-Man discovers Harry and, being blinded by anger and pain, attacks him in a rage. Spider-Man beats on Harry for a good minute or two until he realizes the mistake he’s made (really, he only stops because the Goblin mask rips, revealing Harry underneath). Harry almost kills himself by walking straight off of the rooftop. Luckily, Spider-Man catches him in time (there is a moment of relief when Peter finds that the fall only knocked Harry unconscious as opposed to killing him).
Soon afterward, Aunt May sets up a date for Peter with Mary Jane. Peter is reluctant to go along with it, but he soon finds that Mary Jane is quite the looker. The date heals some of Peter’s emotional wounds (needless to say, though, Peter is no where near ready for another relationship). Peter has also taken a job as the lab assistant of Dr. Curtis Connors to further assist in paying for his college (lizard references a must). This film should introduce Felicia Hardy, the girlfriend of Flash Thompson (who will become Black Cat in a later film).
Spider-Man is soon confronted by a copy-cat villain known as the Hobgoblin. This is Roderick Kingsley, an assassin that uses fashion design as a cover career. Kingsley was hired by Wilson Fisk to eliminate the “wall-crawler,” as the assassin constantly calls him. Hobgoblin is by no means like Green Goblin in anything other than appearance (Kingsley actually got his Goblin gear from one of his aides that had been snooping around one of Osborn’s old labs). Kingsley is trained and calculated. Hobgoblin has a cool, devious demeanor, opposed to Green Goblin’s wild, insane persona.
Spider-Man is rocked by this assassin’s skill and soon retreats from the first battle with severe wounds. Wanting to ensure Spider-Man’s demise, Fisk has Kingsley free Electro and Rhino, as well as hiring Herman Schultz (an associate of Kingsley’s with an idea to use shock waves to rob banks). Fisk supplies Schultz with more sophisticated equipment and funds his design of a suit that will absorb the recoil waves. These four make up a team guaranteed to bring down Spider-Man (this is a dulled-down version of the comics’ “Sinister Six”). The police continue to plague Spider-Man, but turn some of their attention to this supervillain team. The Daily Bugle dubs the team the “Sinister Four,” giving the name “Shocker” to Schultz.
The pre-climatic battle has Spidey facing each one of the “Sinister Four” one-by-one (Electro first, Shocker second, Rhino third, and Hobgoblin last). By the time Spidey has worked his way up to Hobgoblin, he has worn himself out. This was exactly what Kingsley planned for and he takes advantage. Spider-Man is all but defeated when Kingsley is shot from behind. Captain Stacy turns out to be the gunman and Spidey sneaks away as the captain cuffs Kingsley (Stacy has pinned Peter as Spider-Man’s secret identity, knowing that the boy would never have killed his daughter). Spider-Man goes back to Shocker and interrogates him, learning that Fisk is the Kingpin (Shocker doesn’t tell him, but Spidey finds a Fisk Corp. logo on Shocker’s gauntlet). This leads to the real climatic battle where Spider-Man faces Fisk. Spider-Man actually loses the fight and Fisk gets away. This will be the longest film of the first three with three more to come.
The Amazing Spider-Man IV
This being the fourth film, it will take a lot to keep the audience interested in the series (there’re not too many film franchises that get to this point, let alone comic book films). This film will take place a little over a year after the last. Spider-Man continues his war against Kingpin, though he’s failing miserably. Now, Dr. Connors is deeply enthralled in his research of regeneration, so much so that he’s become very secluded and snappy. At the same time, Eddie Brock is getting very competitive in the photography field (meaning he’s trying harder and harder to do better than Peter, but just can’t). Peter has become quite close to Mary Jane in the last year, but not so close as to not be open to other options.
This is shown when Black Cat comes to town. Spidey finds himself strangely attracted to Black Cat, and she the same to him. Felicia Hardy (Black Cat’s alter ego) leaves her boyfriend, Flash, feeling closer to Spider-Man than the jock. Peter also ignores Mary Jane as he becomes more intrigued with Cat. Peter knows there’s more to Cat than she’s letting on. Cat confides in Spider-Man, revealing that she is under the employ of Kingpin (Kingpin promises to free her father from prison if she does as he says). Spider-Man demands to know where Kingpin’s new headquarters is. This infuriates Cat and she leaves him standing alone.
At the same time as all of this, Dr. Connors has made a breakthrough in his research and has decided to test the resulting serum on himself. Connors turns into the Lizard. Lizard’s rampage soon draws Spider-Man’s attention and a battle ensues. Lizard is beating Spidey very badly until Cat intervenes, saving his life. Lizard flees into the sewers and Cat takes Spider-Man to her place. There, Felicia reveals her identity and mends Peter’s wounds. Peter and Felicia become an item after this (though secretly, as Peter still occasionally sees Mary Jane). All of this should happen within the first half of the film, leaving the other half open for more action (don’t get me wrong, the “romance” won’t take center stage in the first half, but the first half of the film is the story of Spidey and Black Cat meeting as opposed to what the second half will be).
Spider-Man and Black Cat become a team after this, taking on Kingpin’s forces together (Cat uses inside sources to pinpoint targets). These actions are set aside for a scene or two as Lizard appears again. One part should basically be Spider-Man chasing Lizard through the sewers, and the other part should be an actual fight between the two (my kinda fight, meaning a long fight). Lizard will be knocked unconscious in the fight and will turn back into Dr. Connors. Spider-Man takes Connors back to his family. Spider-Man soon sets his sights back on Kingpin.
Black Cat, after acting as an informant for Spider-Man for weeks, finally agrees to make the move on Kingpin. Spider-Man and Black Cat go after Kingpin and, this time with some help, Fisk is finally brought down. After the fighting is over, Peter, stupidly, pulls out a ring and asks Felicia to marry him. Felicia laughs at the notion. It is in this moment that Peter realizes that Cat doesn’t give a damn about him (she’s just lusting over Spider-Man). So, Peter goes back to Mary Jane, realizing that she cares about him because he’s Peter Parker, not because he’s Spider-Man (not that she knows that yet).
Despite what you’d think, the fight with Kingpin wasn’t the climax. The climax comes when Spider-Man has to once again fight Lizard (this time Connors has grown even larger and more monstrous). Connors’s wife calls Peter frantically, worried about her husband after coming home to find their home a mess and Curt missing. Peter tells her that he doesn’t know where Connors is, but he goes out looking for Lizard after he hangs up the phone. When he finds him, Spider-Man barely gets out of the fight alive and he wouldn’t get out of the fight at all if he had not administered an antidote (Connors gave this antidote to Spider-Man after their last encounter). It takes multiple doses before the antidote takes effect, but eventually Connors is brought back.
Looking at all that happens here, and all of extra fillers not mentioned, this will definitely be the longest film in the franchise so far. I worry that the “love story” may make the film boring, but considering the personalities of Spider-Man and Black Cat, it should be more humorous than romantic. That, and, with all of these things happening, the arrangement may get sloppy and lose the audience (however, any wounds in this film can be healed by a sequel). Also, (as indication of a sequel) at the end the film, just before the credits roll, Peter and Mary Jane sit on a park bench and a meteorite strikes the earth in an area behind them (the camera will be on there backs and will zoom out, until it is a considerable length from them, and, at the point where the camera stops, the meteorite will just smash into the ground).
The Amazing Spider-Man V
If the end of the last film was no indication, the black symbiotic suit will be the focus of this film. This story will take place just a few weeks after the last film. What needs to be done here is to split the film equally. Peter should have the suit for a greater part of the first half of the film, and Eddie Brock should have the suit for the remaining half of the film. The suit should bond to Peter almost immediately (and the suit should appear as it does in the comics, not as a black version of Spidey’s original suit). Of course, Spider-Man needs a villain to face as he wears the evil suit.
However, before the suit even clings to Peter, Quentin Beck will be introduced first (Peter will take Mary Jane to Beck’s effects show, where after the suit will cling on to Peter). Beck will get taken off of the theater’s billing after his show goes wrong (this being the show Peter attends, in which Spider-Man shows up to save the audience from Beck’s malfunctioning technology). First off, Spidey needs to take on an average group of crooks to showcase the suit’s enhanced abilities. Eddie Brock begins to cause trouble at the Daily Bugle, writing an article that reveals the identity of a local killer. Beck later attacks his former employers dressed as Mysterio. The black suit causes Spider-Man to be much more aggressive with the petty Beck than necessary (however, the suit has just barely started to go to Peter’s head). Beck, being the showman he is, easily escapes from the back seat of a police car.
Beck’s next escapade is much worse as he uses his effects technology to attack the Daily Bugle (Beck thinks the paper exaggerated the severity of his show mishap and partially blames it for his firing). Mysterio actually poses a threat this time, but is soon brought down by Spider-Man, who is even more aggressive this time. Beck, of course, escapes again. As all of this is happening, Peter is becoming less interested in Mary Jane, spending more and more time fighting criminals (since Mary Jane doesn’t know that Peter is Spider-Man, she assumes that he may be seeing another woman). Spider-Man reveals Brock’s story as fraudulent, leaving the fellow employee out on the street.
Spider-Man’s last encounter with Mysterio leaves Beck in a vegetative state (Spider-Man, to ensure that Beck goes to prison this time, beats Mysterio to a pulp and throws him into an active transformer). Peter realizes soon after this that the suit is influencing his thoughts (though, he’s yet to find a way to part with it). Upon chasing a gang of thieves into a cathedral, the clanging of the church bell frees Peter from the suit. However, Brock happens to be in the same cathedral when this happens (he’s praying for death). The suit, needing a host to survive, clings to Brock turning him into Venom (this event ends the first half of the film).
In the second half of the film, Peter has patched things up with Mary Jane and goes back to being the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Before he makes a full appearance, Venom can be seen many times hiding in the shadows as Spider-Man takes on other problems (one problem with Venom is that he knows all of Peter’s secrets). Spider-Man is completely shocked when Venom does appear (Venom attacks out of nowhere and he doesn’t set off Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense). Venom knows every move that Spider-Man is going to make and counters efficiently. Needless to say, Spider-Man doesn’t come out of the first fight victorious (at the same time, Venom hasn’t yet let on about his identity or the fact that he knows Spider-Man’s).
Venom’s next move is, after beating Spider-Man to a mess, to force Spider-Man to stare at Beck’s lifeless body through a hospital window (one thing Venom will be good at in this film is playing mind games with Peter, here sending him on a guilt trip). Venom’s last hurrah is kidnapping Mary Jane. Venom takes Mary Jane to the top of one of the towers of the George Washington Bridge where he threatens to kill her (this is clearly a sensitive place for Peter, as it is where Green Goblin killed Gwen Stacy).
Once Spider-Man arrives, Venom spills the beans, revealing his identity, Peter’s identity, and reminding everyone exactly what happened on the bridge a few years before (Mary Jane isn’t as surprised by this revelation as Peter is). The longest battle of the film ensues and Venom is narrowly defeated. Brock is separated from the suit and is taken to an asylum (because he’s suicidal and because removal from the suit has driven him insane). The film ends with Peter proposing to Mary Jane to which she, of course, responds “Yes.”
The Amazing Spider-Man VI
This film should start out in an asylum a year after the last where Eddie Brock is thrown in across the hall from serial killer Cletus Kassidy. While at the asylum, the doctors find that Brock has cancer. In the mean time, Peter and Mary Jane are in over their heads in wedding preparation. Spider-Man’s reputation still isn’t all that good, but Jameson has let up on the libel a little bit. The idea is that things should seem pretty calm and easygoing before they erupt. The symbiote has been kept in lockdown at an S.H.E.I.L.D lab in the city.
All it takes is one curious intern to open the chamber in which the symbiote is held and hell is unleashed. The symbiote takes over the intern for a brief time as it goes out in search of Eddie Brock. The intern breaks into the asylum and frees Brock. The symbiote quickly moves back to its former host and Venom afterwards kills the intern. Despite Brock’s hatred for Kassidy, the symbiote splits itself in two and the other half clings to the madman, spawning Carnage. Kassidy’s adrenaline feeds the symbiote much better than does Brock, giving Cletus a great level of control over Carnage. Venom escapes from the asylum, whereas Carnage stays behind and kills everyone inside.
Spider-Man and Venom soon come into conflict again. Brock’s lowering adrenaline (due to his cancer) makes for a weaker Venom and he is more easily defeated (that, and Spider-Man’s recent happiness has inspired confidence). Venom tries to flee, but Spider-Man pursues him. In the same instant that Spider-Man catches up with Venom, he is attacked by Carnage. Carnage almost kills Spider-Man, but Venom (being almost jealous that he doesn’t get the kill) throws Carnage off. Carnage spews some insults Venom’s way and the two part, leaving Spider-Man down and injured.
Mary Jane urges Peter to give up Spider-Man, but Peter refuses (as long as Venom and Carnage are out there, Peter is a target whether he dons the suit or not). Brock begins taking injections of adrenaline to quell the symbiote’s hunger (this gives Brock more control over Venom, but not enough to matter). Carnage makes a statement by attacking Peter’s Aunt May, almost killing her. Spider-Man goes on a manhunt for both Venom and Carnage.
The violence and mind games continue, causing Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage’s hate for each other to grow. The climax comes with a three-way fight between them (should be the longest, most violent fight scene in all six films; if anyone takes one memory from the film franchise, it should be this fight). The fight ends with Brock left unconscious, Kassidy separated from the symbiote and unconscious (Brock should be separated from his symbiote before the fight is over, causing a merger of both symbiotes that would likely resemble Toxin), and Spider-Man mortally wounded.
After this, Peter and Mary Jane will cancel their wedding, knowing that marriage is not an option in their relationship. Dr. Connors will destroy the symbiote using a sonic wave chamber. The very end of the film should have Scorpion attacking Jameson on the city street and Spider-Man will swoop in just a second or two before the credits roll (no, this doesn’t indicate a sequel, but it shows that Spider-Man is no where near done).
The Amazing Spider-Man VII
The film will start out some years after the end of the sixth. Summer has just started, marking the end of Peter’s first year teaching science at a local high school. As he is walking out of the school, Peter checks his cell phone and notices a voicemail from Mary Jane. She had called an hour ago to remind Peter that she’d be leaving for Russia and if he wanted to see her again he’d better hurry home after work. Peter rushes off and changes into his costume, hurrying to get back to his and Mary Jane’s apartment.
Mary Jane is going to Russia for the summer to pursue her modeling career and Peter decided to put their relationship on hold until she gets back, so he needs to see her one last time before she leaves. Of course, as it always happens with Spider-Man, Peter runs into trouble on the way home and by the time he gets to the apartment she is already gone. There is an understanding note left with a kiss from Mary Jane, promising she’ll be back in the fall.
Throughout the last five films the condition of Norman Osborn’s company, Oscorp, has been left unaddressed. Now, Harry is stepping up to his responsibility for the Osborn legacy. One of the things at the company that immediately draws Harry’s attention is the work of Adrian Toomes. Toomes is continuing the work that Norman Osborn left unfinished, trying to develop a serum that will increase intelligence and physical stamina. More specifically, however, Toomes seeks to design a sleeker device for human flight than the clumsy goblin glider.
Having met his goal, Toomes manages to design a suit with integrated solar panels and wings that will absorb energy from the sun and emit heat that lifts the wearer off the ground and allow them to fly with the wings. Wanting a more well-known and trusted employee to handle his intentions for Toomes’s work, Harry takes Adrian off of the project. In a rage, Toomes quits and storms out of the building. Meanwhile, Peter has lost his job at the high school for being late so many times throughout the school year; the school board put the decision off until summer to avoid having to find a replacement. Thus, Peter takes his old job at the Daily Bugle where he is welcomed warmly by all except Jameson, who pretends to not remember him.
Later on, Harry throws an exposition for all of Oscorp’s new products, the flight suit being displayed most prominently. However, Toomes appears at the expo in a flight suit of his own, which he designed far more superiorly than the original, and attacks all present. Spider-Man intercedes, of course, and a fight ensues. Spider-Man makes a good deal of jokes about Toomes’s old age, but in reality he is quite strong and agile for being elderly (it will be up to the audience to decide if the old man is naturally fit, or if these attributes are brought on by the performance enhancers he developed for Oscorp). After accomplishing what he set out to do (injure Harry and destroy the original flight suit), Toomes fights past Spider-Man and flies away. Afterwards, the Daily Bugle capitalizes by covering the story and giving Toomes the moniker of “Vulture.”
His relationship with Mary Jane being on hiatus, Peter runs into old high school crush Liz Allan. Giving it another go, Peter and Liz date throughout the film (Parker’s got to have someone to love on, people). Peter doesn’t have any serious intentions for the relationship, which he has to make clear to Liz later in the film when she tries to kiss him. Not having told her about Mary Jane (another of Peter’s careless mistakes), Liz is furious with Peter, thinking him to be very low considering he was dating another girl the last time they dated. Peter tries to explain how the circumstances differ, but she doesn’t listen. Thus, Peter is left with no poontang for the rest of the film (going to have to settle for a strong right hand and some webbing for lubricant).
Regardless, all comes to the climax when Vulture abducts Harry and ransoms his life for ownership to Oscorp. Spider-Man shows up and the final battle ensues. Again, I like fights in movies to actually last long enough for them to be worth watching, so this fight needs to be LONG. Eventually, Spider-Man defeats Vulture by throwing one of his bombs back at him (these are Green Goblin’s pumpkin bombs that have been redesigned and no longer look like pumpkins), which destroys one of the old man’s wings. This is not done with the intention of killing Toomes, but without both wings Vulture falls to ground and, since Spider-Man must at the same time catch a falling Harry, smashes on the pavement, dying instantly.
The film ends with Peter and Harry meeting for the first time in years (or so Harry thinks). The two discuss where their lives have gone and where their lives are going to go. Harry makes it clear with his tone and his body language that he is going down a very dark path. Peter recognizes this and tells Harry that “family legacy is important, but not all legacies should be passed on.” This upsets Harry and he walks out without saying a word.
Peter is left alone just as a group of police cars rush past the diner in which they had met. Shrugging his shoulders and leaving a tip on the table, Peter suits up Spider-Man style and makes a beeline for wherever the cops are going. Is that exactly how the ending should play out? Probably not, but it gives some indication of what will become of Harry in the future.
In my plots, we’ve already seen Harry don the Green Goblin costume once (The Amazing Spider-Man III if you’re not familiar); will we see him do so again? I think my corny suspense question answers itself. To address the divide of Peter and Mary Jane in this film: a divide was driven between the two due to events in the previous film. What is really shown here is that they’ve mended that wound and are now fully committed to each other. The relationship is put on hold to avoid the awkwardness that, in reality, would result from the long distance. Why Russia? Oh, I don’t know… Maybe Mary Jane will bring someone back with her in the next film, eh? Put your thinking caps on, kids! What Spider-Man villains are from Russia? Stay tuned for the answer!
Peter Parker/Spider-Man- Anton Yelchin
For MY reboot, a costume design similar to this one would be pleasing to the eye. It’s close enough to the original Ditko design, but it differs enough from Raimi and Webb’s costumes to stand alone. I’ve altered it from its original design. I removed the silver lining, made the black areas blue with the exception of the hands and feet, which I left black to further allow that color in the costume, and I’ve altered the eyes.
Aunt May Parker- Susan Sarandon
Uncle Ben Parker- Christopher Malcom
Gwen Stacy- Dakota Fanning
Mary Jane Watson- Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart is a good actress; it’s just Twilight that sucks
Harry Osborn- Aaron Johnson
J. Jonah Jameson- Stephen Lang
Joe “Robbie” Robertson- Ernie Hudson
Betty Brant- Mila Kunis
Flash Thompson- Alex Pettyfer
Liz Allan- Emma Roberts
Captain George Stacy- Thomas Jane
Maxwell Dillon/Electro- Jackie Earle Haley
Alex O’Hirn/Rhino- Kevin Durand
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin- John C. McGinley
Roderick Kingsley/Hobgoblin- Orlando Bloom
Herman Schultz/Shocker- Ben Foster
Wilson Fisk/Kingpin- Clancy Brown
Felicia Hardy/Black Cat- Amanda Seyfried
Dr. Curtis Connors/Lizard- Billy Crudup
Quentin Beck/Mysterio- Joseph Gordon Levitt
Eddie Brock/Venom- Travis Van Winkle
Cletus Kassidy/Carnage- Christian Bale
Adrian Toomes/Vulture- John Malkovich
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